Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Writer's Holiday

Walking is blind, even toward a clear horizon.

The oyster never felt so free as when a thief stole her pearl.

Some leaves hang on longer but eventually they all fall.

A forecast can be wrong, but not the weather.

What does introspection mean? It means you're looking in the wrong direction.

Life corrects the errors of logic.

The scientist seeks laws; the historian, causes; the artist, freedom.

Writer's block is a writer's holiday.

To board that slow train called Life and ride it to the end.

Being awake is no different than sleeping if all you do is dream.

Digging, one finds more rocks than gold.

The sea is captive in a drop of water.

In the end, it's the poet's voice that will be heard.

50 comments:

  1. In the end, life corrects the errors of logic...

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  2. Your quotes are usually positive, but this time i've failed to feel any warmth in them except this one : Life corrects the errors of logic
    ...

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  3. and if you dig a lot you always look down.

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  4. "Writer's block is a writer's holiday."

    Yeah, tragedies get holidays too :p

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  5. Marty I loved them all..
    esp about the weather :)

    ali
    letsgraph

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  6. thanks for sharing np. all are brilliantly inspiring to me!

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  7. "Life corrects the errors of logic.", "A forecast can be wrong, but not the weather." - Loved these - both their truth as well as the humor with which they were said!

    "Walking is blind, even toward a clear horizon." Very true.

    "The sea is captive in a drop of water." - a sea of stories all trapped in a tiny drop of water. So beautiful all :)

    The slow train of life is best appreciated by the poet, I agree whole-heartedly.

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  8. Treats are sweeter after an absence. What a treat this is, and one to be savored slowly.

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  9. Love this "Being awake is no different than sleeping if all you do is dream" and "A writers block is a writers holiday" Really profound!

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  10. Enigmatic and beautifully poetic. :-)

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  11. Great ones, NP. I particularly like the one about the pearl, though it makes me feel strangely uncomfortable. Hmmmm...

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  12. amazing!! each line open up a new door of thoughts!!

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  13. Interesting NP, although I might disagree with you on one or two. For example, I think that the scientist, the historian and the artist all seek the same thing: explanations.

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  14. I really enjoyed these, especially the ones about the leaves and the weather. :)

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  15. "Life corrects the errors of logic." I especially love this one, Marty. As my children get older and I watch some of their perceived foolish decisions, I often say to myself that life has to happen to them. I know it did for me. It is a continual growth process, isn't it?

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  16. The sea is captive in a drop of water. <--- Love this.

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  17. Being awake is no different than sleeping if all you do is dream

    This one wins!

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  18. The poet's voice will be heard, but that'll be the end, my friend.
    However did you find me?...as always every line has a million thought to it...~The sea is captive in a drop of water.

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  19. "Being awake is no better than sleeping if all you do is dream." A classic. "In the end it's the poet's voice that will be heard." The Illiad, The Odyssey...yes! A great collection. My best

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  20. The artist seeks freedom... the scientist laws and the historian causes.. I must say, that I choose freedom!

    Thank you so much for your visits over at my blog. I'm thankful for all your comments, I wish you a very merry and happy holiday season! For you and your family!

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  21. Vist visiting from BlogCatalog to see if my visit shows up on the recent visitors widget, but I couldn't see it.

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  22. Love these! As always. I have missed your work. Blog catalog's new revamp really put me out.
    :-)

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  23. I really liked:
    "What does introspection mean? It means you're looking in the wrong direction."

    Some people defiantly do not spend enough time looking at others, though you would think they would be bored of themselves by now and start getting more interest in the people they love.

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  25. Beautiful and inspiring sayings as ever.God bless.

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  26. Just stopping by to wish you Happy Holidays, Marty! You provide us with your profound wisdom year round and that...is truly a gift.

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  27. I kind of learning from your writing style. Interesting. I am now following your blog . . .

    NOTE: I'm visiting all the people who visited my Literateknolohitura.com blog for this year. I came back to greet you a "Merry Holiday"!!! (^_^)

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  28. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the aphorisms!!! Too much on which to comment adequately. I am so impressed by your intelligence and wisdom. Although, I sense we are very different in some aspects, I feel kinship when reading some of your sayings.

    "Life corrects the errors of logic." So true, but only, I believe, if you are willing/able to self-reflect.

    You are truly awesome.

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  29. "A forecast can be wrong, but not the weather."

    How useful to those who assume and trust fortune-tellers, but ignore reality!

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  30. "The scientist seeks laws; the historian, causes; the artist, freedom."

    I agree with Dennis, np, in some sense--in the sense that all are seeking a kind of truth, either about themselves or the world without themselves.

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  31. "To board that slow train called Life and ride it to the end."

    Sometimes,life feels much faster than a train. But I think to ride the train to the end, is, in itself, an accomplishment, especially if you are prone to boredom or impulse.

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  32. is this a note book? I could get it more if it were a notebook.

    Pete Wills

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  33. Maybe my writer's block will come off holiday after New Year's. :)

    Until then I'll continue consulting the 'I Ching'.

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  34. Hi Marty,
    I wish you a very happy and successful New Year. As always there is great depth in your aphorisms. I particularly liked the Train, since that is the central image and dilemma of Life Cycles theory. Look forward to sharing with you in 2012,
    Neil

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  35. Dear NP, I don't know how did I missed this post while I assumed that your blog updates will be visible on my blogger dashboard.

    Btw, I am glad that your comments on my blog brought me back at your wonderful blog.

    Though your thoughts came after a long time but I am glad you shared once more.

    Most of them really touched me and following are the best in this batch.

    "Being awake is no different than sleeping if all you do is dream."


    "In the end, it's the poet's voice that will be heard."

    Thank you so much for keeping the door of your wonderful world open for us. Keep sharing.

    Best Wishes

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  36. indeed all inspiring quotes especially this one "Being awake is no different than sleeping if all you do is dream" this is really true. by the way thank you for remembering me I appreciated it very much:-)

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  37. Life corrects the errors of logic...how insightful! You are truly inspiring!

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  38. In the end...it is the critic's final words that will be heard...last.

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  40. I knew your other blog.. not these one! What i´ve been missing!! Great quotes.

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  41. I am always inspired when I visit here. Thanks ; )

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  42. A voz do poeta eterniza suas palavras em nosso coração! Texto lindo, poético e muito bem escrito!Parabéns! Estou seguindo teus dois (2) blogs e agradeceria se pudesses retribuir me seguindo também!Uma sexta-feira abençoada! Abraço carinhoso!
    Elaine Averbuch Neves
    http://elaine-dedentroprafora.blogspot.com/

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  43. It is a profound ending--in the end, it is, always, the poet's voice that will be heard--the critics can head out for a long lunch break. The poet's voice rings out, asking the unanswerable questions: "Being so caught up,/So mastered by the brute blood of the air/Did she put on his knowledge with his power/Before the indifferent beak could let her drop?

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  44. "A blind man sees with his cane, like all the rest of us.

    I know a thing until I say it. Then I don't know it.

    I run from rattlesnakes and ideas. But sometimes the ideas catch up."

    Translation: Nothing Profound on the subject of Peter Yovu (www.jamesgeary.com) is even less profound than that.

    ... Translation of translation: What is the negative of negative infinity?

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  45. I'll take note of this- "Being awake is no different than sleeping if all you do is dream." Amazing!!

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  46. May I have your permission to use some of your wordings as part of my work in Symphony of Love? If granted, how do you want me to credit you for using your words?

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  47. The artist seeks freedom...God yes!
    Faith

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