Category Archives: SENSE

The original is unfaithful to the translation. Jorge Luis Borges

(1899-1986) Argentine writer, essayist, and poet.

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You’ve gotta be original, because if you’re like someone else, what do they need you for? – Bernadette Peters

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Love yourself first and everything falls into line.
– Lucille Ball

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An animal will always look for a person’s intentions by looking them right in the eyes. H. Powers

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Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours. ~Swedish proverb

Read more: http://www.gadel.info/2011/08/love-quotes-love-sayings-love-poems-and.html#ixzz2ph7WksAn

And that is how we are. By strength of will we cut off our inner intuitive knowledge from admitted consciousness. This causes a state of dread, or apprehension, which makes the blow ten times worse when it does fall.” ― D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover

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MAKING THE LIE MAKE SENSE:

When denial (his or ours) can no longer hold and we finally have to admit to ourselves that we’ve been lied to, we search frantically for ways to keep it from disrupting our lives. So we rationalize. We find “good reasons” to justify his lying, just as he almost always accompanies his confessions with “good reasons” for his lies. He tells us he only lied because…. We tell ourselves he only lied because…. We make excuses for him: The lying wasn’t significant/Everybody lies/He’s only human/I have no right to judge him.

Allowing the lies to register in our consciousness means having to make room for any number of frightening possibilities:

• He’s not the man I thought he was.
• The relationship has spun out of control and I don’t know
what to do
• The relationship may be over.

Most women will do almost anything to avoid having to face these truths. Even if we yell and scream at him when we discover that he’s lied to us, once the dust settles, most of us will opt for the comforting territory of rationalization. In fact, many of us are willing to rewire our senses, short-circuit our instincts and intelligence, and accept the seductive comfort of self-delusion.”

― Susan Forward, When Your Lover Is a Liar: Healing the Wounds of Deception and Betrayal

A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky. Crazy Horse

 

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ALI COBBY ECKERMANN

In ‘Cloud Storm’ the poet shows us ‘the cloud skin’ of ‘the oldest wedgetail in the world’ with a ‘string of men … resting on the eagles wing’, a mythological context that makes sense of the world in which people often ‘sit broken together’ and ‘darkness waits’

http://www.emsah.uq.edu.au/awsr/new_site/awbr_archive/147/Cobby.htm

“Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.”

Robert Anthony

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You may not have very much sense. But if you have enough to keep your mouth shut and look wise, it will not be long before you acquire a wide reputation as a fountain of Wisdom.

ROBERT ELLIOTT GONZALES, Poems and Paragraphs

Read more at http://www.notable-quotes.com/w/wisdom_quotes.html#VOARsEZtUA5gGIo6.99

Do not starve your soul while you indulge your body. That is dressing the shadow.”

― Hemat Malak, Your Angels Called and Left a Message: Divine Messages to Guide You to Happiness

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Worry gives small things a big shadow

SWEDEN

“Why,” said the Dodo, “the best way to explain it is to do it.”

— Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865, 1869),

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“Common sense used to be a great trait for one to have, and hence the name, common it was plentiful. Today’s it’s as rare as the Dodo bird.”
― M.A. Bookout

Throughout the narrative you will find many statements that are obviously nonsensical and quite at variance with common sense. For the most part these are true.”

― Robert Gilmore, Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

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“I’ve always found allegories kind of comforting. When you encounter people named Liar and Abstinence, you might not be crazy about them, but you know exactly what you’re getting into.”

― Marisa de los Santos

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.

Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

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“God will not be used as a convenience. Men or nations who think they can revive the Faith in order to make a good society might just as well think they can use the stairs of heaven as a shortcut to the nearest chemist’s shop.”

C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Good sense is no less important than food.

"A miscellany of Irish proverbs"

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“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.”

http://dazx.com.au/jokes/2007/10/20/an-aussie-poem/