'They called me the hyacinth girl.'
-Yet when we came back, late, from the hyacinth garden,
Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of light, the silence.
- T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land
You are all stardust. […] So forget Jesus; the stars died so that you could be here today.
- Lawrence Krauss
O Great God Pan
I see you Pan, up in a tree
[One philosopher] asserted that he knew the whole secret... [H]e surveyed the two celestial strangers from top to toe, and maintained to their faces that their persons, their worlds, their suns, and their stars, were created solely for the use of man. At this assertion our two travelers let themselves fall against each other, seized with a fit of... inextinguishable laughter.
- Voltaire, Micromegas
if you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
- Carl Sagan, Cosmos
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)
- Walt Whitman
Fail with consequence
Lose with eloquence
- The Notwist, Consequence
I am a socialist (you can also call me a commuinist its just semantics)
At least a hundred good reasons can be found to celebrate that there once lived someone called Wladimir Iljitsch Uljanow better known as Lenin.
And it is easy to find another hundred good reasons that would make anyone wish, someone like him existed again.
Better living through science, progress and planned economy.
The theme of all human efforts has to be: contra naturam
Chemicals, Chemicals, Chemicals.
- George Hayduke
Bücher machen Menschen. Musik macht sie gut.
i will dance through any bad weather
my feet / my arms / and my ears / and your beat
I am Tlön, Uqbar, and Orbis Tertius
let's kill first the banker / with his professionel demeanor / let's televise and broadcast the raping of kings /
let our crowds be fed on tear gas and plate glass /
'cos the people united is a wonderful thing
- A Silver Mt. Zion, Movie (Never Made)
So if you wake up one morning and it's a particularly beautiful day, you'll know we made it.
Okay, I'm signing out.
- Robert Capa, PhD; Sunshine