Tuesday, August 31, 2010


そんなもんいつまでも かかえててもつまんねえし


The world you live in is mysterious, exciting, unknown and mine is older, familiar, and calm. You will never know my world not I yours. . . . Can you see with my eyes? Think with my brain?
We are one, yet we are not the same.
Do not see yourself as the center of the universe wise and good and beautiful. Seek rather wisdom, goodness and beauty that you may honor them everywhere.
See the way of life as a stream. A man floats with the stream and his way is easy. But if he fights and tries to go upstream, he exhausts himself.


If you plant rice, rice will grow. If you plant fear, fear will grow.
A strong man is always needed.
I seek not to know all the answers but to understand the questions.

Paul Edwards, Gene L. Coon

Where is evil? In the rat whose nature it is to steal the grain. Or in the cat, whose nature it is to kill the rat?
The rat steals. Yet, for him, the cat is evil.
And to the cat, the rat.
Yet, Master, surely one of them is evil.
The rat does not steal, the cat does not murder. Rain falls, the stream flows, a hill remains. Each acts according to its nature.
Then is there no evil for men? Each man tells himself that what he does is good, at least for himself.
. . . a man may tell himself many things but is a man's universe made up only of himself?
If a man hurts me and I punish him, perhaps he will not hurt another.
And if you do nothing?
He will learn he can do as he wishes.
Or, perhaps, he will learn that some men receive injury but return kindness.

Первое послание к Коринфянам 10:13

Вас постигло искушение не иное, как человеческое; и верен Бог, Который не попустит вам быть искушаемыми сверх сил, но при искушении даст и облегчение, так чтобы вы могли перенести.



Gregory Stock

They are about your values, your beliefs, and your life; love, money, sex, integrity, generosity, pride, and death are all here. Here is an enjoyable way to find out more about yourself and others, and to confront ethical dilemmas in a concrete rather than an abstract form.

Rachel Snyder

Awaken your sense, your intuition, your desires. Awaken the parts of yourself that have been sleeping. Life is a dream, and to live it, your must be awake.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

George Sand

There is only one happiness in life - to love and to be loved.

Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Shannon Crown

The best thing about me is you.


Александр Пушкин

Когда за пяльцами прилежно
Сидите вы, склонясь небрежно
Глаза и кудри опустя
Я в умиленье, молча, нежно


Любовь, это все
что тебя окружает
Любовь здесь
в твоей улыбке
в твоих волосах
Любовь, везде

Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

if the sun refused to shine
I would still be loving you
if mountains crumble to the sea
there will still be you and me


we said we would say anything and everything
and foster a face-to-face relationship
we kissed and touched the hearts of each other
and shared our invisible love

when I feel that you are cold
my heart rusts in the wind
when I feel that you are gentle
my heart rests in the sun

loving you more than anybody
loving you







Saturday, August 28, 2010

Martin Luther King

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day the state of Alabama, whose governor's lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

Николай Дмитриевич Кондратьев

Friday, August 27, 2010

Michel Chossudovsky

The global political economy is a system that enriches the very few at the expense of the vast majority. The global economic crisis has contributed to widening social inequalities both within and between countries. Under global capitalism, mounting poverty is not the result of a scarcity or a lack of human and material resources. Quite the opposite holds true: the economic depression is marked by a process of disengagement of human resources and physical capital. People’s lives are destroyed. The economic crisis is deep-seated.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010




I love you.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Charles Barsotti

Malcolm Gladwell

U.S. Ambassador to General: “We know they know our code…We only give them things we want them to know.”
General to Russian Ambassador: “They know you know their code.”
Russian Ambassador to General: “We have known for some time that they knew we knew their code. We have acted accordingly – by pretending to be duped.”
General to American Ambassador: “They know you know they know you know!
American Ambassador: “What? Are you sure?”

Kim Taylor

New York City originated as New Amsterdam, in the state of New Netherland, in the mid-1600s and prospered into the sprawling metropolis it is today through a combination of reform movements, comprehensive city planning initiatives introduced in the nineteenth century, nonpartisan municipal commissions, and the ceaseless lure of commerce.

David Letterman

Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines.

Le Corbusier

New York is a catastrophe - but a magnificent catastrophe.




(仁に遠き者は道に疎し; をにはそと)

不苦者有智 / 富久者有智
(苦しまざる者には智有り、富に久しき者は智有り; ふくはうち)




Saturday, August 21, 2010



Mark Knopfler

It's a mystery to me / The game commences / For the usual fee / Plus expenses / Confidential information / It's in a diary / This is my investigation / It's not a public inquiry

I go checking out the report / Digging up the dirt / You get to meet all sorts / In this line of work / Treachery and treason / There's always an excuse for it / And when I find the reason / I still can't get used to it

And what have you got at the end of the day ? / What have you got to take away ? / A bottle of whisky and a new set of lies / Blinds on the window and a pain behind the eyes

Scarred for life / No compensation / Private investigations

Friday, August 20, 2010

Farrah Fawcett

God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met.

Eckhart Tolle

  • Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet. It is the body's reaction to your mind — or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body.
  • Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.

Herman Hesse

If I know what love is, it is because of you.



Bill Keller

The administration, while strongly condemning WikiLeaks for making these documents public, did not suggest that The Times should not write about them. On the contrary, in our discussions prior to the publication of our articles, White House officials, while challenging some of the conclusions we drew from the material, thanked us for handling the documents with care, and asked us to urge WikiLeaks to withhold information that could cost lives. We did pass along that message.

Christian Christensen

At the heart of the death of journalism myth is the presumption of a causal relationship between access to information and democratic change. The idea that mere access to raw information de facto leads to change is as romantic as the notion that mere access to technology can do the same. Information, just as technology, is only useful if the knowledge and skills required to activate such information are present.

In a digital world that is constantly being redefined as non-hierarchical, borderless and fluid, Wikileaks has reminded us that structure, boundaries, laws and reputation still matter.

Donald E. Knuth

People who analyze algorithms have double happiness. First of all they experience the sheer beauty of elegant mathematical patterns that surround elegant computational procedures. Then they receive a practical payoff when their theories make it possible to get other jobs done more quickly and more economically.

Claude Monet

A force de transformations, je suis la nature sans pouvoir la saisir.

Edsger W. Dijkstra

  • The question of whether Machines Can Think... is about as relevant as the question of whether Submarines Can Swim.
  • Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a quality that decides between success and failure.
  • Thank goodness we don't have only serious problems, but ridiculous ones as well.
  • Probably I am very naive, but I also think I prefer to remain so, at least for the time being and perhaps for the rest of my life.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thomas Cole

Stephen Hannock


"Sex" refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women.

"Gender" refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women.

To put it another way: "Male" and "female" are sex categories, while "masculine" and "feminine" are gender categories.

Aspects of sex will not vary substantially between different human societies, while aspects of gender may vary greatly.


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Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Monday, August 16, 2010


歴史というのは、どんな考え方もあり得る。どんな考え方を持ってもいい。それが間違った事実にもとづいて、自分の歴史観を構築したら、それは正していかなければならないけれども、歴史を語る資格はないという言い方は、間違っていると思う。 。。。 歴史問題というのは、権力者があなたの考えは完全に間違いと言詮封鎖してはいけない。



Sunday, August 15, 2010






なるほど、民衆政治は多数決制という数の制度である。しかし、これから正が出るか邪が出るかは、民意なるものが優等か劣等かによる。たとえば、議会での議論が必要なのは、民意によって選ばれた多数派の政権も、fallibility を免れえないからだ。またたとえば、ほとんどすべての独裁が民意によって、換言すると民衆政治を民衆自身が否定することによって、生み出されもした。こういうものにすぎぬ民衆政治を民主主義の理念にまで昇格させたのは、近代の理念における錯誤だらけの模型であり流行である。
Democratism は民衆という多数者に主権ありとする。主権とは崇高、絶対、無制限の権利のことである。ただし、民衆が国民であるならば、国家の歴史に秘められている英知のことをさして、主権という修辞を与えることも許されよう。しかし国家のことを歯牙にもかけない単なる人民の民意に主権を見いだすのは、民衆政治の堕落にすぎない。これから誕生する保守の最初の仕事は、民主主義を国民政治への最大の敵と見定めることであろう。

Michael Pollan

The Times has much less power than you think. I believe we attribute power to the media generally that it simply doesn't have. It's very convenient to blame the media, the same way we blame television for everything that's going wrong in society.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Patrick Süskind

Es gibt eine Überzeugungskraft des Duftes, die stärker ist als Worte, Augenschein, Gefühl und Wille. Die Überzeugungskraft des Duftes ist nicht abzuwehren, sie geht in uns hinein wie die Atemluft in unsere Lungen, sie erfüllt uns, füllt uns vollkommen aus, es gibt kein Mittel gegen sie.

Jean Baudrillard

La simulation s’oppose à la représentation.

Les phases successives de l’image sont:
  • elle est le reflet d’une réalité profonde (bonne apparence);
  • elle masque et dénature une réalité profonde (mauvaise apparence);
  • elle masque l’absence de réalité profonde (joue à être une apparence);
  • elle est sans rapport à quelque réalité que ce soit (simulacre);
  • elle est son propre simulacre pur (simulacre).

Andrew Wachowski, Laurence Wachowski

I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?

Adam Fisher

Chris Anderson

The theory of the Long Tail is that our culture and economy is increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number of "hits" (mainstream products and markets) at the head of the demand curve and toward a huge number of niches in the tail. As the costs of production and distribution fall, especially online, there is now less need to lump products and consumers into one-size-fits-all containers. In an era without the constraints of physical shelf space and other bottlenecks of distribution, narrowly-targeted goods and services can be as economically attractive as mainstream fare.


In any bureaucracy, paper work increases as you spend more and more time reporting on the less and less you are doing.

Mitch Hedberg

I bought a doughnut and they gave me a receipt for the doughnut. I don't need a receipt for the doughnut. I give you money and you give me the doughnut, end of transaction. We don't need to bring ink and paper into this. I can't imagine a scenario that I would have to prove that I bought a doughnut. To some skeptical friend, "Don't even act like I didn't buy a doughnut, I've got the documentation right here. Oh, wait. It's in my file at home, under 'D'.

Эрих Фромм

Хотя бюрократы вызывают не меньший ужас, чем садисты, они на самом деле страшнее, потому что они даже не ощущают противоречия между совестью и долгом: совесть приказывает им выполнять свой долг, а человек как объект сострадания и доброты для них вообще не существует.

Friday, August 13, 2010




Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ellen Goodman

We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck… But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.

Dana Fox

To anyone who has ever been dumped and to anyone who has ever been fired ...

George Wing

There's nothing like a first kiss.



S.A. Gordy, S.K. Gordy

I feel on top of the world with my lady
I'm gonna rock your body all night
She make me wanna say la la la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la la la,
la la la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la la la, ohh

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Rina Castelnuovo

Monday, August 9, 2010

Editor, Pick The Brain

We live in a society obsessed with happiness.


Reality is subjective.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

John Maynard Keynes

The inhabitant of London could order by telephone, sipping his morning tea in bed, the various products of the whole earth, in such quantity as he might see fit, and reasonably expect their early delivery upon his doorstep; he could at the same moment and by the same means adventure his wealth in the natural resources and new enterprises of any quarter of the world, and share, without exertion or even trouble, in their prospective fruits and advantages; or he could decide to couple the security of his fortunes with the good faith of the townspeople of any substantial municipality in any continent that fancy or information might recommend. He could secure forthwith, if he wished it, cheap and comfortable means of transit to any country or climate without passport or other formality, could despatch his servant to the neighboring office of a bank for such supply of the precious metals as might seem convenient, and could then proceed abroad to foreign quarters, without knowledge of their religion, language, or customs, bearing coined wealth upon his person, and would consider himself greatly aggrieved and much surprised at the least interference. But, most important of all, he regarded this state of affairs as normal, certain, and permanent, except in the direction of further improvement, and any deviation from it as aberrant, scandalous, and avoidable. The projects and politics of militarism and imperialism, of racial and cultural rivalries, of monopolies, restrictions, and exclusion, which were to play the serpent to this paradise, were little more than the amusements of his daily newspaper, and appeared to exercise almost no influence at all on the ordinary course of social and economic life, the internationalization of which was nearly complete in practice.


Everyone is aware of their five basic senses. What everyone is not so well aware of is their sixth sense - a connection to something more and greater than their physical senses.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Una criada entra llevando en las manos una ancha bandeja llena de flores.
— Ya están aquí las flores—dice Lola.
— ¿Han traído flores?—pregunta D. Joaquín.
Son las flores que hemos de tirar cuando e la Virgen—contesta Clara.
— ¿Qué flores son?—torna á preguntar don Joaquín.
— Son rosas, claveles y jazmines—contesta Lola.
— Toque usted, D. Joaquín, toque usted—dice Conchita, poniéndole la bandeja delante.

Robert Pagani

Le jour où elle devint Reine, il y eut beaucoup de fleurs, beaucoup de bruit, beaucoup de sang et beaucoup de morts, mais elle ne fut pas vraiment surprise. Dans les dix secondes qui suivirent l'explosion, elle ne fut pas non plus vraiment inquiète, mais non à cause du choc : parce que son esprit était ailleurs. Trois mois plus tôt, elle avait lu un livre, plus exactement la première page d'un livre, car il lui fut enlevé aussitôt, vu qu'il provenait d'un rayon de la bibliothèque qui lui était interdit, lequel racontait l'histoire d'un professeur de musique et de sa femme, et commençait ainsi : ...

Γιώργος Σεφέρης

Δε θέλω τίποτε άλλο παρά να μιλήσω απλά, να μου δοθεί
ετούτη η χάρη.
Γιατί καί τό τραγούδι το φορτώσαμε με τόσες μουσικές
πού σιγά-σιγά βουλιάζει
και την τέχνη μας τη στολίσαμε τόσο πολύ πού φαγώθηκε
από τά μαλάματα το πρόσωπό της
κι είναι καιρός να πούμε τα λιγοστά μας λόγια γιατί η
ψυχή μας αύριο κάνει πανιά.



Friday, August 6, 2010


Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.

Charles Monroe Schulz

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It's already tomorrow in Australia .

Mark Twain

Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Karl Marx

Above all, we note the fact that the so-called rights of man, the droits de l'homme as distinct from the droits du citoyen, are nothing but the rights of a member of civil society, i.e., the rights of egoistic man, of man separated from other men and from the community. Let us hear what the most radical Constitution, the Constitution of 1793, has to say:
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. Article 2. "These rights, etc., (the natural and imprescriptible rights) are: equality, liberty, security, property."
What constitutes liberty?
Article 6. "Liberty consists in being able to do everything which does not harm others."
Liberty, therefore, is the right to do everything that harms no one else. The limits within which anyone can act without harming someone else are defined by law, just as the boundary between two fields is determined by a boundary post. It is a question of the liberty of man as isolated monad, withdrawn into himself.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jonathan Cook

Name-calling, however distasteful, cannot justify Human Rights Watch distorting its findings to placate the Israel lobby. But that seems to be just what is happening.

Robert L. Bernstein

Human Rights Watch had as its original mission to pry open closed societies, advocate basic freedoms and support dissenters. But recently it has been issuing reports on the Israeli-Arab conflict that are helping those who wish to turn Israel into a pariah state.
At Human Rights Watch, we always recognized that open, democratic societies have faults and commit abuses. But we saw that they have the ability to correct them — through vigorous public debate, an adversarial press and many other mechanisms that encourage reform.
That is why we sought to draw a sharp line between the democratic and nondemocratic worlds, in an effort to create clarity in human rights. We wanted to prevent the Soviet Union and its followers from playing a moral equivalence game with the West and to encourage liberalization by drawing attention to dissidents like Andrei Sakharov, Natan Sharansky and those in the Soviet gulag — and the millions in China’s laogai, or labor camps.

John D. Sutter

The stereotypical library is dying -- and it's taking its shushing ladies, dank smell and endless shelves of books with it.
Books are being pushed aside for digital learning centers and gaming areas. "Loud rooms" that promote public discourse and group projects are taking over the bookish quiet. Hipster staffers who blog, chat on Twitter and care little about the Dewey Decimal System are edging out old-school librarians.
And that's just the surface. By some accounts, the library system is undergoing a complete transformation that goes far beyond these image changes.

Monday, August 2, 2010