That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not. ?James Kern Feibleman, philosopher and psychiatrist (1904-1987)
James Kern Feibleman, philosopher and psychiatrist (1904-1987 )
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and aviator (1900-1945 )
The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists.
Logan Pearsall Smith, essayist (1865-1946 )
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen, author, actor, and filmmaker (1935- )
In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose.
Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine, mystic (1782-1857 )
The artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before, and he does it without destroying something else.
John Updike, writer (1932-2009 )
Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.
Christopher Morley, writer (1890-1957 )
Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )
Poetry is the art of saying what you mean but disguising it.