For the Gemini
"Those who cannot change their mind cannot change anything." - George Bernard Shaw
"Like all weak men, he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind." - W. Somerset Maugham
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind." - Friedrich Nietzsche
“I drank coffee and read old books and waited for the year to end.”
“She liked getting hold of some book... and keeping it to herself, and gnawing its contents in privacy, and pondering the meaning without sharing her thoughts with any one, or having to decide whether the book was a good one or a bad one.”
"Life has become very dear to me, and I am very glad that I love. My life and my love are one. For the present I consider that 'No, never, never,' as a block of ice that I press to my heart to thaw it. Which will win, the coldness of that block of ice or the warmth of my heart?"
Vincent Van Gogh
There will never (or not for a generation, anyway) be the next Marilyn Monroe because this Marilyn Monroe isn’t broken.
we are so busy measuring public opinion that we forget we can mold it.
I would rather be confused for ten minutes than bored for five minutes.
- Jimmy McGovern
"You can try to escape the story of your life, but you can’t. It happened. The baby died. The dog died. The heart broke. I knew you when you were young. I know your heart broke, too. I will know you when we are both old, and maybe wise. I hope wise.
I know you now: your story. Mine isn’t the one I would have chosen in the beginning, but I’ll take it. It is my story. It’s only mine. And it’s not over."
- Amy Jellicoe
I tried to drink it away, I tried to put one in the air
I tried to dance it away, I tried to change it with my hair.
I ran my credit card bill up, thought a new dress make it better
I tried to work it away, but that just made me even sadder.
I tried to keep myself busy, I ran around circles
Think I made myself dizzy,
I slept it away, I sexed it away
I read it away Away, away, away, away, away, away…
Alexander McQueen/ Sarabande SS07
I am my own sanctuary and I can be reborn as many times.
Poetry is when emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
I'm better than I was 10 years ago and in 10 years maybe I'll be better still.
"Look around you. Appreciate what you have. Nothing will be the same in a year."
"Will there be only silence, repose at the foot of the trees, of the vines? Then it is well that there be guardians."
"That’s what being eccentric means–being natural."
Lorraine Hansberry, “A Raisin in the Sun”
"Because not all monsters were monsters in the beginning. Some are monsters born of sorrow."
for the day I’m in,
as if I’m starring
in a silent filmstrip
meant to teach capability.