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!).
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.
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.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
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
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