2011 has been a very tumultuous time. Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, bin Laden’s assassination, Kim Jong il’s death, the increase of fear mongering in the western world.
So, with all of that I found some quotes which I hope make people think, both inward and outward, and some that I hope help to enlighten, brighten and calm.
The separation of the races is not a disease of colored people, but a disease of white people…I do not intend to be quiet about it. ~Albert Einstein
This next is a poem by Samuel Coleridge, and it fits with the turning of the old year into the new year.
Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether the summer clothe the general earth
With greenness, or the redbreast sit and sing
Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch
Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch
Smokes in the sunthaw; whether the eve-drops fall
Heard only in the trances of the blast,
Or if the secret ministry of frost
Shall hang them up in silent icicles,
Quietly shining to the quiet Moon
~From “Frost at Midnight” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
These two relate to me, because I know this feeling when I try to sit down and write. And it also marks how I feel each time I sit down to read. They also happen to be from two of the first western authors that I began reading when I was 12.
Every once in a while I feel the tremendous force of the novel. But it does not stay with me. ~Zane Grey
For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time. ~Louis L’Amour
- Quotes about snow (examiner.com)
- Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (thefindingplace.wordpress.com)
- Samuel Coleridge (1772-1834) (itsallcosmic.com)
- Inspiring and Powerful Science Quotes (iantimberlake.wordpress.com)
- Quote of The Day (zazenlife.com)