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belle_fourth
13 March 2010 @ 09:26 pm

money, sperm, & gravity
make the world go ’round.

-Eddie Izzard & Craig Ferguson-

 

 

 

 
 
belle_fourth
09 March 2010 @ 07:14 pm

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
- Woody Allen
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belle_fourth
24 February 2010 @ 02:39 pm

“Do all the good you can, and make as little fuss about it as possible.”
— Charles Dickens
 
 
belle_fourth
20 February 2010 @ 11:06 am

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belle_fourth
13 February 2010 @ 12:42 pm




Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.

 
 
 
belle_fourth
26 January 2010 @ 03:02 pm


The most common addiction in the world is the draw of comfort. It wrecks dreams and breaks people.


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belle_fourth
24 January 2010 @ 09:06 pm
Nothing is permanent. That’s not really news, but it may mean more than you think, on a day-to-day level.

In each moment, everything around you is constantly changing, and it never changes back. It’s always new.
Some changes are subtle, some dramatic, but all of it is changing.

Life is uncertain by its very nature. Except for this:

No matter what is happening right now,

It will never happen again.

Not quite like this anyway.

Think about where you are, and who you are, today. Whatever your situation is as a whole, it belongs entirely to today.

You will never have exactly these same problems again. Some will disappear, some will get worse, and some were never problems at all.

You’ll never have exactly these same advantages again. You could lose any of your capabilities at any time: your possessions, your sight, your mobility, your freedom, your mind.

You can be certain you will lose all of them, you just don’t know when, and which will disappear first.

It’s easy to spot similarities and patterns in your life. But true repetition can only be imagined. Tedium and boredom are both patterns of thought, not circumstance.


Your situation is an extremely delicate and unstable structure, it just can’t stay the way it is. Too many moving parts. Things give out, break, and float away. And in their wake is something — or someone — new and unforeseeable.


Your to-do list and your inbox will never again contain today’s unique assortment of hopes and worries. By next month you will have moved on from most of it. By next year you’ll be someone else anyway.

Your kids will never be exactly this age again.

This group of friends you hang around with, they’ll never be the same group of friends as they are today.

Next time they’ll be slightly different people, in slightly different places in their lives, and in yours.

Maybe you’ve already seen one of them for the last time.

The way you feel right now will never be felt again, at least not quite. Your mood right now, and all its nuances and complexities, is as unique as a fingerprint.

When you go to bed tonight, whatever palette of worries or dreams your mind is featuring… that particular show is one night only.

The way the light is playing off the table, as you drink your morning coffee, will never appear again. To anyone.


Think about everyone in the world around you: your family, the faces in the media, the passers-by on the street, the seven-figure bigshots downtown, factory workers, convicts, Members of Parliament, poets, ex-girlfriends, child prodigies, football jocks, internet marketing gurus, bishops, gamblers, authors, class clowns and cable guys.

Every one of them, in a good hundred years, will be dead.

Their stories will be over, and the whole planet will be inherited by all new people. This is a certainty, if there is such a thing.

This is it. There are no rehearsals, and no reruns.

Happy, sad, problems or no problems, ready or not… the camera’s rolling, and it’s on you.

However you felt yesterday, recognize today that we are now officially on the air.

We are live.


You will never be this young again.


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belle_fourth
15 January 2010 @ 04:46 pm
There is no failure except in no longer trying.—Elbert Hubbard

 
 
belle_fourth
04 January 2010 @ 03:09 pm
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

— Charles Dickens


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belle_fourth
04 January 2010 @ 09:29 am


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belle_fourth
04 January 2010 @ 09:27 am

You haven't lived til you’re ready to die.
 
 
belle_fourth
28 December 2009 @ 12:44 pm


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belle_fourth
24 December 2009 @ 09:41 am

remember that this Christmas!
 
 
belle_fourth
22 December 2009 @ 12:53 pm


Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted
was once eccentric.


-Bertrand Russell

 
 
belle_fourth
22 December 2009 @ 12:49 pm

Serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard.
Dorothy Parker
 
 
 
belle_fourth
19 December 2009 @ 07:34 pm


Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
John Lennon

 
 
belle_fourth
06 December 2009 @ 05:05 pm


A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
-Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784)
 
 
belle_fourth
21 November 2009 @ 04:23 pm


Art is never modern. Art is primordially eternal.
--Egon Schiele

 
 
belle_fourth
16 November 2009 @ 03:33 pm
 
 
belle_fourth
03 November 2009 @ 05:44 pm


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belle_fourth
28 October 2009 @ 05:54 pm

It's going to be okay
(all things must pass anyway)
 
 
belle_fourth


“That’s right. You’ll like Owl. He flew past a day or two ago and noticed me. He didn’t actually say anything, mind you, but he knew it was me. Very friendly of him, I thought. Encouraging.” – A. A. Milne
 
 
belle_fourth
20 October 2009 @ 06:33 pm

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.


-Confucius

 
 
belle_fourth
20 October 2009 @ 06:23 pm

"If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all."
Audrey Hepburn

 
 
belle_fourth
13 October 2009 @ 08:32 pm


An obstacle is often a stepping stone. – Prescott


 
 
 
belle_fourth
10 October 2009 @ 10:24 am


Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the
well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments
are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look
the other way.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

 
 
 
belle_fourth
07 October 2009 @ 05:50 pm
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
Frank Zappa
 
 
belle_fourth

Scan not a friend with a microscopic glass.
(Sir Frank Crisp)
 
 
belle_fourth
23 September 2009 @ 02:20 pm


O Reader! had you in your mind
Such stores as silent thought can bring,
O gentle Reader! you would find
a tale in every thing.
William Wordsworth



 
 
belle_fourth
22 September 2009 @ 10:25 pm
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
—Jane Addams