Why does the darkness make voices more likely
to win or break our hearts?
Soon it will be dawn, soon it will be
weirdly beautiful - the water a foot from the floorboards,
high-set verandahs kissing their reflections,
six-foot fences vanquished - and soon we'll realise
But for now, it's night, and there's just
the torchlight, and the radio voices
and the raising things up, the lifting that is like belief:
the best we can do
but never high enough.
Michelle Dicinoski: Electricity for Beginners
Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 – 1954), Tuesday 26 December 1950,
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of toast and tea
We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.” — Martha Graham
CAMERON HINDRUM, TAS
One man gets nothing but discord out of a piano; another gets harmony. No one claims the piano is at fault. Life is about the same. The discord is there, and the harmony is there. Study to play it correctly, and it will give forth the beauty; play it falsely, and it will give forth the ugliness. Life is not at fault.
― Tim Burton, The Nightmare Before Christmas
Nah mind how pumpkin vine run, he must dry up one day.
||Every life comes to an end sooner or later.
SUSAN J. PALMER, Aliens Adored
“There is a rumour going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.”
― Terry Pratchett
― Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World
Every man has his dignity. I’m willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.
― Grace Lichtenstein
“Self-trust is the first secret of success.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
― Aldous Huxley, Antic Hay
“I will have no man in my boat,” said Starbuck, “who is not afraid of a whale.” By this, he seemed to mean, not only that the most reliable and useful courage was that which arises from the fair estimation of the encountered peril, but that an utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward.
(moby dick chap 26 p112)”
― Herman Melville