Archived Quotes

These quotes will be from the previous months. They will stay here for four months, then be retired off the website (perhaps to be reused!).

August 2021

Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.

Aldous Huxley, Time Must Have a Stop

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.

Judy Garland

July 2021

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master; If you can think – and not make thought your aim; If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same.

Rudyard Kipling, from If

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life; it goes on.

Robert Frost

June 2021

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.

Aldous Huxley

May 2021

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

Greek Proverb

Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying.’ she said: ‘one CAN’T believe impossible things.’ ‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.’

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

April 2021

What staggers me is not the persistence of illusion, but the persistence of the world in the face of illusion.

A.G. Mojtabai, Mundome

Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything.

Giacomo Leopardi, Zibaldone Scelto

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