It’s paper (by Pingo van der Brinkloev)
Bolgheri (by antonio•merini)
Desiderius Erasmus, born 27 October 1466, died 12 July 1536
- You must acquire the best knowledge first, and without delay; it is the height of madness to learn what you will later have to unlearn.
- Do not be guilty of possessing a library of learned books while lacking learning yourself.
- When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
- In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
- I consider as lovers of books not those who keep their books hidden in their store-chests and never handle them, but those who, by nightly as well as daily use thumb them, batter them, wear them out, who fill out all the margins with annotations of many kinds, and who prefer the marks of a fault they have erased to a neat copy full of faults.
- The desire to write grows with writing.
- There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
- I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree.
- I put up with this church, in the hope that one day it will become better, just as it is constrained to put up with me in the hope that I will become better.
- For what is life but a play in which everyone acts a part until the curtain comes down?
Erasmus was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, social critic, teacher, and theologian.
Stay Free (by federico.bebber)
Steely Dan - Do It Again
from: A Decade Of Steely Dan
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Three Times | Zui hao de shi guang | Hsiao-hsien Hou | Taiwan | 2005
Le Café (by [brett walker])
Mini Journal (by Roben-Marie Smith)
"Just try this some time. Take into your mind an image––somebody that you care for, some image that you would care to contemplate––and try to hold this image still in your mind. You will find that you are immediately thinking of other images, associated with the first; for the mind continues spontaneously to move. Yoga is the intentional stopping of this spontaneous activity of the mind stuff. It is an intentional bringing to rest of this continuous action.
"But why should one wish to do this?
"A favorite simile used in Indian discussions of this is that of the surface of a pond with its waves in action––a wind blowing over the pond and the waves moving. If you look at the surface of a pond moving in this way you will see the many reflections––many broken forms; nothing will be perfect, nothing complete; you will have only broken images before you. But if the wind dies down and the waters become perfectly still and clear, suddenly the whole perspective shifts and you are not seeing a lot of broken images, reflecting things round about. You are looking down through the clear water to the lovely sandy bottom, and perhaps you will see fish in the water. The whole perspective changes and you behold, not a multitude of broken images, but a single, still, unmoving image.
"This is the idea of yoga. The notion is that what we see when we look around, like this, are the broken images of a perfect form. And what is that form? It is the form of a divine reality, which appears to us only in broken images when our mind stuff is in action.""