So goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can’t plant me in your penthouse
I’m going back to my plough
Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny back toad
Oh I’ve finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road
Upon inspection, three old, wood-framed windows were there, hidden by debris. The windows were closed, even though you could see through the glass. The understanding came swiftly – to really feel the light, the windows must also be open, hanging freely.
Sent by Agbo Ejeh Lawrence, Owukpa, Nigeria
I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I am not afraid of falling into my inkpot.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Koketsu ni irazunba koji wo ezu)
If you do not enter the tiger’s cave, you will not catch its cub.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
You can’t do anything without risking something.
Read more: http://www.linguanaut.com/japanese_sayings.htm#ixzz2rDRojSxE
“In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream- Lingering in the golden gleam- Life, what is it but a dream?”
― Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
My father said being an artist is the shortest road to the poor house , claiming “real” work is something you don’t like. I ignored him through oppositional behaviour, later reasoning that only an idiot sets out to find the poor house , not to mention devote himself to something he does not love. Instead, I discovered an interesting back road to the unknown , and deliberately without a safety net.”
― Russell Chatham
― Peter Jackson
Along the varying road of life, In calm content, in toil or strife, At morn or noon, by night or day, As time conducts him on his way, How oft doth man, by care oppressed, Find in an Inn a place of rest.
(Quote by – William Coombe)
“Only the keeper sees
that,where the ring-dove broods
and the badgers roll at ease,
there was once a road through the woods”
― Rudyard Kipling
“It takes sometime to understand that life can’t always go your way. People move on and change their minds, and leave you stranded. But you have to remember there’s always a road that will lead you to wonderful places unseen, to people unheard and stories untold.”
― Luisa Henao
“God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.”
We wander, question. But the answer waits in each separate heart – the answer of our own identity and the way by which we can master loneliness and feel that at last we belong.
Carson McCullers, The Mortgaged Heart: Selected Writings
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
“Life is what you make it. If you think you can’t change the world, then go on and follow the path already carved out for you. But there are other roads to choose, they’re just harder to trudge through. Changing the world isn’t easy, but I sure as hell am going to keep trying. Are you?”
Simone Elkeles, Perfect Chemistry
A Dictionary of Kashmiri Proverbs & Sayings
Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked.
"Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat.
"I don’t know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn’t matter."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
foto – ulladulla walk 2010
Gathutha konagia mundu njira
A little, contemptible path is sometimes the one that leads you to the highway.
sites 2c http://muigwithania.com/proverbs/
foto – fruit in summer 09 ulmarra
I think of you, of course,
how drunk I can get on the taste of you,
how the sap rises, and then of my sister, how tall
and slender she once was,
then of the tree in all of us,
nothing more, just of the tree,
stirring gently in the breeze, swaying
in the night wind,
drawing its sap from somewhere, deep down, as all trees do.
DAVID BROOKS THE TREE.
foto – izzy foreal at bilambil cottage dec 2008
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"I long to put the experience of fifty years at once into your young lives, to give you at once the key of that treasure chamber every gem of which has cost me tears and struggles and prayers, but you must work for these inward treasures yourself."
foto – lynne sanders maroubra 1950
Harriet Beecher Stowe
A collection of the proverbs of all nations
The crow, when travelling abroad, came back just as black.
foto- markets at grafton’s dragon boat races 09.
Envy is cured by true friendship, as coquetry is by true love.
"Scottish proverbs, collected and arranged by A. Henderson"
foto – wide river cafe ulmarra october 09
A collection of Gaelic proverbs
The bridges that you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren’t there. Gene Brown
foto – bridge over the mann river at jackadgery september 09
A collection of Gaelic proverbs
He who will not work at home, will not work abroad
foto – coldstream street ulmarra 2009
From the November 27, 1936 recording session in San Antonio, Texas.
Can a man of thought and spirit be harnessed thus, and trudge along, like a pack-horse, in a deep, stinking, muddy road, when he may frisk it over the beauteous lawns, or lose himself, agreeably, in the shady, verdant mazes of unrestrained contemplation