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Love and Death

Behold the flashing water a cloven, dancing jet
that from the milk white marble forever foam and fret
far off in drowsy valleys where the meadow saffrons blow
the feet of Summer dabble in their coiling calm and slow
the banks are worn forever by a people sadly gay
a Titan, with loud laughter made them of fire and clay
go ask the springing flowers and the flowing air above
what are the twin-born waters?
and they'll answer Death and Love

With wreaths of withered flowers two lonely spirits wait
with wreaths of withered flowers 'fore Paradise's gate
they may not pass the portal poor earth enkindled pair
though sad is many a spirit to pass and leave them there
Still staring at their flowers that dull and faded are
and if one should rise beside thee the other is not far!
Go ask the youngest angel she will say with bated breath
by the door of Mary's garden are the spirits, Love and Death.

W. B. Yeats, 1885

Today's Quotation

«What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath,
as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a Masterpiece
unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form
with every breath.»

Thomas Crum

Steve Jobs Quotes

«Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.»

«Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.»

«Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. … Stay hungry. Stay foolish.»

«Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful – that’s what matters to me.»

«The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products.»

«Quality is more important that quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.»

«Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.»

«It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.»


Quotes From «The Bridges of Madison County»

«The leopard swept over her, again and again and yet again, like a long prairie wind, and rolling beneath him, she rode on that wind like some temple virgin towards the sweet, compliant fires marking the soft curve of oblivion.»

«So here I am walking around with another person inside of me. Though I think I put it better the day we parted when I said there is a third person we have created from the two of us. And I am stalked now by that other entity.»

«It's clear to me now that I have been moving towards you and you towards me for a long time. Though neither of us was aware of the other before we met, there was a kind of mindless certainty humming blithely along beneath our ignorance that ensured we would come together. Like two solitary birds flying the great prairies by celestial reckoning, all of these years and lifetimes we have been moving towards one another.»
(Robert Kincaid in his first letter to Francesca)

«God or the universe or whatever one chooses to label the great system of balance and order does not recognize Earth-time. To the universe, four days is no different than four billion light years. I try to keep that in mind.»
(Robert Kincaid in his letter to Francesca)

«In a way he was not of this earth, That's about as clear as I can say it. I've always thought of him as a leopard like creature who rode in on the tail of a comet.»

«Don't you see, I love you so much that I cannot think of restraining you for a moment.»
(Francesca to Robert)

«And she heard his voice coming back down the highway. "In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live."»

Robert James Waller


Risking Freedom

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk being called sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk showing your true self.
To place your ideas and your dreams before them is to risk being called naive.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair, and to try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing and becomes nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.
Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave, he's forfeited his freedom.
Only the person who risks is truly free.

Leo Buscaglia


Om jeg bare kunne velge noen få, da er dette musikken jeg ikke kunne vært foruten.
  1. U2: Achtung Baby!
  2. Pearl Jam: Ten
  3. Elbow: The Seldom Seen Kid
  4. R.E.M.: Automatic For The People
  5. R.E.M.: New Adventures In Hi-Fi
  6. Frank Zappa: Joe's Garage Acts I-III
  7. Hothouse Flowers: Songs From The Rain
  8. Van "The Man" Morrison: Hymns To The Silence
  9. John Prine: The John Prine Anthology
  10. Bruce Springsteen: The River
  11. Séan Keane: Turn A Phrase
  12. David Gray: Draw The Line
  13. The Clash: Sandinista
  14. Sivert Høyem: Exiles
Og sanger som gir livet glede.......
  • U2: So Cruel og One. For å være ærlig, det meste de har gitt ut.
  • R.E.M.: Find The River, Strange Currencies og Leave
  • Frank Zappa: Watermelon in Easter Hay
  • Hothouse Flowers: Christ Church Bells, Stand Beside Me og At Last
  • Van "The Man" Morrison: Hymns To The Silence, Have I Told You Lately og Into The Mystic
  • John Prine: Speed of the Sound of Loneliness, Blue Umbrella, Lake Marie og Storm Windows
  • Bruce Springsteen: Youngstown, I Wanna Marry You, Linda Let Me Be The One, The Wish og You're Missing
  • Séan Keane: When I Dream og The Writing On The Wall
  • David Gray: Nemesis, Shine, Flame Turns Blue, Late Night Radio og This Year's Love
  • The Clash: If Music Could Talk
  • Madrugada and Ane Brun: Lift Me
  • Katie Melua: The Closest Thing To Crazy og Tiger In The Night
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Brompton Oratory, Into My Arms og Nobody's Baby Now
  • Shane macGowan and Maire Brennan: You're The One
  • The Pogues: A Rainy Night In Soho, Fairytale of New York og Summer In Siam
  • CC Cowboys: Kanskje du behøver noen og Vill vakker og våt
  • Elbow: One Day Like This og Ground for Devorce

Sist oppdatert 22. juli 2013

The Writing on The Wall

I've broken all your bones and promises I gave
I've sat upon some thrones like one who owned a slave
And I never had the guts to reach for you at all
And I constantly ignored the writing on the wall

I've listened to your dreams with one ear on the shelf
Fed you reams and reams of stuff about myself
I ploughed on like the blind regardless of a fall
Because I couldn't see the writing on the wall

And when the hammer fell it was like a mortal blow
I turned around to see someone I didn't know
I thought I knew you well, I thought I knew it all
But I never thought I'd see the writing on the wall

We hurt the ones we love to see how they might bend
We push our luck so far that we break them in the end
And the day that we wake up they're gone beyond recall
Because we couldn't see the writing on the wall

(Mick Hanly)




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