Monday, November 30, 2009

Edith Sitwell

Poetry is the deification of reality.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Julie Hill Alger

At least I've learned this much
Life doesn't have to be
All poetry and roses Life
can be bus rides, gritty sidewalks,
electric bills, dishwashing,
chapped lips, dull stubby pencils,
with erasers chewed off,
cheap radios played too loud,
the rank smell of stale coffee,
yet still glow
with the inner fire of an opal,
still taste like honey.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Whoever has not learned to let Nature have her way
is not fit for a gardener, or, for that matter, for a contented soul

Friday, November 27, 2009


Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Shunryu Suzuki

Without accepting the fact that everything changes,
we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately,
although it is true, it is difficult to accept it. Because
we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dalai Lama

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes an incredibe
stroke of luck.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Baruch Spinoza

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Karlheinz Stockhausen

It is true that the eyes dominate the ears in our time.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy;
if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher

Friday, November 20, 2009


By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which
is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by
experience, which is the bitterest.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lao Tzu

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Denis Waitley

Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best
ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it.
That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Joan Baez

Action is the antidote to despair.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Micheal McClure

Despite fascination
Do not be concerned
that form is emptiness
and emptiness is form,
a brown
falling leaf
no different from

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Nelson Henderson

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit."

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Otani Kubutsu

Gazing at falling petals
a baby almost
looks like a Buddha

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thomas Merton

Before we can become who we really are, we must become conscious
of the fact that the person who we think we are, here and now, is at
best an imposter and a stranger.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Alfred Adler

War is not the continuation of politics with different means,
it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community
of man.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Walt Whitman

Why are there trees I walk under but
large and melodious thoughts descend
upon me?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Imperial Advisor Yokamochi

When on the Magpies' Bridge I see,
The Hoar-frost King has cast
His sparkling mantle, well I know
The night is nearly past,
Daylight approaches fast.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Elizabeth Coatsworth

I saw the lovely arch
of rainbow span the sky.
The gold sun burning
As the rain swept by.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Middle Counselor Yikihira

Although I depart
For where Mount Inaba stands,
Its peak covered with pines,
Should I hear that you too pine,
I am sure at once to return.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Mother Teresa

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practise compassion.
If you want to be happy, practise compassion.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


The thief
Left it behind-
The moon in the window

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

John Dewey

Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is,
not a preperation for life; education is life itself.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wayne Dyer

Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long
pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have
and where and who you are.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Japanese Proverb

When considered as my own, lightly weighs the snow
of my bamboo-hat.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

John McAfee

Anyone can find peace in a cave, but bringing that peace into
the chaos of the world is an issue. And it is necessary to find
that peace within the world in order to know the true self,
in order to know your true relationship with the world..