Wisdom

The difference between knowledge and wisdom is courage. One can have all the knowledge in the world but without courage all it does is puff up your wishing and make you bossy. Knowledge is knowing what to do, but wisdom is doing it. Wisdom has little to do with what you know, only how you act. […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on October 9th, 2009 by LWIII | 6 Comments »

The mother of Mary Poppins

Pamela Travers is kind of like my mother too, for it was she who first sent my wondering child-soul down the blown rose path of fantasia, the everquest into the mythic forest of the human. It was only much later that I discovered she was not only the maker of Miss Poppins, but also – […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on October 6th, 2009 by LWIII | 14 Comments »

Core Human Skills

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook […]

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Filed under: Life, Quotes from Writers | Posted on August 4th, 2009 by LWIII | 3 Comments »

My fears

My fears are a little to numerous to list in this limited space, so I’ll concentrate on two. My fear for humor and my fear for society and the children it creates. Humor seems to be becoming almost strictly a weapon these days. Family Guy-type humor that is based on putting something or somebody down. […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on July 26th, 2009 by LWIII | 3 Comments »

Westward, chessman

a ha Come on, now luring the Traveler Mighty Voyager Curious, into its dark womb The graves grinning Indians of night Westward luring into the brothel, into the blood bath into the Dream The dark Dream of conquest & Voyage into night, Westward into the Night ~ Jim Morrison, Wilderness, the Lost Writings Such carnal […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on June 25th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Tarry the blow

Woke up this morning with that phrase running through my head, over and over, as happens sometimes with a song. Tarry the blow…tarry the blow. No music, just words. A message from the dreamtime. Have to say I really like it, even though I’m not sure what it means. “The grace benediction phrase” came to […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on March 25th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

A good reason

Ran across a good reason to be an artist the other day: If you look at anything long enough, say just that wall in front of you – it will come out of that wall. ~ Anton Chekhov Perseverance furthers, LWIII

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on March 4th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

The grace benediction phrase

There is a grace in wisdom, and a balance beyond knowing. True wisdom is rarely earned, it is gifted in personality or genetics or soul, a wisdom like the birds have, that lets them fly, balanced between sky and earth. Learning can take a bird only so far, to the edge of the nest. The […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on February 26th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

More on metaphor

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. ~ Rudyard Kipling That’s one of my favorite quotes these days. It does what words do so well, says about ten bajillion things at once. For one thing, taken at face value it’s a penetrating insight, as true as a true thing may […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on February 11th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

Put weather in.

That’s a quote from the writer Joseph Hansen, and I like it. Love weather. Lived in San Diego for a couple years and if you want to write a book with weather in it you might want to set it somewhere else. Nice, nice, and nice. That’s what I call yucky weather. Give me a […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on January 25th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Today is the first day of yesterday

Okay, today seemed rather unimportant in my heart and mind as I arose this morning, a day with middling prospects for joy, soul exploratoriums, and wisdom wonderings, a day filled with doing what I’d done before and didn’t like all that much – meaning writing when I didn’t feel like it. So I decided to […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on January 19th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

That new thing

Today it starts, the beginning of something. What that is I am not exactly sure, but in this neck o’ the woods, which is the size of a postage stamp, it’s big doin’s. The mystic crystal spheres arrived, for one thing, and so did my present explorations into the secret ya yas of time and […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on December 29th, 2008 by LWIII | No Comments »

Extracto Literarium

I had no idea it would be like this. When I first came up with the idea to have a quotes page on my writer’s site, it was almost an afterthought, just something to fluff up the content and perhaps provide a small public service. If you haven’t visited the Literarium, I heartily recommend it. […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on December 23rd, 2008 by LWIII | No Comments »

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