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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nonsense and all that jazz

Nonsense, it was all nonsense: this whole damned outfit, with its committees, its conferences, its eternal talk, talk, talk, was a great con trick; it was a mechanism to earn a few hundred men and women incredible sums of money.
- Doris Lessing


During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
- George Orwell


One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
- W.H. Auden



A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
- Emerson


Organization is the enemy of improvisation.
- Unknown


Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
- Aldous Huxley


A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Emerson

2 comments:

Maggie May said...

' a mind that startles us ' is the name of my next poem, so thanks!

i loove that picture.

Ann said...

Hi Maggie - glad that Emerson gave a little inspiration. I'll be looking for the poem.
Ann