The misuse of language induces evil in the soul - Socrates
When i can't find words to express what i feel, or rather, when others' are more beautiful, more meaningful, than anything i could come up with, i resort to quotations, pastiche.
My apologies (and utmost thanks) to these women (and men!) for expressing their thoughts with exquisite clarity.
What follow is a year (approximately) in quotes:
Tonight, in the infinitesimal light of the stars,
The trees and flowers have been strewing their cool odors.
I walk among them, but none of them are noticing.
Sometimes I think that when I am sleeping
I must most perfectly resemble them--
Thoughts gone dim.
It is more natural to me, lying down.
Then the sky and I are in open conversation
Virgin ka pa ba? –Kuya x, a cameraman
…the clouds were billowing, as if flexing for a muscular storm –Harrington
She caught his eye first by the stillness of her waiting…he didn’t know if she was beautiful. He only knew that her beauty hit him like an explosion. -Voight
Must you seize my world by storm? –Alexander
Tolstoy: Happy marriages are all the same, but unhappy ones are each different.
Jeff: Maybe that’s why being unhappy is more interesting.
Our fragmented soundbite media tears us away from the creative attention we need to focus on ourselves and on the world –Winterson
..when people flatter you constantly, it is tempting to think you deserve it. – Reichl
He’s a dinosaur. – my sister, on Gallo
You can tell dinosaur bones from rocks by licking them. –Newsweek
Power revels in first making itself manifest –Soyinka
It is the invisible that sustains the visible – de Quiros
Spirituality is not piety but rather, what gives you life and meaning to your life. –Alejo (I never thought I’d be quoting a catholic priest!)
Rizal’s dilemma consisted of the painful but necessary task of having to choose between violent commitment to the Revolution and the slow road to agitation for reforms within the social order. It is necessarily the dilemma of a liberal… - Teodoro
life as reflected in works of art and literature and art ought to be on a higher plane, more intense, more concentrated, more typical, nearer the ideal, and therefore more universal than actual everyday life - Mao Tse Tung
Hindi ba pinapatay yung mga nasa PCIJ? -Papa
No matter how advanced technology becomes, there will always be a need for human intervention –Versola (paraphrased from memory)
Nakita kita tumanda sa Kule at masaya ako sa narating mo.
Mahirap talaga malagas ang balat na kinalakihan natin. (Maniwala ka, pinanggalingan ko yan. :)) Alam mo na ngayon ang dapat gawin, hanapin na lang ang paraan para mailabas ito.
-a friend, written on the very last page of my copy of the Kule folio
and on the front page (from yet another friend)
Sabi ni leonard cohen, "puking clears the soul." and ours is a world ng walang-hanggang pagsusuka. :) tuloy (squared) ha?
She lifted her shoulders and squared them, to take up again the burden of...life.