Category: Quotes

  • On ‘Patriots’

    Arthur Schopenhauer throws a little shade on some recent events, with help from Michael Dirda and The Washington Post: “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts, as a last resource, pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and glad to defend all its […]

  • Hidden Words

    “Poetry is actually quite often the discipline of overhearing yourself say something you didn’t know you knew.” -David Whyte

  • The Immediacy Filter

    “One of the most useful bits of advice I ever got, came from the writer Anne Herbert who said that whenever she got an invitation to do something months away or even a week away, she asked herself whether she would accept the gig/meeting/task if it was tomorrow. The answer was often no. I use […]

  • The Ongoing Quest

    “As certain as weather coming from the west, the things people know for sure will change. There is no knowing for a fact. The only dependable things are humility and looking.” -Richard Powers, The Overstory

  • Let It Rain

    “Instead of expressing their gratitude to the rain for getting wet, people walk around with umbrellas. Nature is an old lady with few suitors these days, and those who wish to make use of her charms she rewards passionately.” -Tim Krabbé, The Rider