Category Archives: EXACT NATURE

“Whether you sniff it smoke it eat it or shove it up your ass the result is the same: addiction.” ― William S. Burroughs

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Ah, devil ether. It makes you behave like the village drunkard in some early Irish novel. Total loss of all basic motor function. Blurred vision, no balance, numb tongue. The mind recoils in horror, unable to communicate with the spinal column. Which is interesting because you can actually watch yourself behaving in this terrible way, but you can’t control it.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; as a wild beast can harm your body, but an evil friend can wound your soul. – See more at:


It is a great evil to look upon mankind with too clear vision. You seem to be living among wild beasts, and you become a wild beast yourself.

The Story of Prince Alasi and the Princess Firouzkah.

― William Beckford, Episodes of Vathek

Beauty And vanity Vanish like vapour on A hot day; winter wrinkles wink And grin © irina dimitric 2013

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“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.” 

― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

He who digs a pit for others falls in himself


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The pit allows the grass to fall in

The proverb alludes to the pits the Kikuyu used to dig for trapping wild animals.  These pits were covered with sticks over which, as well as over borders, they put a layer of grass.  Since this grass often fell in the pit through the spaces between the sticks, so they say that often one falls into the pit dug by himself.

Hoist with his own petard.

It is difficult to live without opium after having known it because it is difficult, after knowing opium, to take earth seriously. And unless one is a saint, it is difficult to live without taking earth seriously.

… Jean Cocteau

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“Any way I slice reality it comes out poorly, and I feel an urge to not exist, something I have never felt before; and now here it comes with conviction, almost panic. I mentally bless and exonerate anyone who has kicked a chair out from beneath her or swallowed opium in large chunks. My mind has met their environment, here in the void. I understand perfectly.”

― Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

Keith Moon, God rest his soul, once drove his car through the glass doors of a hotel, driving all the way up to the reception desk, got out and asked for the key to his room.”

― Pete Townshend

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“My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A travelling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. A nice pleated (green?) skirt for the occasional seaside hotel afternoon dance.”

― Maira Kalman, The Principles of Uncertainty

Cause if you shoot a bullet someone dies. If you drop a bomb many die. You hit a woman, love dies. But if you say the F-word… nothing actually happens.

― Richard Curtis

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“Everyday we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read the lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Everyman, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths.”

― Henry Miller

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


“We struggle with, agonize over and bluster heroically about the great questions of life when the answers to most of these lie hidden in our attitude toward the thousand minor details of each day.”

― Robert Grudin, Time and the Art of Living

I am a bird , behold my wings.

A Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Classical Quotations



Birdland – A Poem

from Eldred

Guitar riff,  as a thorn-winged plover screechingly
messerschmitts magpies and butcherbirds,
bluff-diving to protect his nesting mate
Busily disputing their noisy offspring.

An extreme improbability.

(Sooner can birds be silent in spring, and the crickets in summer.)

"A Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Classical Quotations, Comprising Idioms, Proverbs, Maxims


North Towards Yesterday
Lyn Reeves

What I remember most are the birds,
their riotous music in the early forest,
the way they call to each other all day
and how, in the evening, their homing flight
feathers the sky with shadows.

Cold water to hot water ; hot water to cold water. (Telugu) There is a great advantage to be gained by uniting, as in marriage, two people of different dispositions.

"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"


"Married in white, you have chosen all right; Married in gray, you will go far away; Married in black, you will wish yourself back;

Married in red, you’d better be dead; Married in green, ashamed to be seen; Married in blue, you’ll always be true; Married in pearl, you will live in a whirl; Married in yellow, ashamed of the fellow; Married in brown, you’ll live out of town; Married in pink, your spirits will sink."

English Rhyme

foto  creek at bellingen park 2010