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Post by cochisewolf » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:34 pm

A man dies ... only a few circles in the water prove that he was ever there. And even they quickly disappear. And when they're gone, he's forgotten, without a trace, as if he'd never even existed. And that's all.


-WOLFGANG BORCHERT
I indulged myself in the various religions and philosophies but cheerfulness kept breaking through
- Leonard Cohen

I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no class ...
- Unknown Poet

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Post by cochisewolf » Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:39 am

A poor girl wants to marry
and the rich girl wants to flirt
A rich man goes to college
and the poor man goes to work
A drunkard wants another drink of wine
and the politician wants a vote
I don't want much of nothing at all
but I will take another toke ...

-from a Charlie Daniels lick ...
I indulged myself in the various religions and philosophies but cheerfulness kept breaking through
- Leonard Cohen

I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no class ...
- Unknown Poet

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Post by cochisewolf » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:54 am

Steve Earle - The Devil's Right Hand

About the time that Daddy left to fight the big war
I saw my first pistol in the general store
In the general store, when I was thirteen
Thought it was the finest thing I ever had seen
So l asked if I could have one someday when I grew up
Mama dropped a dozen eggs, she really blew up
She really blew up and I didn't understand
Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand

The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand
Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand

My very first pistol was a cap and ball Colt
Shoot as fast as lightnin' but it loads a mite slow
Loads a mite slow and soon I found out
It can get you into trouble but it can't get you out
So then I went and bought myself a Colt 45
Called a peacemaker but I never knew why
Never knew why, I didn't understand
Cause Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand

The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand
Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand

Well I get into a card game in a company town
Caught a miner cheating I shot the dog down
Shot the dog down, watched the man fall
Never touched his holster, never had a chance to draw
The trial was in the morning and they drug me out of bed
Asked me how I pleaded, not guilty I said
Not guilty I said, you've got the wrong man
Nothing touched the trigger but the devil's right hand
I indulged myself in the various religions and philosophies but cheerfulness kept breaking through
- Leonard Cohen

I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no class ...
- Unknown Poet

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Post by GK77 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:18 am

To see a world in a grain of sand

And a heaven in a wild flower

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand

And eternity in an hour.


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-G7
"I want to know God's thoughts, the rest are details."
-AE


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Post by cochisewolf » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:09 am

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.

- Albert Einstein

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I indulged myself in the various religions and philosophies but cheerfulness kept breaking through
- Leonard Cohen

I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no class ...
- Unknown Poet

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Post by GK77 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:57 pm

You know, Wolf, that was a perfect follow up line. I have been debating reading "The Grand Design" by Hawking and Mlodinow but I feel as though they miss the point sometimes. To me saying theres no need for a god says there is no need for spirit. The curiosity AE speaks of comes from the spirit, and for me, thats enough of a god. Whether that god is you and I, or machine reality, or M theory, there is always a point in which you reach the same question.... WHY?
Why, M theory, Why can gravity exist in nothing?.... I have begun feeling regularly that the every day nuances are easily figured out. And it is a sad realization. Without the why's, I would be a lonley sad person. The why's keep me afloat. I think thats what AE was saying.

-G7
"I want to know God's thoughts, the rest are details."
-AE


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Post by Beelzebozo » Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:13 pm

gkannon77 wrote:To see a world in a grain of sand

And a heaven in a wild flower

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand

And eternity in an hour.


:flame: :flame: :elephant: :bounce: :dance: :clap: :scatter: :clap: :dance: :bounce: :elephant: :flame: :flame:

-G7
This is one of my all time favorite quotes by one of my all time favorite artists/thinkers. GOD that man was really something else....

Here's another quote from the man:

When I came home: on the abyss of the five senses, where a flat sided steep frowns over the present world, I saw a mighty Devil folded in black clouds, hovering on the sides of the rock, with corroding fires he wrote the following sentence now percieved by the minds of men, & read by them on earth.

How do you know but ev'ry Bird that cuts the airy way,
Is an immense world of delight, clos'd by your senses five?
Thrummular, thrummular thrilp,
Hum lipsible, lipsible lilp;
Dim thricken mithrummy,
Lumgumptulous hummy,
Stormgurgle umbumdular bilp.
—Alan Watts, The Book

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Post by Beelzebozo » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:18 pm

"I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts. I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature."
-Albert Einstein
Thrummular, thrummular thrilp,
Hum lipsible, lipsible lilp;
Dim thricken mithrummy,
Lumgumptulous hummy,
Stormgurgle umbumdular bilp.
—Alan Watts, The Book

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Post by GK77 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:36 am

"You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough" :)
~Mr. Blake


"To live content with small means. To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion. To be worthy not respectable, and wealthy not rich. To listen to stars and birds and babes and sages with an open heart. To study hard, think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions. Never hurry. In a word, to let the spiritual, the unbidden and the unconscious rise up through the common. This is my symphony."
~Channing

-G7
"I want to know God's thoughts, the rest are details."
-AE


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Post by cochisewolf » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:33 am

I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
- Isaac Newton

Friedrich Nietzche:

- A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.

- All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.

- And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

- A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

- And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
I indulged myself in the various religions and philosophies but cheerfulness kept breaking through
- Leonard Cohen

I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no class ...
- Unknown Poet

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