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His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.” -Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Dilsey stroked Ben’s head, slowly and steadily, smoothing the bang upon his brow. He wailed quietly, unhurriedly. “Hush,” Dilsey said. “Hush, now. We be gone in a minute. Hush, now.” He wailed quietly and steadily. – Faulkner, The Sound and The Fury

The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways — I to die and you to live. Which is the better, only God knows.
– Socrates


I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.-Voltaire

The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.

I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.
-Thomas Aquinas




I began a revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I’d do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action. A revolution is not a bed of roses. My name is Fidel Castro and I have come to liberate Cuba.


Those who see all beings in the Self, and the Self in all beings, will never shrink from It. When once one understands that in oneself, the Self’s become all beings, when once one’s seen the unity, what room is there for sorrow? What room for perplexity? – Upanishads 


Written by michaelhenryhersh

October 19, 2008 at 11:44 PM

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