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Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in ice.
(times change and we change with them)
[T] the average personality reshapes frequently, every few years even our bodies undergo a complete overhaul - desirable or not, it is a natural thing that we should change.
(The average personality often reforms itself, every few years even our bodies are completely overhauled - desirable or not, it is natural that we should change.)
- Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's
Without the pain there'd be no learning,
without the hurting we'd never change.
- Kate Bush, Constellations of the heart
I wake up each morning determined to change the world and also to have one hell of a good time. Sometimes that makes planning the day a little difficult.
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
- Alfred North Whitehead
Once you recognize and understand the problem, you don't need time to change.
- Richard Bach, oneness
When two people meet, each is changed by the other, so that two new people are there.
- John Steinbeck, money brings money
There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this lukewarmness arising partly from fear of their adversaries ... and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they had actual experience of it.
- Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
I invented the term "Object-Oriented", and I can tell you I did not have C ++ in mind.
Writing software that fully meets its specifications is like walking on water. For each, the former is easy if the later is frozen and near impossible if fluid.
Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information. There's no such thing as information overload.
Humans do not always err. But they do when the things they use are badly conceived and designed.
Humans do make mistakes, but with proper design, the incidence of error and its effects can be minimized.
Rule of thumb: if you think something is clever and sophisticated, beware - it is probably self-indulgence.
There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.
In the development of our understanding of complex phenomena, the most powerful tool available to the human intellect is abstraction.
Humans can write music, start wars, build cities, create art, fall in love, dream of colonizing the solar system, but they cannot write bug-free COBOL.
Ordre ex chaos is a theme in the natural sciences, and we shouldn't expect the science of design to be any different.
We are like a middle-aged couple who have spent so much of their adult lives trying to guess what their retirement funds would be that they have never taken the time to make plans and set aside the money needed to have a retirement fund. The importance of the goals seems to overwhelm us, and we do not take the time and effort to do what is necessary to actually reach them.
- Norman Fenton / Austin Melton
When you plan your next project, leave time at the end to administer a brief evaluation to the people involved. Remember to include these basic questions: What worked? What didn't? What could have been done better? What are some specific suggestions for improvement? Then take time to read over the answers, asking what you learned from the experience. Before beginning your next project, reflect on these lessons and include them in your plans.
The purpose of software engineering is to control complexity, not to create it.
Elegance: The Mona Lisa has it, and so does the binary search algorithm. The Golden Gate Bridge has it, as do the World Wide Web, Visicalc, Smalltalk and the U.S. Constitution. Public-key cryptography and Michelangelo's Pieta also have it.
Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology. [...] Beauty is important in engineering terms because software is so complicated. Complexity makes programs hard to build and potentially hard to use; beauty is the ultimate defense against complexity
Where a new system concept or new technology is used, one has to build a system to throw away, for even the best planning is not so omniscient as to get it right the first time.
When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind: it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely in your thoughts advanced to the stage of science.
For who among you is who wants to build a tower and does not sit down beforehand and estimate the costs, whether he has enough to build it?
The tools we use have a profound (and devious!) Influence on our thinking habits, and, therefore, on our thinking abilities.
- Edsger W. Dijkstra, How do we tell truths that might hurt?
The art of programming is the art of organizing complexity.
- Edsger W. Dijkstra
As long as there were no machines, programming was no problem at all; when we had a few weak computers, programming became a mild problem, and now we have gigantic computers, programming has become an equally gigantic problem. In this sense the electronic industry has not solved a single problem, it has only created them - it has created the problem of using its products.
- Edsger W. Dijkstra, The Humble Programmer
Il semble que la perfection soit attain non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher.
(Perfection obviously arises not when there is nothing more to add, but when nothing more can be taken away.)
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Terre des Hommes (wind, sand and stars)
Language shapes the way we think and determines what we can think about.
- Benjamin Lee Whorf, Language, Thought, and Reality
Software design is hard, and we need all the help we can get.
- Bjarne Stroustrup
The most fundamental problem in software development is complexity. There is only one basic way of dealing with complexity: Divide and conquer.
- Bjarne Stroustrup
90% of the PC problems are between the keyboard and the chair.
A perfect method should not only be an efficient one, as respects the accomplishment of the objects for which it is designed, but should in all parts and processes manifest a certain unity and harmony.
- George Boole, An Investigation of the Laws of Thought
Smart people choose the experiences they want to have.
You usually gain experience when you are not prepared for it.
The only thing more painful than learning from experience is not learning from experience.
- Susan Page, If I am so wonderful why am I still single?
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's fan
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.
As if one person could do the slightest thing with the experiences of another! The experiences of one person can sometimes be amusing, more often confusing, but never instructive for the other.
- Arthur Schnitzler, The way into the open
Experiences are made to measure. They only suit whoever makes them.
I mustn't be afraid.
Fear kills consciousness.
Fear leads to utter destruction.
I'll look her in the face.
It should penetrate me completely.
And when she's gone from me, nothing will be left behind.
Nothing but me
- Frank Herbert, The Desert Planet
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
- Frank Herbert, Dune
Tell me of thine eyes
And I will tell thee of your heart
Tell me of your feet
And I will tell thee of your hands
Tell me of thy sleeping
And I will tell thee of thy waking
Tell me of your desires
And I will tell thee of thy need.
- Frank Herbert, Dune
A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.
- Frank Herbert, Dune
- Frank Herbert, Dune
If you protect him too much [...] he will never be able to surpass himself and fulfill any destiny.
- Frank Herbert, The Desert Planet
The willow submits to the wind and prospers until one day it is many willows - a wall against the wind.
- Frank Herbert, Dune
What is the son but the image of the father?
- Frank Herbert, The Desert Planet
If you only rely on your eyes, your other senses weaken.
- Frank Herbert, Dune
There is a pattern in all things that is part of our universe. It has symmetry, elegance, and grace - those qualities you find always in that which the true artist captures. You can find it in the turning of the seasons, in the way the sand trails along a ridge, in the branch clusters of the creosote bush or the pattern of its leaves. We try to copy these patterns in our lives and our society, seeking the rhythms, the dances, the forms that comfort. Yet, it is possible to see peril in the finding of ultimate perfection. It is clear that the ultimate pattern contains its own fixity. In such perfection, all things move toward death.
- Frank Herbert, Dune
How often is it that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
- Frank Herbert, Dune
When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual.
- Frank Herbert, Dune
Religion is nothing but the oldest and most honorable form of every human endeavor that asks about the meaning of God's universe. Scientists research the laws of events. It is the task of religion to include people in the law.
- Frank Herbert, The Desert Planet
Deep in the human unconsciousness is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
- Frank Herbert, Dune
It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.
- Frank Herbert, Dune
Those who give in to their fear make mistakes.
- Hans Bemmann, stone and flute
As long as you only think about what could happen to you, you will never reach your goal.
- Hans Bemmann, stone and flute
Those who can see through their own fear will be freed from it.
Those who do not put themselves in danger will perish in it.
Fear turns what is feared into reality.
Anxiety - got me on the run
I just need someone
anxiety - can't get nothing done
it spoils all the fun.
- Pat Benatar, get nervous
You no longer fear what you have learned to understand.
There is no need to be afraid of anyone. If you fear someone, it is because you have given that someone power over you.
- Hermann Hesse, Demian
You are only afraid when you disagree with yourself.
- Hermann Hesse, Demian
You are afraid of who you might be and therefore you are nothing at all.
... that this fear of erring is the error itself.
- G. W. F. Hegel; Inscription on the facade of Stuttgart Central Station
Imagine two complete strangers
who suspect they were meant to be
both in need of love and affection
yet their suspicions prevent something heavenly

Fear takes control
fear of the unknown

Aware of what will hurt you
you're prepared to remain this way
so sad yet safe with your afflictions
afraid to start a brand new day.
- Siouxsie and the Banshees, Fear
You have overcome your fear. It's worth a lot more than not being afraid.
- Hans Bemmann, stone and flute
If you repeat your fears and longings over and over again, they become less threatening (conversations with friends and family can be very helpful) and over time they become almost pleasantly familiar.
- John Irving, circus kid
The source of fear lies in the future, and those who are liberated from the future have nothing to fear.
- Milan Kundera, The slowness
I'm not going to let fear stop me from doing what I want to do!
Courage is not the absence of fear; courage is the ability to act when you do feel fear.
- Susan Page, If I am so wonderful why am I still single?
Sybok: Fear is an illusion.
Anger is fear, I knew. Every angry person is a frightened one, dreading some loss.
(Anger is the result of fear. Any angry person is primarily a frightened person who is afraid of losing something.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
If I have been unkind
I hope you can just let it go by
if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you.
- Leonard Cohen, Bird on the wire
Friends they come and friends they go
nothing really lasts forever.
- Stella Getz, friends
The will to give and not receive
The strength to say what you believe
The heart to feel what others feel inside
To see what they can see.
- Boston, To be a man
What the power of the wings is to the bird, friendship is to the human being, it lifts him above the dust of the earth.
Nous nous étions enfin recontrés. On chemine longtemps côte à côte, enfermé dans son propre silence, ou bien l'on échange des mots qui ne transportent rien. Mais voici l'heure du danger. Alors on s'épaule l'un à l'autre. On découvre que l'on appartient à la même communauté. On s'élargit par la découverte d'autres consciences. On se regarde avec un grand sourire. On est semblable à ce prisonnier délivré qui s'emerveille de l'immensité de la mer.
(At this hour we found each other. You walk side by side for so long, everyone caught in his silence, or you exchange words that you don't give anything to. Then comes the hour of danger, you look for shoulder feelings and discover that you belong together. This discovery other conscious beings expand man. One looks at one another with smiling understanding. One feels like the freed prisoner who is amazed to see the infinity of the sea.)
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Terre des Hommes (wind, sand and stars)
Really good friends are people who know us well and still stick to us.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (?)
Harry: What I'm saying is - and this is not a come-on in any way, shape or form - is that men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.
- When Harry Met Sally
All I want to do is have some fun
I've got a feeling I'm not the only one.
- Sheryl Crow, All I wanna do
Yes, just run for happiness
but don't run too hard
because everyone is running for happiness
luck runs after it.
- Bertolt Brecht, Threepenny Opera
Ask yourself if you are happy and you will stop being happy.
The only thing that can stop you from being happy is yourself.
Do you want to go on and on?
See the good is so close!
Just learn to seize happiness
because happiness is always there.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As if it wanted to bump into it with his nose, his luck had put this splendid figure in his way so that he could cling to it. But nothing is more difficult to bring man to than his happiness.
- Hermann Hesse, the do-gooder
Sometimes you are so stubborn that you first have to be hit with luck with gentle force.
- Hans Bemmann, stone and flute
Luck is believing you're lucky
- Tennessee Williams, A streetcar named desire
Heaven is a place on earth.
- Belinda Carlisle, Heaven is a place on earth
Nothing ages like happiness.
When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.
Those who run after luck can rarely catch up with it.
- South American proverb
Fortunately, at some point you decide to be satisfied.
[...] because misfortune is a vain woman and wants to be courted. If you ignore it, it dies.
- Kurt Tucholsky, Anesthesia through books, Lady, 1930, No. 4
Still to ourselves in ev'ry place consign'd,
Our own felicity we make or find.
- Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveler
If we can make a person happier and more cheerful, we should definitely do it, whether or not he asks us to.
- Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game
Happy is not someone who seems like that to others, but someone who thinks they are.
If you don't say anything long enough, at some point you will have nothing more to say.
Only those who can choose not to say anything can speak freely.
- Sten Nadolny, Selim or the gift of speech
Freedom of expression: being able to say anything, be able to ask anything, not have to answer anything.
- Sten Nadolny, Selim or the gift of speech
Don't say everything you know, but always know what you are saying.
- Matthias Claudius
It is a much cleverer thing to talk nonsense than to listen to it.
For although oral speech may seem more lively and more immediate, the written word has the advantage that it could be chosen and placed at leisure, that it is fixed and can be read over and over again in this form and position that the writer has carefully considered and calculated and can work evenly.
- Thomas Mann, The Buddenbrooks
Certainly, two peoples and two languages ​​will never be able to communicate with one another as intelligibly and as intimately as two individuals belonging to the same nation and language. But that is no reason to forego communication and communication. There are also barriers between people and language comrades that prevent full communication and full mutual trust, barriers to education, upbringing, talent, and individuality. One can claim that every person on earth can in principle speak to everyone else, and one can claim that there are no two people in the world between whom genuine, complete, intimate communication and understanding is possible - one is as true as the other.
- Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game
Words are never quite right - the more precisely you are, the less it is.
- Arthur Schnitzler, The way into the open
All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Words are the instrument by which we form all our abstractions, by which we fashion and embody our ideas, and by which we are enabled to glide along a series of premises and conclusions with a rapidity so great as to leave in memory no trace of the successive steps of this process; and we remain unconscious of how much we owe to this.
What can be said at all can be said clearly; and what one cannot talk about, one must be silent about it.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein, foreword to the Tractatus logico-philosophicus
I often have to speak differently than I think. It's called diplomacy.
- Frank Herbert, the master of the desert planet
Reason is the first victim of any emotional surge.
- Frank Herbert, the master of the desert planet
What are laws? Trying to socialize human predatory nature? The effort of power groups to legalize their originated rule? Means to enforce and cement minority interests? You mustn't look too closely at the laws. If you do, you will be disappointed and indignant.
- Frank Herbert, the master of the desert planet
I can love a stone, and also a tree or a piece of bark. These are things and things can be loved. But I cannot love words. That is why teachings are not for me, they have no hardness, no softness, no colors, no edges, no smell, no taste, they have nothing but words. Perhaps this is what prevents you from finding peace, perhaps it is the many words. Because also redemption and virtue, also sansara and nirvana are mere words. There is no thing that is nirvana; there is only the word nirvana.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon, beautiful boy
Life is a strange thing - just when you think you learned how to use it it's gone.
- Shakespears Sisters, Hello
Don't be sad
life is crazy
life is mad
don't be afraid
You can only find out how beautiful life is if you don't close yourself off to everything that seems strange to you.
- Hans Bemmann, stone and flute
Survivre - c'est ne pas vivre.
The best things in life are free.
Row, row, row your boat
gently down the stream
merrily, merrily, merrily
life is but a dream.
And she doesn't want to cry
but she probably will
as she thinks about all of life's mystery
and how slowly the answers unfold.
- Marc Cohn, She's becoming gold
Oh, my life is changing every day
every possible way.
- The Cranberries, Dreams

Like every blossom withers and every youth
With age gives way, every stage of life blossoms
Every wisdom also flourishes and every virtue
in their time and must not last forever
the heart must with every call of life
be ready to say goodbye and start over
around in bravery and without sorrow
to give new ties to others
and there is a magic inherent in every beginning
who protects us and who helps us to live
we want to walk through room after room
cling to no one like to a home
the world spirit does not want to bind us and narrow us
he wants to lift us step by step, to widen us
we are hardly at home in a circle of life
and comfortably lived in, threatens to droop
only those who are ready to set off and travel
may unwind from paralyzing habituation
It may also be the hour of death
to face new spaces young
the call of life to us will never end
Well then, heart, say goodbye and healthy.
- Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game
Life begins every morning when you wake up.
Oh, the morning sun, it was soft and cool
Oh, the evening breeze it was warm and gold
all together life had started to unfold.
- Chick Corea, Return to forever
I can't give more days to life - but more life to the day.
We are always on the verge of living, but we never live.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.
- Katherine Hepburn
Life is too precious to waste adjusting.
- Sten Nadolny, Selim or the gift of speech
All living beings except humans know that the main purpose of life is to enjoy it.
That’s what it is, life, when it’s beautiful and happy a game! Of course you can make anything else out of him, a duty or a war or a prison, but that doesn't make it prettier.
- Hermann Hesse, Die Morgenlandfahrt
We don't know how much time we have. But in the magic of the moment we are beyond space and time - and nothing has an end.
How can you say you love me
when you don't even love yourself
you live your life like a jagged knife
just waiting on the shelf.

How can you live for tomorrow
when you curse the night and the day
the minutes pass through the hour glass
as you let them slip away.
- Toto, White Sister
All you touch and all you see
is all your life will ever be.
- Pink Floyd, Breathe
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it.
- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's fan
Life is enchanting, you just have to see it through the right glasses.
Take it for pleasure and it is pleasure!
Take it as agony and it is agony!
- Hindostan proverb
You can only understand life backwards, but you have to live it forwards.
- Soeren Kierkegaard
When I look around
I think this, this is good enough
and I try to laugh
at whatever life brings
cuz when I look down
I miss all the good stuff
and when I look up
I just trip over things
- Little Plastic Castle, As is
To be alive at all is to have scars.
- John Steinbeck, money brings money
I don't know if my life was useless and just a misunderstanding or if it made sense.
- Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game
Do not expect anything. Today: this is your life.
- Kurt Tucholsky, Schnipsel, Die Weltbühne, September 15, 1931
L'essentiel, nous ne savons pas le prévoir. Chacun de nous a connu les joies les plus chaudes là où rien ne les promettait.
(We cannot calculate in advance what is important in life. The greatest joy is always experienced where it is least expected.)
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Terre des Hommes (wind, sand and stars)
Falling through time and space
awakes from a dream
only a brief moment
then the night returns.
- Nena, somehow, somewhere, sometime
The best thing about it, however, was not the kissing and not the evening promenading and secretive activities. The best thing was the strength that flowed to me from that love, the joyful strength to live for it, to fight, to walk through fire and water. To be able to throw yourself away for a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile, that is happiness.
- Hermann Hesse, A journey on foot in autumn
Just as a ray of light is reflected from a piece of mirror glass and thrown into a dark room, so often in the midst of the present, ignited by something nothingness, a forgotten, long-time piece of life flashes up, frightening and eerie.
- Hermann Hesse, A journey on foot in autumn
As I walked alone, it occurred to me that I had basically made all my ways so lonely, and not just the walks, but all the steps of my life.
- Hermann Hesse, A journey on foot in autumn

Strange to wander in the fog!
Every bush and stone is lonely,
No tree knows the other
Everyone is alone.

The world was full of friends
When my life was still light
Now that the fog falls,
Is nobody visible anymore.

Verily no one is wise
Who does not know the dark
That inescapably and quietly
Separates him from all.

Strange to wander in the fog!
Life is loneliness.
Nobody knows the other
Everyone is alone.
- Hermann Hesse, A journey on foot in autumn
"You have a disease that is unfortunately fashionable and that you encounter every day in more intelligent people. The doctors, of course, know nothing about it. It is related to moral insanity and could also be called individualism or imaginary loneliness. The modern books are full of it. You have got the idea that you are lonely, that nobody concerns you and nobody understands you. Isn't that so? "
"About, yes," I replied, puzzled.
"You see. For those who have the disease once, a few disappointments are enough to make them believe that there are no relationships at all between them and other people, at most misunderstandings, and that every person can actually walk in absolute loneliness Never make the others understandable and have nothing in common with them. It also happens that such sick people become haughty and take all other healthy people who can still understand and love one another for herd cattle. If this disease became general, it would have to Humanity is dying out. But it can only be found in Central Europe and only in the higher classes. In young people it is curable, it is even one of the inevitable developmental diseases of youth. "
- Hermann Hesse, Gertrud
It seemed to him worthless, worthless and senseless, he had led his life there; nothing alive, nothing in any way delicious or worth keeping was left in his hands. He stood alone and empty, like a shipwrecked man on the bank.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
A word I look for every morning
A look that gets lost in your hair
What do I do if you speak to me once
What do I do that you touch me sometime?
If nothing happens, I'm not always happy
And yet sometimes I can't do anything
No nonsense helps with you either, you keep the world in suspense
I can wait, and better than you.
- Elements of Crime, I can wait
All he knew was that he was alone now, and that was by no means the same as being independent. I have to find a goal, he thought, a goal I've chosen for myself; only then will I be free and independent.
- Hans Bemmann, stone and flute
He realized that the price of victory was absolute loneliness. In order to survive, he had destroyed everything that stirred around him, and now he was drifting down into nothingness like a speck of dust and would drift on forever.
- Hans Bemmann, stone and flute
And in my world, and in my world
it's all the same
and nothing's ventured, nothings changed
and nothing's lost and nothing's gained.
- Midnight Oil, Nothing lost - nothing gained
We don't want to live forever, but neither do we want to see everything being done and all things suddenly lose their meaning. Then the emptiness that surrounds us reveals itself.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, night flight
If people's loud lust is silent:
The earth rushes like in dreams
Wonderful with all the trees
What the heart hardly knows
Old times, mild sadness,
And there are faint showers
Illuminated by the weather through the chest.
- Joseph von Eichendorff, The good-for-nothing
When you feel lonely, it's because you're building walls instead of bridges.
I had my life as it suited me, and I was not lacking in freedom and in beauty, but I was always alone.
- Hermann Hesse, The End
We hurt the ones we love the most.
- Shakespears sister, I don't care
si vis amari, ama.
(If you want to be loved dear)
And you want to travel with her
and you want to travel blind
and you know you can trust her
for she's touched your perfect body
with her mind.
- Leonard Cohen, Suzanne
Days like these no one should be alone
no heart should hide away
her touch is gently conquering my mind
there's nothing words can say.
- Roxette, Vulnerable
I've been waiting
for a girl like you
to come into my life
I've been waiting
for a girl like you
to make me feel alive.
- Foreigner, Waiting for a girl like you
Well we all get hurt by love
and we all have our cross to bear
but in the name of understanding
a problem should be shared.
- Kylie Minogue, Confide in me
Light as a bird
hold me
otherwise I'll fly
straight away
to the sky.
- Hans Bemmann, stone and flute
Love is in who loves, not in who is loved.
You hope she'll change her mind
but the days drift on and on
and you'll never know
why she's gone.
- Gary Moore, Empty rooms
I'm spending my time
watching the days go by
feeling so small
I stare at the wall
hoping that you
think of me too
- Roxette, Spending my time
If you love something
set it free
if it comes back to you
it's yours
if it doesn't come back to you
it was never meant to be yours.
Kisses sweet and warm embrace
another time, another place.
- UB 40, higher ground
Your cut was quick and deep but then
you thought you'd never need a friend
but all things change, and tides must turn
and you let all your bridges burn
too many fatal wounds to heal
now you're feeling what I feel
The rest is history
you can do no more to me
I've been down so low
had now there left to go
I could see it in your eyes
all your promisese were lies
promises and lies.
- UB 40, Promises and lies
I just like the things you do
don't you change the things you do.
- Slade, Coz I luv you
Stranded here in nothingness
with only tears and loneliness.
- Mariah Carey, And you don't remember
I try again and again
I keep forgetting myself
I trust again and again
I fall in love again and again
And it's always good for you
and it always hurts
and it's kind of crazy
and it's kind of okay
- Nena, one more time
Love, love, love is a dangerous drug
you have to receive it
and you still can't get enough of the stuff.
- Eurythmics, Love is a stranger
Life is for the living
love is for giving.
I love to look into your big brown eyes
they talk to me and seem to hypnotize
they say the things nobody dares to say
and I'm not about to let you fly away.
- Aerosmith, Deuces are wild
You're just too good to be true
can't take my eyes off you
you'd be like heaven to touch
I wanna hold you so much.
- Frankie Vali, Can't take my eyes off you
Nothing heals a broken heart
like time, love and tenderness.
- Micheal Bolton, Time, love, and tenderness
Don't you think that you need somebody
don't you think that you need someone
everybody needs somebody
you're not the only one.
- Guns 'n' Roses, November rain
I'm always gonna love you
if loving means forever
I'm always gonna want you
I don't think I could ever
just forget the love we had.
- Gary Moore, Always gonna love you
It's the little things you do
that make me love you.
- Lisa Stansfield, Be mine
Have I told you lately that I love you
have I told you there's no one else above you
you fill my heart with gladness
take away all my sadness
ease my troubles
that's what you do.
- Rod Stewart, Have I told you lately
The miracle of love
will take away your pain
when the miracle of love
comes your way again.
- Eurythmics, The miracle of love
Crossword puzzles are like women: the longer they resist, the nicer it is when they surrender.
- The hairdresser's husband
All we have to see
is that I don't belong to you
and you don't belong to me.
- George Michael, Freedom 90
Lovers do not always know one another.
The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
the moon ain't gonna rise in the sky
the tears ain't gonna dry in your eyes
when you're without love.
- Walker Brothers, The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
Deep in my heart I'm concealing
things that I'm longing to say
scared to confess what I'm feeling
frightened you'll slip away.
- Madonna, you must love me
The sky isn't always blue
the sun doesn't always shine
it's alright to fall apart sometimes
I am not always yours
and you are not always mine
it's alright to fall apart sometimes.
- Robert Miles, One & one
And if nobody loves you
and you're feeling like dust on a dusty shelf
just remember: you can love yourself.
We don't know how much time we have. But in the magic of the moment we are beyond space and time - and nothing has an end.
It ain't right with love to share
when you find he doesn't care
for you
It ain't wise to need someone
as much as I depended on
- Bonnie Tyler, It's a heartache
Once there came a storm in the form of a girl
it blew to pieces my snug little world
and sometimes I swear I can still hear her howl
down through the wreckage and the ruins.
- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Ain't gonna rain anymore
And your look tells me: you know that I am your own and that you can put your foot on my neck. That is the look of pity in the eye of those women before whom a noble-born mankind kneels, that half-bowing, that desire to have a slave - and behind it the mocking question: is that all? Is that love

Take that look away from me! I can't stand him, with his hidden question, with his sad cruelty. O how could I answer you with reproaches! But i know you You listen to me, you smile, even nod when I remind you of the bitterness and rupture that came into my life through you. You listen to me, you smile, you even nod and finally ask: should I go away?

You know: he doesn't say yes.
- Hermann Hesse, Hermann Lauscher, Sleepless Nights, The Seventh Night
It had only been fleeting and isolated glances from an onlooker that the young farmer had given to the land of love, but they were sufficient to make life seem sad and worthless to him without the consolation of love for women.
- Hermann Hesse, the Latin student
He suddenly saw that his little fate was nothing special and not a cruel exception, but that fate was inescapable even over those whom he had considered lucky.
- Hermann Hesse, the Latin student
If I remember now for whom I am writing these sheets, who actually has so much power over me that he can demand confessions from me and break through my loneliness, then I have to say a dear woman's name that not only gives me a great deal of experience and Fate embraces, but also like to stand above everything as a star and high symbol.
- Hermann Hesse, Gertrud
I thought I knew what love was, and that made me feel wise, looked comfortably into the world with new eyes and felt a closer and deeper part in all life. Now it was different, now it was no longer clarity, consolation and serenity, but storm and flame, now my heart threw itself away with exultation and trembling, wanted nothing more to know about life and just burned in its flame. If someone had asked me what love was, I would have thought I knew it and could have said it, and it would have sounded dark and blazing.
- Hermann Hesse, Gertrud
Love can be begged, bought, given as a gift, found in the street, but it cannot be stolen.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
Her red, clever mouth taught him a lot. Her delicate, supple hand taught him much. To him, who was still a boy in love and who tended to plunge blindly and insatiable into lust as well as into bottomlessness, she taught the doctrine from the bottom up that one cannot take pleasure without giving pleasure, and that every thing Gesture, every caress, every touch, every sight, every smallest part of the body has its secret, which to awaken gives happiness to the knowing.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
If you touched my heart
you might be surprised
you'd be paralyzed

If you touched my heart
a truth might lie disguised
you'd be paralyzed.
- Siouxsie and the Banshees, Little sister
In a certain way, I've got my own life, and I don't want it any other way.
- Peter Høeg, Miss Smilla's flair for snow
Infatuation is grossly overrated. Infatuations are forty-five percent fear of not being accepted, forty-five percent the manic hope that this fear will be ashamed this time of all times, and a modest ten percent the fragile feeling of love.

I don't fall in love anymore. Just like the spring fever doesn't catch me. But of course you can be invaded by love.
- Peter Høeg, Miss Smilla's flair for snow
Yet he too began in human form and groped in the dark and his actions were accidental until it was revealed to him who he was and what to ought to be.
- Peter Høeg, Miss Smilla's flair for snow
Every theoretical explanation is a reduction in intuition.
- Peter Høeg, Miss Smilla's flair for snow
No knowledge was more reassuring to me than the certainty that I was going to die. In these moments of clarity - and you can only see yourself clearly when you see yourself as a stranger - all despair, all willfulness, all depression disappear and give way to calm. For me, death was not so much a horror, a state or an event that will come and hit me, but rather a focus on the now, a help, an ally in the work of being present.
- Peter Høeg, Miss Smilla's flair for snow
His experience of women was great enough for him to be aware that the negative often meant nothing more than the preface to the affirmative; and it was little enough for him not to know that in the manner of the present negative there lay a great exception to the dallyings of coyness.
- Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Confidence has deserted me, with you it has forsaken me
Confused and rejected, despised and alone, I kiss isolation on its fevered brow
Now I leave you, the past has had its say
You're all but forgotten, a mote in my heart
Decisions have been made
I've conquered my fears, the flaming shroud.
- Marillion, The Web
Love is holy, don't forget it
It will heal you, if you let it
Love will strip you, leave you naked
Love is sexy, love is sacred.
- Kim Wilde, Love is holy
Love is a shield,
to hide behind,
love is a field
to grow inside,
and when I sometimes close my eyes
my mind starts spinning round.

Love is a baby
in a mother's arms,
love is your breath
which makes me warm,
and when I sometimes close my eyes,
my mind starts spinning round.


But nothing is quite forever
especially staying together.
- Camouflage, Love is a shield
That hand that caressed. That lay down on one breast and caused a stir in it. That lay down on a face and transformed that face. Hand working miracles.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, night flight
Because maybe I'm so attached to you because I invent you. Sometimes, however, you agree with your picture. Anyway, you feed it.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, letters to Rinette
It is a pity that you can hurt me a little sometimes - and that I protect myself so badly against it.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, letters to Rinette
That smile set me free. It was just as final an event that was self-evident in its consequences and no longer reversible, like the appearance of the sun. It opened the door to something new. Nothing had changed, everything was changed.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, letter to someone extradited
When I thought I would do anything for her
was all I did for myself somehow
- The Fantastic Four, she's gone
To him the fact that he could please a woman was always a cause of amazement, and whenever such an event occurred he was inclined to assume that it was a game of chance or a miracle, utterly unique and unrepeatable. Not that he was devoid of vanity, but it was just a thin layer on the surface; basically he judged himself severely and had absolutely no self-confidence.
- Valerie Larbaud, beauty, my beautiful concern
A hopeless attempt to see the people we love or care about as those who do not care. The indifferent never know anything; but we know. So it happens that the beauty and the gifted grace very often pass by without anyone noticing them, with the exception of two or three people, whose opinion alone is worth and counts.
- Valerie Larbaud, happy lovers
Her smile was of the real kind. It was less with the lips than with the eyes; the whole face, forehead and cheeks shone with it, and it looked like a deep understanding and love.
- Hermann Hesse, hay moon
Only what the listener believes is true about a story.
- Hermann Hesse, hay moon
So here I am once more in the playground of the broken hearts
one more experience, one more entry in a diary, self-penned
yet another emotional suicide overdosed on sentiment and pride
too late to say I love you, too late to restage the play
abandoning the relics in my playground of yesterday.
- Marillion, Script for a jester's tear
He had loved and found himself in the process. But most of them love to get lost in the process.
- Herman Hesse, Demian
Every woman he hugged still felt loved; but everyone he really began to love told him sooner or later that, like all men, he had no idea of ​​love.
- Max Frisch, my name is Gantenbein
When one is in love one begins by deceiving one's self. And one ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
How it comes and in what way
it is unknown -
but definitely quiet.
- Stefan Stoppok, quietly
In that tenderness I am floating away
No certainty, nothing to rely on
Holding still for a moment
What a moment this is
Oh for a moment of forgetting
A moment of bliss.
- Peter Gabriel, Blood of Eden
Seth: I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
Her loveliness I never knew
until she smiled on me.
O then I saw her eye was bright,
a well of love, a spring of light
- Hartley, Colerigde
Love does not have to ask, nor demand. Love must have the strength to come to certainty in itself. Then it is no longer pulled, but pulls.
- Herman Hesse, Demian
The joy of life and its beauty results from the fact that it surprises you again and again.
- Frank Herbert, The Children of the Desert Planet
Logic is useless if you lack basic information.
- Frank Herbert, The Children of the Desert Planet
Every day, every morning brings a change. You notice it by perceiving the moments.
- Frank Herbert, The Children of the Desert Planet
Even small things could grow into big problems if you stuck too hard on them.
- Frank Herbert, The Children of the Desert Planet
If one doubts one's own mortality, that is the beginning - but if one recognizes it, then that is the end of all horror.
- Frank Herbert, The Children of the Desert Planet
Whether a government is good does not depend on the laws it enacts, but on the personal qualities of the rulers. The machinery of government is always subject to the will of those who control it. So the biggest problem of all is to find a way to recognize good leaders.
- Frank Herbert, The Children of the Desert Planet
Forms of government - if they persist - tend to increasingly aristocratic forms. There is no government in the past that is known not to conform to this pattern. And once the aristocracy spreads, the government tends more and more to represent only the interests of the ruling class - whether it is based on hereditary nobility or the oligarchies of financial powers.
- Frank Herbert, The Children of the Desert Planet
Religion represents the adult's attempt to remain a child. It is encapsulating oneself in the belief world of the past. She documents ignorance and blindly attaches doctrines that promise enlightenment. And again and again her ultimate, unspoken command is: "You shouldn't ask questions." But we ask questions and for natural reasons we ignore this command. Because the task we have set ourselves is to free the imagination and break the chains that prevent people from developing their creativity.
- Frank Herbert, The Children of the Desert Planet
Knowing too much makes it harder and harder to make simple decisions.
- Frank Herbert, The Children of the Desert Planet
Knowledge is a barrier that prevents you from finding out something.
- Frank Herbert, The Children of the Desert Planet
It ruined him, he felt it. But why still fight and torment yourself? Let everything take a run! May he go on on his way and close his eyes in front of the yawning abyss back there, obedient to fate, obedient to the overpowering, torturing sweet power that one cannot escape.
- Thomas Mann, Little Mr. Friedemann
The one who loves the most is the inferior and has to suffer.
- Thomas Mann, Tonio Kröger
And leaning back, with hanging arms, overwhelmed and overrun by showers several times, he whispered the standing formula of longing [...]: "I love you!".
- Thomas Mann, Death in Venice
This is how it is when a person has concentrated his capacity for love on a single object; with his loss everything collapses and he stands poor among ruins.
- Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game
There are people with whom it is not easy to live and whom it is impossible to let go.
- Thomas Mann, Doctor Faustus
Absence diminishes minor passions and enflames great ones.
Isn't it great and good that language has only one word for everything from the most pious to the most carnal, which can be understood by that? This is complete clarity in the ambiguity, because love cannot be incorporeal in the most extreme piety and not impious in the extreme carnality; it is always itself, as concealed friendliness to life as well as the highest passion, it is sympathy with the organic, that touching voluptuous embraces of what is destined to rot - Caritas is certainly still in the most admiring or desolate passion.
- Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain
If you want to give someone joy without thinking of the consequences, you know that it is love.
- Frank Herbert, the god emperor of the desert planet
Love doesn't ask for guarantees.
- Frank Herbert, the god emperor of the desert planet
You have failed to realize that your ancestors were survivors, and that survival itself sometimes requires brutal choices - a kind of rampant ferocity that civilized humanity works extremely hard to suppress. What price will you pay for this oppression? Will you accept your own downfall?
- Frank Herbert, the god emperor of the desert planet
Much of civilization is based on cowardice. By teaching cowardice it becomes easy to practice culture. The criteria that lead to courage are watered down. One sets limits to the will. You regulate your appetite. The horizon is fenced in. Laws are made for every movement. One denies the existence of chaos.Even children are taught to breathe slowly. One tames.
- Frank Herbert, the god emperor of the desert planet
Harry: When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
- When Harry Met Sally
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.
Spock: Logic is the beginning of all wisdom, not the end.
- Star Trek VI: The Unknown Land
With a little smile on your face the world is changing.
Kurgan: It's better to burn out than to fade away.
- Highlander (also: Neil Young, My My Hey Hey (Into the Blue))
What you do is right; it doesn't take more time than it takes to do it badly.
- Johann Jakob Sulzer
Khan: Revenge is a dish that is best served cold.
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Those who are impatient shorten the time they have to live.
- Hans Bemmann, stone and flute
Everything runs away from the impatient, but everything comes to him who can wait.
- Hans Bemmann, stone and flute
All essential things are simple once you understand them. The only difficult thing is the path that you have to take to get there.
- Hans Bemmann, stone and flute
Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse.
Sometimes you have to do the wrong thing just to find out you're still alive.
Because some are in the dark
and the others are in the light
and they are seen in the light
you can't see those in the dark.
- Bertolt Brecht, Threepenny Opera
Do not insist on the wave
that breaks in your foot while he is
standing in the water will be
break new waves on him.
Yeah, just make a plan
just be a great light
and then make a second plan
they both don't go.
- Bertolt Brecht, Threepenny Opera
Don't let any spoil
not even yourself
to fill everyone with happiness
also yourself, that
is good.
You can't get what you want
'til you know what you want.
A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
You never get everything, but you get everything back.
If we hate a person, we hate something in his image that is in us. What is not in us does not upset us.
- Hermann Hesse, Demian
why don't you come to your senses
come down from your fences
open the gate
it may be raining
but there's a rainbow above you
you better let somebody love you
before it's too late.
- The Eagles, Desparado
One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
I believe there comes a time
when everything just falls in line
we live and learn from our mistakes
the deepest cuts are healed by fate.
- Pat Benatar, All fired up
Albert Einstein: Don't let your brain interfere with your heart.
I cannot live I cannot die
I wanna know who the hell am I.
You can't always get what you want
you can't always get what you want
but if you try sometimes
you just might find
you get what you need.
- Rolling Stones, You can't always get what you want
Our memories are not real.
Don't doubt whoever tells you he's scared, but be scared of whoever tells you he knows no doubt.
- Erich Fried, 100 poems without fatherland
You must love the enemy you want to conquer.
You must break the law that you are to obey.
What you want to keep must be sacrificed.
So you will win!
It's not perfect - but it's better.
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
- Madonna, Justify my love
You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.
- Janet Jackson, Got 'til it's gone
We don't see what is, but what we are used to seeing.
Is your heart so heavy
that it weighs you down
so all you have is time
don't turn away
we've both seen darker days
and there's always a light that shines.
- Alison Moyet, find me
Do not allow everyday events to oppress you, but do not withdraw from them either. Only in this way will you achieve liberation.
Don't go back a meter, if necessary to make a run-up.
Don't wait for it to happen; make it happen.
It's best to fall in love with the things you do today.
You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
Most can be achieved with enthusiasm. Fill yourself with the energy of enthusiasm. Even if it can be difficult at times, it is the only thing that will get you where you want to be.
Don't get angry about your mistakes and weaknesses. Without it you would be perfect, but no longer a person.
Freedom is an endless adventure in which we risk our lives - and much more - for brief moments of something that transcends all words, thoughts and feelings. Striving for freedom is the only driving force I know. Freedom to fly away to infinity out there; Freedom to dissolve and take off; to be like a candle flame that, although facing the light of millions of stars, remains intact because it never claims to be more than it is: a candle.
Discipline is never an end in itself, it's only a means to an end.
Your feeling in the evening
is the fruit
from the bloom
of the day.
Computers are like fairies in a fairy tale. They fulfill every wish - but they don't tell you what to want.
I wonder now how I lived before
deaf, dumb, dead, and blind
I moved my life forward and I'm never goin 'back
and I've left you far behind.
- Biohazard, Disease
Incipit vita nova. I have become a new one, still a miracle to myself, resting and active at the same time, receiving and giving, an owner of goods, the most valuable of which I may not even know.
- Hermann Hesse, Incipit vita nova
Honor is, objectively, others' opinion of our worth and, subjectively, our fear of that opinion.
- Arthur Schopenhauer, aphorisms on wisdom
All I ever wanted
all I ever needed
was here in my arms
words are very
they can only do harm.
- Depeche Mode, Enjoy the silence
Happy Days -
do not mourn that it is over,
thank you for having been.
It is not my place to judge another life! For myself alone I have to judge, I have to choose, I have to refuse.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
Facts are simple and facts are straight
facts are lazy and facts are late
facts all come with points of view
facts don't do what I want them to.
- Talking Heads, Crosseyed & Painless
You can't find the right answers until you ask the right question.
I'd sail across the ocean
I'd walk a hundred miles
if I could make it to the end
oh just to see a smile.
- Iron Maiden, Childhood's end
What has passed does not return;
but it went down shining
it shines back for a long time.
- Karl August Förster, Memory and Hope
What's the point of thinking clearly for yourself when everyone else in the world is crazy?
Have sun in my heart
then come what may
then shine full of light for you
the darkest day.
Stop asking questions that don't matter anyway.
Just give us a kiss to celebrate here today.
- Pulp, Something Changed
Freedom means responsibility. That is why most people fear it.
- George Bernard Shaw
Anyone who asks is a fool for five minutes. If you don't ask, you will stay forever.
- Chinese proverb
Even the smallest puddle reflects the sky.
- Lithuanian proverb
Better not to find an answer than never to have asked.
I am happy every time there is bad weather; because if I'm not happy, the weather is still bad.
- Erich Kirchgässen
If you are looking for an angel and only look at the wings, you need not be surprised if you only come home with a goose.
"Most people don't want to swim until they can." Isn’t that funny? Of course they don't want to swim! You were born for the soil, not for the water. And of course they don't want to think; they are made for life, not for thinking!
- Hermann Hesse, The Steppenwolf
After the necessary doubts and fluctuations, I had surrendered to a philosophy that affirmed life and, after several difficult experiences, it seemed to me, acquired a calm and objective view of things.
- Hermann Hesse, The Marble Saw
Nothing is more dangerous and soul-killing than constant preoccupation with one's own being and well-being, one's own lonely dissatisfaction and weakness.
- Hermann Hesse, the do-gooder
It was even more the distance and silence of a world in which his sufferings, worries, struggles and privations had to become strange and distant and pale, where a hundred little daily burdens fall from his soul and a new, still pure, guiltless, painless atmosphere would record.
- Hermann Hesse, Rosshalde
That a person can always and always revere the spirit and despise nature throughout his life, can always be revolutionary and never conservative or vice versa, that seems to me very virtuous, full of character and steadfast, but it also seems just as fatal, disgusting and crazy to me as if someone wanted to eat all the time or just wanted to sleep all the time.
- Hermann Hesse, spa guest
I was too moral, too sensible, too bourgeois! An old, eternal mistake, which I have made a hundred times and bitterly regretted, happened to me again this time. I wanted to conform to a norm, I wanted to meet demands that nobody made of me, I wanted to be or play something that I wasn't at all. And so it happened to me once again that I had raped myself and my whole life.
- Hermann Hesse, spa guest
Writing is good, thinking is better. Wisdom is good, patience is better.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
No, no teaching could be accepted by a true seeker, one who truly wanted to find. But he who found could approve of every teaching, every path, every goal, nothing separated him from all the thousands of others who lived in the eternal, who breathed the divine.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
He looked at people differently now than before, less clever, less proud, but warmer, more curious, more involved.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
In this hour Siddhartha stopped struggling with fate, stopped suffering. The serenity of knowledge bloomed on his face, which is no longer opposed to a will, which knows the perfection, which agrees with the flow of events, with the flow of life, full of compassion, full of compassion, surrendered to the flow, belonging to unity.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
When someone searches, it can easily happen that his eye only sees the thing he is looking for, that he is unable to find anything, because he only thinks of what he is looking for, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed with the goal. But finding means: being free, standing open, having no goal.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
To see through the world, to explain it, to despise it, may be the thing of great thinkers. But my only concern is to be able to love the world, not to despise it, not to hate it and me, to be able to look at it and me and all beings with love and admiration and awe.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
But today I no longer know what I actually want and want. Everything used to be simple, as simple as the letters in a reader. Nothing is easy now, not even the letters. Everything has got many meanings and faces. I don't know what will become of me, I can't think of things like that now.
- Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund
"What is that - optimism?" Asked Cacambo.
"Oh," replied Candide, "that is madness to say that everything is good, even when you feel bad."
- Voltaire, Candide, or optimism
The lucky pessimists! What joy they feel whenever they have proven that there is no joy.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, aphorisms
A clock that is standing still has shown correctly twice a day and can look back on a long series of successes over the years.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, aphorisms
White silence

taking tiny steps
putting pressure on the ice
watch the whiteness spread
then disappear when I move on
cautious steps in heavy boots

walking on ahead
you pause to catch a moment
see winter wrap the world
in a veil of white silence

this place -
where the earth gives the illusion
it has stopped turning

warmth fires the colors
turning burning orange
sparks off light
shining in our eyes
Empty me

Now that all is stilled and silenced
that the rushing roaring daylight
has lost itself -
its hysteria
in the all-amassing night -
I too gently lose myself
beyond the open window
where a journey unfolds
into the city of rain

Music's never made such living sounds
absorbing the night's rhythm
the walls resonate with a thousand tiny drums
soft shards of liquid glass dance on metal pipes
mixing dust and dirt and grime
into a shining lubricating all-consuming oil
some drop away barely making contact
each bursting on impact
into a fountain in the air
dribbling off the lips of window ledges
Splashing silver splinters in the blackness
scales of lifted paint turn to almost living flesh
smearing - it slides and streams into an opening
in the underworld below
A multitude of rivers comes alive
revealing secret routes
where the trapped earth breathes
yellow streetlight breaks its beam accross the water
electric currents hum, steaming in the dampness
cascades carry me away
wash away the tiredness
cool the fetid air

I turn to where you're sleeping
gently swimming through these hours
on to morning - unaware
and even though I know
all of this will rise and disappear
with the dawn into the sky
tonight everything glistens -
like a jewel under the rain
tonight the city is silenced -
lost under the storm.
I am now set to let time pass and wait for a miracle. Those who do this behave peacefully and yet stay awake enough not to miss anything.
- Sten Nadolny, network card
Women are not better people. But they are the dearest to me.
- Sten Nadolny, network card
There are two kinds of men. Some understand something about women, others are those who simply understand women.
- Sten Nadolny, network card
If I didn't keep thinking that I was responsible for everything and everything, I might be able to respect other people more. I guess I'm too scared of being to blame for anything.
- Sten Nadolny, network card
Short-term comfort for long-term trouble is not the trade you're looking for. The easy way is not the easy way.
(It is a pure waste of energy to put difficulties on the back burner or to look for easy solutions. The apparently easier way is never the easier way.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
Wrong turns are as important as right turns. More important, sometimes.
(Wrong decisions are inevitable. Sometimes they are more important than right ones.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
Intuition is your guide here. One level of you knows everything there is to know. Find that level, ask for guidance, and trust you'll be led wherever you most need to go.
(Intuition is your most reliable guide, because all the answers lie on one level of your consciousness. You only have to find access to this level. You can learn that, but it is even more important to trust that you will achieve your goal in each case come.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
One way to pick a future is to believe it's inevitable.
- Richard Bach, One
Find out what you really want to do and do it. Don't spend twenty years living your life by default when you can decide right now to go in the direction of your love. What do you really want?
(First, be clear about what you want to do. Then do what it takes. Don't waste precious years making half-hearted decisions when you can also make a decision that you really stand behind. So, what do you really want to achieve? )
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
Ideas are catalysts, the driving force that moves us forward. They raise questions that drive us to break new ground, they open up new perspectives for us, force us to reflect on our own, point us in new directions.
- Richard Bach, oneness
No one can solve problems for someone whose problem is that they don't want problems solved.
(No one can solve the problems of someone else whose problem is that they don't want to solve their problems.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
No matter how qualified or deserving we are, we will never reach a better life until we can imagine it for ourselves and allow ourselves to have it.
- Richard Bach, One
Any powerful idea is absolutely fascinating and absolutely useless until we choose to use it.
(Any idea, however fascinating, is absolutely worthless as long as we do not adopt it. The real challenge of new ideas is their implementation.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
There's no disaster that can't become a blessing, and no blessing that can't become a disaster.
(There is no misfortune that cannot become a blessing and no blessing that cannot become a misfortune.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
I gave my life to become the person I am right now! Was it worth what I paid?
(It took me a lifetime to become who I am now. Was it worth it?)