"Face it, Baby, it’s a tough illusion…like when you walked in that bar that night and she was sitting there like a reason to live. It clicked in your heart like a bear trap. You had to do what you did. Enough said. You couldn’t just look at it. It seemed too real". Dirty Dick....Buddhist detective novelist
"Somebody up there must be like me." A. Drunk
"Intellect gets in the way of a good haiku." Barry Rossinoff
"Common sense is not common knowledge." Peter Chai
"No one is thinking if everyone is thinking alike." General George C. Patton
"Everything is more the way it is now than it ever has been." D.D. Eisenhower
"I was born where the echo is born"
"If you are still alive when you read this,
close your eyes.
I am under their lids, growing black." Bill Knott
""Find a space until they find you..." Hakim Bey
"Here's a question:
can you thank God for reality?" Panteleone
"The best thoughts were spoken by wise men as a joke." Panteleone
"Repressive governments are really good
at recognizing talent." Barry Rossinoff
"The leech's kiss,
The squid's embrace,
the prurient ape's defiling touch....
...and, do you like the human race?
No, not much." Aldous Huxley "Ape and Essence"
"Sometimes logic surpasses reason." Panteleone
"Quantum particles are the dreams that stuff is made of." David Moser
"I took off petal after petal
as if you were a rose
in order to see your soul...
and I didn't see it...
Meanwhile, everything around,
the trees, meadows, horizons of fields,
everything, even what was infinite,
was being filled with a perfume
immense, and living."
Juan Ramone Jiminez
"It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of Sapphu that thoughts acquire speed.
The lips acquire stains, the stains are a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion."
"A wise human said you are what you think you are.
That was the Buddha....he's not available." Vin Diesel
"Don't worry, there's no hope." Panteleone
"I'm whole as long as I hear you singing/then emptyness when you stop." Ikkyu
"A thick cloud caught a Piper Cub's tail...
a match struck blue on a railroad rail...
the old puff-horse was just pull'in through...
and a man wore a peg-leg.....forever." Capt. Beefheart...."Trout Mask Replica"
"a moon swam from behind a cloud
a clock struck midnight
a finger pulled a trigger
a bird flew into a mirror." eecummings
"Oh, that magic feeling! Nowhere to go!" Beatles
"Even my sadness perhaps has changed...
as if I were not my own...
forgotten, even by me." Salvador Quasimodo
"I suppose there is a doctrine to this landscape.
Yet, having just escaped from the truth, the morning
is color and mist, which is enough: the moments rain and sea..."
"To be without description of to be..." Wallace Stevens 'The Latest Freed Man"
"One way of looking at speech is to say it
is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness." Harold Pinter
"Anyone with that much to say, doesn’t have that much to say." Panteleone
Buddhist Master to student:
"Give me a one line explanation of renunciation."
Student: "So, how many times are you going to
shove that stick into your eye?"
"With a crunchy mouthful of blanched almonds,
Lucy tries to keep from giggling." 4th Musser
"Don't panic: remain human." Eggtooth
"When you have to shoot, don't talk! Shoot!" Eli Wallach in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
"Ego is painting yourself into a mirror." E.T.
"When the director says: 'Action!', it doesn't mean you have to do anything."
Marlon Brando to Al Pacino
"Life is like getting on a ship
you know is going to sink." Suzuki Roshi
"When I die, I'll look at my life
and think: 'what was that?'" Marlon Brando
"The only thing that survives
is the truth." E.T.
"The truth is the most important thing." Irvin Tischer
Bene Gesserit Coda: “Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit. This is the fine point upon which all the legal professions of history have based their job security.”
"How long you live is not so important....
what matters is knowing what life is for." White Fang Lama
"Listen to the frozen mind of the gazebo." 4th Musser
"Big Picture involves escape from the planet by a chosen few. The jumping
off place is Wellington, New Zealand. After that, an extermination project
will be activated. Needless to say. Big Picture is a highly sensitive project.
Even to suspect the existence of Big Picture is unwholesome. As the poet
says: "After such knowledge, what forgiveness?"
William Burroughs... "The Western Lands"...1987
“Ted Nelson’s hatred of conventional structure made him difficult to educate. Bored and disgusted by school, he once plotted to stab his seventh-grade teacher with a sharpened screwdriver, but lost his nerve at the last minute and walked out of the classroom, never to return. On his long walk home, he came up with the four maxims that have guided his life: most people are fools, most authority is malignant, god does not exist, and everything is wrong.”
Gary Wolf in “The Curse of Xanadu,” WIRED 3.06, June 1995.
"Or, to say it in another way, the paradigm of rational mind as the epitome of the intelligence of the humancreature, is dissolving rapidly and we feel it more and more personally all the time. It's like HAL, the computer in the movie 2001, is being disconnected....only this time, HAL is us." Anon.
Humans are like any other machine...
they're either a benefit or a hazard.
If they're a benefit, it's not my problem... Dick Cheney
"The scum also rises." Eggtooth
"Walking on water wasn't built in a day." Jack Kerouac
"Nothing is worse for being looked at." John Stuart Mill
"First you have to look...then you can see." VCTR
"If the truth can be told so as to be understood, it will be believed." William Blake
The most significant event of the Twentieth Century was the coming of Buddhism
to the West. Arnold Toynbee
"No walking through vast Arabies of hot meaning, you just
numbly don't get there." Jack Kerouac
"Meanwhile, the flight of crows had ceased, he withdrew
his hand from the tennis racquet, one brief, convulsive
octopus and all was over...it seemed too beautiful." eecummings
"When our hands are alone,
they open like faces...
there is no shore to their opening." Bill Knott
"Once you rediscover your natural mind
there will be plenty of time
to rediscover color." Eggtooth
"One may imagine the sight of billions of ants on a driftwood, floating on a fast running stream.
The ants are apparently unaware that their driftwood is nearing a cataract. They seem even
ignorant of the fact that they are on a driftwood. If they were aware, how could they afford to hate one another, scheme against one another, and be occupied with greed and hostility?
The moment when the driftwood falls down the cataract, what would anything mean to one or another ant, friend or foe?
This pathetic sight is nothing but an epitome of today's mankind." Tamo-San 1957
"There was only one Christian, and they killed him." F. Nietsche
"You'd better laugh, folks, because these Are the jokes!" Anon.
"Here I am simply trying to get into your head
you think you were born you die what a pity," Ikkyu
"Nothing terrifies people more than the threat of freedom." Robert Anton Wilson
"When you get on the wrong bus, every stop is the wrong stop." Barry Milner
"Take a Masterpiece....burn it slightly....makes it even better."
Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche
"It is precisely in unconscious involuntary manifestations that all evil lies.
You do not yet understand and cannot imagine all the results of this evil.
But the time will come when you will understand." G.I. Gurdjieff 1916
"You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know." Jerry Garcia
"It was evening all afternoon. It was snowing and it was going to snow.
The blackbird sat in the cedar limbs." Wallace Stevens
"When I die, they will place my hands like this. It will look as though I am flying into myself. "
"Mind is not created or destroyed." Eggtooth
"Like a fighter the soul must be constantly in training
lest it grow soft on an ephemeral throne."
William Burroughs...The Western Lands...1987
'My life is my message." Gandhi
"To know is to get lost." Nano Sakaki
"Entertainment is mindlessness...
Enjoyment is celebration." E.T.
"The reason why there are no revolutionaries in America is because it's like being a spoilsport at an orgy" Richard Dreyfuss
"By the time you get to be human
you're too busy to take the time
to understand why you're standing there." Eggtooth
"In the sea called women, few men drown at night....many in the morning."
"Everyone is alone, in the heart of the earth, pierced by a ray of sun....
and, suddenly, it's evening." Salvador Quasimodo
"As I was standing on the third rail waiting for the next train to grind me into lifeless
atoms, various absurd thoughts slyly crept into my highly sexed mind." e.e.cummings
"I like big fat men like you...when they fall, they make a loud noise."
Eli Wallach in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."
"Still, it would be lovely to wave a cut lily and panic a notary...or finish a nun with
a left to the ear...just to walk around with my green switchblade handy,
whooping it up till I die of the shivers." Pablo Neruda
"Desire of your bright hands in the flame's half-light. Flavor of oak, roses, and death."
"A plate cracks...certain peas roll off." 4th Musser
"There are two things: what's next, and what's left." Eggtooth
" I think most American publisher's tastes are on the level of the comic strip...they don't have time to read; they're too busy hustling...they're the first automatons trained quite simply to spot imitations of previous imitations." Terry Southern
"Each spring the chrysanthemum's astringent fragrance comes/revealing the hidden mechanism/of machine within machine within machine." Wallace Stevens
"Inner Okies migrunting through the must bowl." Bill Knott
"You create the world with mind." Buddha
"Don't hesitate, get laid, that's wisdom.
Sitting around chanting, what crap." Ikkyu
"Making future plans is like closing your eyes on the edge of a cliff." Paltrul Rinpoche
"Enjoy your temporary pleasures." Dilgo Khentzse Rinpoche
"What are they going to call you when you're dead?" Panteleone
"Luminosity is seeing that cables
may support the bridge, but the metal
itself is a disease...yet we only need
placebos because we're hypochondriacs." Eusebio Sandoval
"Don't go into the pimped out fridge, Jack." Vin Diesel
"Eskimo Daddy!! Surgery!! Surgery!!" 4th Musser