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Lewis DaLyricist :
11 Simple Positive Techniques to stay creative 1. You have to imagine things 2. Be creative. Love creative and positive people 3. Read awesome stuffs 4. Listen to instrumental music a lot instead of vocalist. Love art (Drawing, coloring, taking pictures and editing) . 5. Don't talk much, keep things simple, when fights come address them with calm. 6. keep on Thinking and writing Thinkers n dowers are creative. 7. Correct your mistakes. 8. Put correct words Put simple words to make good sense 9. Meet positive people spend a lot of time with positive talk. 10. Be distant to stressors day ruiners. Peace make us relieved and allow us to do anything which is awesome. 11. Stay Amazing as always each time! . By Lewis DaLyricist
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Anne Sexton :
Take a red book called TELEPHONE, size eight by four. There it sits. My red book, name, address and number. These are all people that I somehow own. Yet some of these names are counterfeit.
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Telephone."]
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Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] :
If you address a ghost as "Thing!" Or strike him with a hatchet, He is permitted by the King To drop all formal parleying— And then you're sure to catch it!
[Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. repr. In The Works of Lewis Carroll, Longmeadow Press (1982). The ghost in Phantasmagoria, Canto II, Phantasmagoria and other Poems, Macmillan (1869).]
Henry David Thoreau :
Their leader was a handsome man about thirty years old, of good height, but not apparently robust, of gentlemanly address and faultless toilet; such a one as you might expect to meet on Broadway. In fact, in the popular sense of the word, he was the most "gentlemanly" appearing man in the stage, or that we saw on the road. He had a fair white complexion, as if he had always lived in the shade, and an intellectual face, and with his quiet manners might have passed for a divinity student who had seen something of the world. I was surprised to find, on talking with him in the course of the day's journey, that he was a hunter at all,—for his gun was not much exposed,—and yet more to find that he was probably the chief white hunter of Maine, and was known all along the road.... In the spring, he had saved a stage-driver and two passengers from drowning in the backwater of the Piscataquis in Foxcroft on this road, having swum ashore in the freezing water and made a raft and got them off,—though the horses were drowned,—at great risk to himself, while the only other man who could swim withdrew to the nearest house to prevent freezing. He could now ride over this road for nothing. He knew our man, and remarked that we had a good Indian there, a good hunter; adding that he was said to be worth $6000. The Indian also knew him, and said to me, "the great hunter."
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, pp. 178-179, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
Brian Johnston :
Thoughts on terrorism. Conversations with Abekah Emmanuel... I can suggest some themes that I feel are relevant, in math we distinguish between things that are necessary to prove something is true and things that are sufficient to prove something is true. It is a nice way to organize your thoughts and lends force to your arguments... I think that man's drive to simplify his life in the face of incredible complexity is something we all feel and strive for. But when we make simplicity our God this gives rise to the potential for incredible evil. One of man's greatest tools in his desire for a simple life is the concept of putting things into categories. I am tempted to say that this concept really almost defines for me what it means to be human, it's not 'I think therefore I am' so much as it is 'I categorize, and this makes me human.' Friends, Enemies, Meat is good, Vegetables are bad, etc. What contributes to a man becoming a terrorist I suspect is a lack of respect or perhaps an educational blind spot. He cannot allow complexity to exist without feeling overwhelmed. It takes a real man, a mature man, not an anxious child, to get that variety is a gift from God and not a threat to the wisdom of our ancestors. If the modern world threatens our religion or our respect for our ancestors, surely that most likely that means our own understanding of our religion or of our ancestors is defective. Most people hate terrorists I suspect for their lack of focus, like in this country where blacks are overwhelmingly killed by other blacks, not whites, even though disadvantaged minority rage thinks it is rage against the advantaged majority, it is to some extent at least a form of self hatred. The minority secretly hates their own ancestors for leaving them in the position that they find themselves in. Terrorism is, I suspect, only a very small threat to the US and brings a lot more grief to the country that hosts the terrorist. The problem it presents America is that our nuclear weapons are largely ineffective against it. Who do you retaliate against? It seems that drones will continue to be a large part of America's answer. A political enemy once identified can be fairly easily eliminated today at least. No amount of personal body guards can protect you against drone attack and since few people are injured when compared to a real war, not many people care when a known terrorist is killed for it means that the terrorist will wind up killing fewer of his own people. The only real way to address evil in the world is make sure that you yourself are not part of it. Terrorism shames the people whose disadvantages it attempts to address, and so it seems to me a dead end strategy.
[Culled from FaceBook conversations. All ideas expressed here the thoughts of a 72 year old, white, Christian, Democratic American male. I welcome comments, criticisms, and suggestions for improving the quality of the remarks.]
Imamu Amiri Baraka :
his address to the grey monsters of the world,
[Imamu Amiri Baraka (b. 1934), U.S. poet. A Poem for Black Hearts (l. 13-14). . . Poetry of Black America, The; Anthology of the 20th Century. Arnold Adoff, ed. (1973) Harper & Row.]
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Paul Valery :
For the musician, before he has begun his work, all is in readiness so that the operation of his creative spirit may find, right from the start, the appropriate matter and means, without any possibility of error. He will not have to make this matter and means submit to any modification; he need only assemble elements which are clearly defined and ready-made. But in how different a situation is the poet! Before him is ordinary language, this aggregate of means which are not suited to his purpose, not made for him. There have not been physicians to determine the relationships of these means for him; there have not been constructors of scales; no diapason, no metronome, no certitude of this kind. He has nothing but the coarse instrument of the dictionary and the grammar. Moreover, he must address himself not to a special and unique sense like hearing, which the musician bends to his will, and which is, besides, the organ par excellence of expectation and attention; but rather to a general and diffused expectation, and he does so through a language which is a very odd mixture of incoherent stimuli.
[Paul Valery (1871-1945), French poet, essayist. Originally delivered as a lecture (late 1927). "Pure Poetry: Notes for a Lecture," The Creative Vision, Grove (1960).]
Diana L Eck :
Reincarnation and resurrection have some things in common as ways of thinking. Both are affirmations that death is not decisive. Both presuppose a life, a Godward life-energy which, as the Bhagavad Gita puts it, "does not die when the body dies." Both address the mystery of that ongoing, irrepressible life that cannot be done in by death. But there are critical differences as well. Reincarnation is not what I as a Christian mean by resur rection. Reincarnation has to do with a wide understanding of life, one that includes both birth and death. Resurrection has to do with the meaning of life itself, no matter how long its trajectory might be.
[Diana L. Eck, U.S. educator. Encountering God, ch. 4, Beacon (1993).]
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Sarah Fielding :
And now behold the goddess seated on her throne ... receiving the adulation of her worshipper.... An adulation, which translated into plain English means no more than an address of the following kind: "Madam, I like you (no matter whether from fortune, person, or any other motive) and it will conduce much to my pleasure and convenience if you will become my wife: that is, if you will bind yourself before God and man to obey my commands as long as I shall live. And should you after marriage be forgetful of your duty, you will then have given me a legal power of exacting as rigid a performance of it as I shall please."
[Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. Portia, in The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 1, sc. 3 (1754).]
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Stanley Kubrick :
Geroge Peatty: I'm gonna have it, Sherry. Hundreds of thousands, maybe a half million. Sherry Peatty: Of course you are, darling. Did you put the right address on the envelope when you sent it to the North Pole?
[Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. screenwriter, and Jim Thompson (1906-1977). George Peatty (Elisha Cook, Jr.) to Sherry Peatty (Marie Windsor), The Killing (1956).]
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