Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday Top 8

1) "We run heedlessly into the abyss after putting something in front of us to stop us from seeing it." Blaise Pascal, Pensees, #166

2) "This is the first schooling in spirituality: not to react immediately to a stimulus but to get a hold on those instincts that stall and inhibit." Robert Musil, Diaries 1899-1942

3) "Marius' earhole smells." Martial, The Epigrams

4) "If you can't find anyone who can stand you, you can't find anyone who believes you've got anything they want." Adam Phillips, Equals

5) "Don't hand yourself over like a wrapped package. Laugh while you howl. Howl with laughter." Henri Michaux, Tent Posts

6) "Their catalogues of loss are also records of survival." Adam Phillips, Darwin's Worms

7) "Human nature, essentially changeable, unstable as the dust, can endure no restraint; if it binds itself it soon begins to tear madly at its wounds, until it rends everything asunder, the wall, the bounds, and its very self." Franz Kafka, "The Great Wall of China"

8) "One has carefully scented a robe and then forgotten about it for several days. When finally one comes to wear it, the aroma is even more delicious than on freshly scented clothes." Sei Shonagon, The Pillow Book


Blogger Sarah said...

I was just reading The Pillow Book last night.

3:24 PM  

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