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My self-summary
"We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting."
~ Kahlil Gibran ~

Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise.
~ Surangama Sutra ~

Just as the highest and the lowest notes are equally inaudible, so perhaps, is the greatest sense and the greatest nonsense equally unintelligible.
~ Allan Watts ~

You never find yourself until you face the truth.
~ Pearl Bailey ~

Solitude is a necessary protest to the incursions and the false alarms of society's hysteria, a period of cure and recovery.
~ Abraham Joshua Heschel ~

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

The highest form of wisdom is kindness.
~ The Talmud ~

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The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
~ Leonardo da Vinci ~

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
~ Dale Carnegie ~

Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
~ William Shakespeare ~

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
~ Mohandas Gandhi ~

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
~ Thomas Jefferson ~

Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.
~ Jane Austen ~

We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.
~ Lao Tzu ~

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
~ Lao Tzu ~

To see things in the seed, that is genius.
~ Lao Tzu ~

"For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

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"It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self."
~ Hugo Black ~

"The essence of pleasure is spontaneity"
~ Germaine Greer ~

"Whenever you are sincerely pleased you are nourished."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~

"One moment of a man's life is a fact so stupendous as to take the luster out of all fiction."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

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"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down."
~ Lily Tomlin ~

"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are."
~ Chinese proverb ~

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
~ Buddha ~

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.
~ Samuel Lover ~

The most damaging phrase in the language is: 'It's always been done that way.'
~ Grace Murray Hopper ~

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
~ Buddha ~

Read nature; nature is a friend to truth.
~ Edward Young ~

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~

Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.
~ Marsha Norman ~

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
~ Baruch Spinoza ~

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
~ Dante Alighieri ~

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
~ Shirley MacLaine ~

All things are difficult before they are easy.
~ Thomas Fuller ~

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
~ Juvenal ~

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
~ Walter Lippmann ~

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
~ Thomas Jefferson ~

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
~ James Huneker ~

The greatest pleasure of life is love.
~ Euripides ~
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to know what's the best to do with it.
I’m really good at
Being silent.
The first things people usually notice about me
Better to ask them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Wholeness and the Implicate Order; The Awakening of Intelligence; The Universe Next Door;

Movies: Runaway Train; 2001: A Space Odyssey; Arizona Dream; Annapolis; Searching for Bobby Fischer; Blade Runner; Naked by Mike Leigh; ...

Shows: How I Met Your Mother;

Music: Nick Cave; Vangelis; Juno Reactor; ...

Food: Indian;
Six things I could never do without
Air, Food, Sleep, Shelter, The Heart Beat, and all the others I could not do without.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Time and how to best make use of it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Walking outdoors.
You should message me if
If you feel you should message me.
The two of us