Category Archives: OBEDIENCE

Abba Antony said, “Obedience with abstinence gives men control over wild beasts.”

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“After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world. I mean disassociated. Take a top hat. You think you see it as it really is. But you don’t because you associate it with other things and ideas.If you had never heard of one before, and suddenly saw it alone, you’d be frightened, or you’d laugh. That is the effect absinthe has, and that is why it drives men mad. Three nights I sat up all night drinking absinthe, and thinking that I was singularly clear-headed and sane. The waiter came in and began watering the sawdust.The most wonderful flowers, tulips, lilies and roses, sprang up, and made a garden in the cafe. “Don’t you see them?” I said to him. “Mais non, monsieur, il n’y a rien.”

Oscar Wilde

“Time to paint your butt white and run with antelope-in English- Stop arguing and do as you’re told.”

― Charles Martin, Chasing Fireflies

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If a drop of that wine would drip into the Nile
The crocodile would be drunken for hundred years by its smell
If the antelope in the dessert would drink a drop of it
It would become a roaring lion and wouldn’t think about the leopard”
― Rūdakī

We need only obey. There is guidance for each of us, and by lowly listening, we shall hear the right word.–Emerson.


“Owl,’ said Rabbit shortly, ‘you and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is easy thinking to be done in this Forest – and when I say thinking I mean thinking – you and I must do it.”

― A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

Good sense is no less important than food.

"A miscellany of Irish proverbs"


“Typical bloody sheep,” he thought, “they’ve got no common sense,
“They won’t go through a gateway but they’ll jump a bloody fence.”

Henry David Thoreau: The pleasure we feel in music springs from the obedience which is in it.


Imagine it. A radio playing

and everyone here was crazy.

I liked it and danced in a circle.

Music pours over the sense

and in a funny way

music sees more than I.

Music Swims Back to Me


foto – MARK QUINN AND IZZY FOREAL bilambil sports club 2008 december