Quotations About / On:
This world sees and celebrates scholars but misunderstands and ignores genius.
Without minority called it is motherland
Without symbolic father called it is fatherland
Way of rhythm seems to be a grave land
War of victory celebrates in barren land
Too much celebrating spoils the surprise of the happiness, or the taking of the cheer.
(By Luis A. Estable)
The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisaslightly off balance.
(Prince Charles (b. 1948), British Prince of Wales. quoted in Observer (London, Jan. 2, 1983).)
In the game of love, the losers are more celebrated than the winners.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
Often in winter the end of the day is like the final metaphor in a poem celebrating death: there is no way out.
(Agustin Gomez-Arcos (b. 1939), Spanish author. A Bird Burned Alive, ch. 1 (1988).)
Wallace Stevens: the Platonist celebrates endless change, but with regret.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Revolutions are celebrated when they are no longer dangerous.
(Pierre Boulez (b. 1925), French composer, conductor. Guardian (London, Jan. 13, 1989).
On the bicentenary celebrations of the French Revolution.)
I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts.
(Franco Zeffirelli (b. 1922), Italian stage and film director. International Herald Tribune (Paris, March 21, 1990).)
The poem is about comprehension of beauty. While looking for an apt image, I came across this and learned about Wabi-sabi. I am a Wabi-sabist partially. Actually I had seen an image of an empty worn out wooden chair on Gabriel Garcia Marquez's celebrated novel One hundred years of solitude, although the theme was isolation and endless waiting there, I like that. I am fascinated by still lonely images in exotic interior spaces.
(Charu Gandhi. In response to the poem 'Just Another')