Friday, April 30, 2010

Louis Dudek

There are two kinds of people; those who are always well and those who are always sick. Most of the evils of the world come from the first sort and most of the achievement from the second.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Robert Creeley

First you wonder if they're separate stories, but no, they're not, they're contingent stories and they form a pattern. And you begin with some of the island as the place to which the heroine of the book returns.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

T.S, Eliot

All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst, catchwords

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Nikki Giovanni

I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Dante Alighieri

Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Percy Bysshe Shelley

"And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest."

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dalai Lama

If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it

Friday, April 23, 2010

AS Kline

A.S. Kline
Everything we are, all our consciousness, stands in the way of our living, of our life.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Children have neither past nor future;
and that which seldom happens to us,
they rejoice in the present.
- Jean de La Bruyere

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Robert Bly

It is surely a great calamity for a human being
to have no obsessions.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wendell Berry

All right, every day ain't going to be the best day of your life, don't worry about that. If you stick to it you hold the possibility open that you will have better days

Monday, April 19, 2010

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own
drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Paul Celan

Reality is not simply there, it must be searched and won

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Joseph Brodsky

Every individual ought to know at least one poet
from cover to cover: if not as a guide through
the world, then as a yardstick for the language.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Amiri Baraka

A man is either free or he is not. there cannot be any
apprenticeship for freedom.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.