Category Archives: SIGH, SIGH

He had that rare weird electricity about him — that extremely wild and heavy presence that you only see in a person who has abandoned all hope of ever behaving “normally.” Hunter S. Thompson, “Fear and Loathing ’72”

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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
          we're trapped.

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

http://www.hotsdots.com/poetry/2012/09/michelle-dicinovski-electricity-for-beginners-anthony-lynch-night-train/

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Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 – 1954), Tuesday 26 December 1950,

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Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”  ― Mark Twain

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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

T.S. Eliot

http://gardenpartyteas.com/blog/tea-poems-and-quotes/

I played patiently simple melodies and basic chords waiting for home where I could sink into freedom: playing by ear.

Piano Lessons

CAMERON HINDRUM, TAS

http://www.australianpoetry.org/2012/11/26/piano-lessons/

Slowly, note by steady note I practised scales:

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.

http://www.piano-play-it.com/quotations-about-music.html

Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.”

― Mae West

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If you have ever chomped, chewed, gulped, or even smelt something that shocked or repulsed your senses – chilli, wasabi, lemon juice, stilton cheese,  stinky tofu,  spoiled food – doubtlessly you puckered up immediately.

In China that unsightly creased face embodies resentfulness.

http://eatingchina.com/articles/quotes.htm

And I Jack, the Pumpkin King, have grown so tired of the same old thing…”

― Tim Burton, The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Nah mind how pumpkin vine run, he must dry up one day.

Every life comes to an end sooner or later.

Rumors are like ripples in a cornfield. They are ephemeral, but they do indicate which way the wind is blowing.

SUSAN J. PALMER, Aliens Adored

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“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

There is certainly a satisfaction and dignity to be gained in coming to terms with the mistakes one has made in the course of one’s life”

― Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World

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Every man has his dignity. I’m willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.

Denis Diderot

“Shearwater sighed, like a whale in the night.”

― Aldous Huxley, Antic Hay

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“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