Quote Bag: Picking Flowers

 

Do not all the achievements of a poet’s predecessors and contemporaries rightfully belong to him? Why should he shrink from picking flowers where he finds them? Only by making the riches of others our own do we bring anything great into being.

– Goethe

 

Give us the teachings of his majesty, we don’t want no devil philosophy.

– Bob Marley

 

A revelation, faster than thought and too fast for him to grasp it properly, flashed through his mind, leaving in its wake a dull sense, rapidly fading, that ‘time’ is nothing more than a fiendish comedy, which an all powerful, invisible enemy conjures up in the human brain.

– Gustav Meyrink

 

America’s enormous technology is marvelously adept at making the tool, and is incompetent at providing the purpose.

– Loren Baritz

 

All state education is a sort of dynamo machine for polarizing the popular mind, for turning and holding its lines of force in the direction supposed to be most effective for state purposes.

– Henry Adams

 

When they were no longer able to make poetry, they devised rules for it.

– Heinrich von Kleist

 

It is dangerous to desire to be virtuous in a corrupt century.

– De Sade

 

The falsification of everything has been shown to be one of the characteristic features of our period.

– Rene Guenon

 

If someone calls you an artist that’s a compliment. If you call yourself an artist you’re in trouble.

– Waylon Jennings

 

Faith is to the thoughtless, doubt to the thinker.

– Melville

 

Although I have never understood it, her decision was understandable.

– Suzanne Berne

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