Category Archives: EXTRAORDINARY

Beer, of course, is actually a depressant, but poor people will never stop hoping otherwise. — Curt Vonnegut, Jr., Hocus Pocus, 1990

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Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.
― Criss Jami

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Queensland Figaro (Brisbane, Qld. : 1901 – 1936), Saturday 20 September 1930,

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a balloon has left without saying goodbye. Graham Nunn

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“who knows if the moon’s
a balloon,coming out of a keen city
in the sky–filled with pretty people?
( and if you and I should

get into it,if they
should take me and take you into their balloon,
why then
we’d go up higher with all the pretty people

than houses and steeples and clouds:
go sailing
away and away sailing into a keen 
city which nobody’s ever visited,where

Spring)and everyone’s
in love and flowers pick themselves” 

― E.E. Cummings, Collected Poems

Did you soar into the clouds, impossibly?



We see quite clearly that what happens to the nonhuman happens to the human. What happens to the outer world happens to the inner world. If the outer world is diminished in its grandeur then the emotional, imaginative, intellectual, and spiritual life of the human is diminished or extinguished. Without the soaring birds, the great forests, the sounds and coloration of the insects, the free-flowing streams, the flowering fields the sight of the clouds by day and the stars at night, we become impoverished in all that makes us human.

Thomas Berry

I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”

― Anaïs Nin

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love builds up the broken wall

and straightens the crooked path.

love keeps the stars in the firmament

and imposes rhythm on the ocean tides

each of us is created of it

and i suspect

each of us was created for it”


–Maya Angelou

Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.

Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper


“You know how some people, when they’re together, they somehow make you feel more hopeful? Make you feel like the world is not the insane place it really is?”

Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Ordinary people can do extraordinary things if given a chance. R. Limbaugh


“So there you have it: two things & I can’t bring them together & they are wrenching me apart. These two feelings, this knowledge of a world so awful, this sense of a life so extraordinary – how am I to resolve them? ”

Richard Flanagan

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” Frank Zappa


“Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvellous. I want to be a writer who reminds others that these moments exist; I want to prove that there is infinite space, infinite meaning, infinite dimension. But I am not always in what I call a state of grace. I have days of illuminations and fevers. I have days when the music in my head stops. Then I mend socks, prune trees, can fruits, polish furniture. But while I am doing this I feel I am not living.”

Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934