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Posts from the ‘Humor’ Category

“Our world isn’t made of earth, air and water or even molecules and atoms; our world is made of language..” —Tom Robbins

The rising and setting of the sun: a metaphor of a day on a spinning ball of words in a universe of verse.

Perhaps things are not things but words: metaphors, words for other things.

Octavio Paz

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“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” —Ernest Hemingway

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.

Mark Twain

All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened.

Ernest Hemingway

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“They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.” —Charlie Parker

Hear the cosmic gas sighing
Dark chords bleeding together
Primal rhythms replying
Deep-down blues grieve forever

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

Lao-Tzu

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“If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things.” —Confucius

In 1920s Charleston, South Carolina,
a scion of its fading aristocracy,
DuBose Heyward, sparks the
Southern Renaissance of novelists,
with the first realistic portrait of
flesh-and-blood Americans of color.
The love’s story’s title is the name
of the principal character, Porgy.

People’s fates are simplified by their names.

Elias Canetti

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“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” —Carl Sagan

We played and stomped the ground on the range we once roamed
Squeezing music in and out made a wheezy moan
Breezes teasing reedy grasses, weaving a tune
Down-to-earth as cow pies on a June afternoon

Work and pray, live on hay, you’ll get pie in the sky when you die.

Joe Hill

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“The future ain’t what it used to be.” —Yogi Berra

Seer’s eyes prognosticate
Reading signs of prophesy
Previewing what comes to be
As yesterday’s ills recede

There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent past.

George Carlin

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“Myths give us our sense of personal identity, answering the question, ‘Who am I?'” ―Rollo May

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Am I not myself, alighting birdlike from great heights?

“In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of
being alive without a sense of identity.”

―Erik Erikson

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“A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.” ―Jean-Luc Godard

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The time has come, the Rabbit said,
though he had no watch to mind,
to pass through a hole in time,
into a tenseless paradigm.

“Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.”

Francis Bacon

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“I am having a hallucination now, I don’t need drugs for that.” ―Thomas Pynchon

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Professional actors change characters like changing costumes.
Gifted amateurs do the same, not only in their dreams.

“Reality is a hallucination shared by most sane men.”

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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“We live on the leash of our senses.” ―Diane Ackerman

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Strain the leash or let the dogs out?

“It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty.”

John Ruskin

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