From sharing my grandfather’s memoirs to poetry by Vassar Miller and Joanie Whitebird to the lyrics of Will T. Massey, I sometimes lean on the words of others for this blog.
Today’s version of that is a series of quotes.
“He wrapped himself in quotations — as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.”
“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.”
Collected quotes from a noted persona offer a way to view our world through the eyes of someone presumably wiser than ourselves. so several of these also offer links to more quotes from the same person — offering multiple rabbit holes for you to explore.
“The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.”
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
“For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.”
“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”
i leave you today with one final quote from one of our keenest observers of the human condition, the uncommonly insightful blind poet, Jorge Luis Borges: