“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.” ― Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its DiscontentsIt is still a hanging offense in Texas to steal someone else’s cow or put graffiti on someone else’s cow. In Galveston, Texas it is illegal to have a camel run loose on the beach.
"Winter garden,the moon thinned to a thread,insects singing."- Matsuo Basho
The number puzzle Sudoku sounds Japanese, and the words are….Su meaning number and Doku meaning single. But the puzzle originated in Switzerland and has its roots in ancient number puzzles designed by mathematician Leonhard Euler.
“The two most common elements in the world are hydrogen and stupidity.” - Arthur Miller
In French you don’t say “I miss you” you say “tu me manques” or “you are missingfromme”…
World population is almost at 7.6 billion……..780 million people live without access to clean drinking water…..It is estimated that by 2025 1.8 billion people will live in areas plagued by water shortages…and two thirds of the world’s population will live in water stressed areas…….
It's time to start living the life you've imagined.”― Henry James
GPS: Global positioning system, a computerized satellite navigation program now used widely in automobiles by people who, amazingly are not creeped out by the fact that a satellite somewhere not only knows exactly where they are but speaks up when they need to make a left. Official Dictionary of Sarcasm-James Napoli
Futurist Ian Pearson thinks that the smartphone will be obsolete by 2025; trips to Mars will be available by 2030 and that machines will think like humans by2025………
“Being like everybody is the same as being nobody.” ― Rod Serling
“Most people are clever because they don't know how to be honest." William Gaddis, The Recognitions.” ― William Gaddis, The Recognitions
The Renaissance was one of the most important cultural movements in history. It began in Italy in the 14th century and lasted until the 17th century. Italy was considered to be the cultural center of the world, the Italian poet and scholar Petrarch is considered to be the father of the renaissance. Though the movement began in Italy, the word is French and means rebirth………
“We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.” ― Henry James, The Middle Years
Litost-a state of agony created by sight of one’s own misery…..
“Ester asked why people are sad."That’s simple," says the old man. "They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people's ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Zahir
People were always getting ready for tomorrow. I didn't believe in that. Tomorrow wasn't getting ready for them. It didn't even know they were there.” ― Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Often have I wondered with much curiosity as to our coming into this world and what will follow our departure. - Petrarch
I'll tell you a secret. We live in a mad and inspiring world.” ― Ben Hecht
“What are heavy? sea-sand and sorrow.What are brief? today and tomorrow.What are frail? spring blossoms and youth.What are deep? the ocean and truth.” ― Christina Rossetti