Category Archives: SELF IMAGE

The landlord of the Fiddler’s Riddle considered himself to be a man of the world, and this was right, because he was too stupid to be really cruel, and too lazy to be really mean and although his body had been around quite a lot his mind had never gone further than the inside of his own head. (ER)

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It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt,
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills,
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

The lizard brain only wants to eat and be safe. Seth Godin, Linchpin



From it’s heights, the lizard on the wall,
Like a super hero, leaps and  fall,
I jump on the chair, stand, stunned,
And watch it move..slither and run.

 Nishu Mathur, India

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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Saturday 25 March 1933

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A boy’s will is the wind’s will. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Kagwaci ka mwana wene nook kahoragia mwaki
            It is always the potato of another family’s boy that extinguishes the fire
The proverb alludes to the custom of roasting potatoes in the embers of a dying fire.
            Nobody calls himself rogue.

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”

― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray


“The face is the portrait of the mind; the eyes, its informers.”
– Latin

Portrait in 4D

After his wife of over fifty years died,
He began using crystal pendulums
To contact her, announced he had
The healing touch, though no one felt
A thing, tried to read books on time
And consciousness, his glass of whisky
Refilled always, no matter doctor’s orders,
And sometime after lunch would settle
For diversions on TV, the mechanisms
Of DVDs and Cable far beyond him,
His vision winding down, winding down.

Earl Livings

If a bull frog had a square asshole he’d shit bricks

[Harry Jackson from Joe Neble, a Negro itinerant, Aug. 1965].

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They asked a bullfrog, They asked a bullfrog, “Why do you croak all the time?” He replied, “I’m enchanted with my voice.”


Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.

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“we usually think of ourselves as sitting the driver’s seat, with ultimate control over the decisions we made and the direction our life takes; but, alas, this perception has more to do with our desires-with how we want to view ourselves-than with reality”

― Dan Ariely, Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

It doesn’t matter what people call you unless they call you pigeon pie and eat you up.

― Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited

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“We have an obligation to one another, responsibilities and trusts. That does not mean we must be pigeons, that we must be exploited. But it does mean that we should look out for one another when and as much as we can; and that we have a personal responsibility for our behaviour; and that our behaviour has consequences of a very real and profound nature. We are not powerless. We have tremendous potential for good or ill. How we choose to use that power is up to us; but first we must choose to use it. We’re told every day, “You can’t change the world.” But the world is changing every day. Only question is…who’s doing it? You or somebody else?”

― J. Michael Straczynski

The days of my vanity are over and heaven knows they weren’t happy enough to regret.

― Emma Donoghue, Life Mask


It is less mortifying to believe one’s self unpopular than insignificant, and vanity prefers to assume that indifference is a latent form of unfriendliness.”
― Edith Wharton