"The paper burns, but the words fly free.”
― Akiba Ben Joseph

"Look beneath the surface; let not the several quality of a thing nor its worth escape thee.” 

Marcus Aurelius

Knock on the sky and listen to the sound.
Zen saying

"The not yet darkened world seems infinitely greater—a moment when anything can happen, anything be believed in."

Olivia Dunbar

"No demon can posses you if you maintain the ability to turn and laugh at it.”
- Rachel Roberts

It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
Confucius

“I am learning peacefulness, lying by myself quietly, as the light lies on these white walls, this bed, these hands. I am nobody; I have nothing to do with explosions.”

-Sylvia Plath
Progress has never been a bargain. You have to pay for it. Sometimes I think there’s a man who sits behind a counter and says, “All right, you can have a telephone but you lose privacy and the charm of distance. Madam, you may vote but at a price. You lose the right to retreat behind the powder puff or your petticoat. Mister, you may conquer the air but the birds will lose their wonder and the clouds will smell of gasoline.
Henry Drummond, “Inherit the Wind”

"Revisited in Spring"

Still Life for Shroud Eaters

I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.
Charles de Lint
No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head.
T. Josephson