|I Found a Penny Today, So Here’s a Thought
"And what of the dead? I own that I thought of myself, at times, almost as dead. Are they not locked below ground in chambers smaller than mine was, in their millions of millions? There is no category of human activity in which the dead do not outnumber the living many times over. Most beautiful children are dead. Most soldiers, most cowards. The fairest women and the most learned men – all are dead. Their bodies repose in caskets, in sarcophagi, beneath arches of rude stone, everywhere under the earth. Their spirits haunt our minds, ears pressed to the bones of our foreheads. Who can say how intently they listen as we speak, or for what word?" ―Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch
The truth is that …
- even granite changes over time.
- if it were easy, everyone would do it.
- life itself is music.
- I was never that girl in the hallway.
- learning to laugh at yourself can help you.
- there is no "right" age for being who you are.
- there are so few who know where Burma is.
- a journey is an extension of the human personality.
- our body is in many ways like a robot.
- none of us has reached that exalted position of perfection.
- mind and matter are complementary to each other.
- sometimes what is supposed to be observable is lost in our focus on the flame.
- there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else.
- your death would be something to fear only if you could survive it.
- teams often create negative synergy.
- it is okay for one or a few people to pee in a river, as the river's ecosystem can cope with that amount of pollution quite easily.
- the horse may be thirsty but not have the will to drink.
- everyone who trusted Jesus in the first century A.D. died.
- no one has a clue.
- love is the greatest thing upon this earth.
- there never is just one truth.
[Tidbits gathered during the course of our research.]
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