One Must Learn to Love.

This is what happens to us in music: First one has to learn to hear a figure and melody at all, to detect and distinquish it, to isolate it and delimit it as a separate life. Then it requires some exertion and good will to tolerate it in spite of its strangeness, to be patient with its appearance and expression, and kindhearted about its oddity. Finally there comes a moment when we are used to it, when we wait for it, when we sense that we should miss it if it were missing; and now it continues to compel and enchant us relentlessly until we have become its humble and enraptured lovers who desire nothing better from the world than it and only it.

~ Friedrich Nietzsche


The Mysteries of Reality.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.

~ Albert Einstein

Get and Give.

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

~ Winston Churchill


Fidelity. Vulnerability.

FIDELITY, n. A virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.

~ Ambrose Bierce


Not Quite the Same Thoughts.

New Year's Eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.

~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

Prosper at Home.

A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.

~ Aristophanes

Time Waits for No Thing.

Throughout Time's relentless and inevitable pursuit of tomorrow, it waits for no individual, for no thing; within the recognition of this undeniable procession lives the fabric to weave perceptions spanning an expansive spectrum - from unconditional hope to casual indifference to bitter despair.

~ myles samuel iezzi