off the shelf…

the samurai says…

“people make the arts into commercial products; they think of themselves as commodities, and also make implements as items of commerce”

Jung says…

“Most people confuse “self-knowledge” with knowledge of their conscious ego personalities.”

Steinbeck says…

“I suppose our capacity for self-delusion is boundless.”

Hank says…

“I see. Give me another drink.”

mrs snake says…

“You know as well as I do that God don’t know what he’s doing half the time.”

Martial says…

“It’s as though
it were wrong,
or disgraceful,
or a sin,
to say No.”

Rumi says…

“you’re like children
playing at sexual intercourse.

they wrestle
and rub together, but it’s not sex!

The same with the fightings of mankind.
It’s a squabble with play swords.
No purpose, totally futille.

like kids on hobby horses, soldiers claim to be riding
Boraq, Muhammad’s night horse, or Duldul his mule.

Your actions mean nothing, the sex and war that you do.”

the Koran says…

“Oft as they kindle a beacon for war shall God quench it! and their aim will be to abet disorder on the earth: but God loveth not the abettors of disorder.”

Twyla says…

“Some people find this moment-the moment before creativity begins-so painful that they simply cannot deal with it.”

the Bible says…

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”

old Bill says…

“Sure start faking it and leave the details to Joe.”

Henry says…

“Here I am
In uncertain time
And a shaky place
And this is all right
Not somehow
But all right
This isn’t the way it is
It’s the way it is around these parts”

Johnny Cash Loves You!

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