Friday, November 20, 2015

on the eve of the end of counting coup press - November 2015

on the eve of the end of 
counting coup press
November 2015


A fragment, like a miniature work of art,
has to be entirely isolated from the
surrounding world and be complete
in itself like a porcupine.

— Friedrich von Schlegel

You don't need a weatherman
To know which way the wind blows.

— Dr. Johnson  —— as sung by Bob Dylan

Men don't protect you anymore.

— on condom wrapper
— Jenny Holzer

He who leaves the game wins it.

— Sebastian-Roch N. Chambort

Necessity saves us the trouble of choosing.

— Luc de Clapiers

A wise prince must devise ways by which his citizens
are always and in all circumstances
dependent on him and on his authority;
and then they will always be faithful him.

— Machiavelli

Truth for us nowadays is not what is,
but what others can be brought to accept.

— Michel de Montaigne

Do not regard as valuable anything that can be taken away.

— Seneca

Trust in God, but tie your camel.

— Muhammad

We are what we think.

— Buddha

The greatest carver does the least cutting.

— Lao-tzu

He whom you cannot teach to fly, 
teach to fall faster!

—Friedrich Nietzche

To live is to lose ground.

— E.M. Cioran

Misfortune, n. The kind of fortune that never misses.

— Ambrose Bierce

A little learning is a dangerous thing.

— Alexander Pope

Who goes to dine must take his Feast
Or find the Banquet mean —
The Table is not laid without
Till it is laid within.

— Emily Dickinson

Big Stupid is Watching!

— Taylor Mead

Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.

— Dorothy Parker

It's a troublesome world.
All the people who're in it are troubled 
with troubles almost every minute.
— Dr. Seuss

How powerful social mores are!
Only a spider's web lies across the volcano,
yet it refrains from erupting.

— Karl Kraus

No snow flake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

— Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

We don't need another hero.

— Barbara Kruger

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

— William Blake

Even a lie is a psychic fact.

— Carl Gustav Jung

When you know the truth it will drive you insane.

— Aldous Huxley

Computers are useless.
They can only give you answers.

— Pablo Picasso

A sane person to an insane society must appear insane.

— Kurt Vonnegut

People need good lies. There are too many bad ones.

— Kurt Vonnegut

Silence is the virtue of fools.

— Frances Bacon

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

— Leonardo da Vinci

Elegance is refusal.

— Coco Chanel

All children are essentially criminal.

— Denis Diderot

Let us never negotiate out of fear; 
but let us never fear to negotiate.

— John F. Kennedy

We have just enough religion to make us hate,
but not enough to make us love one another.

— Jonathan Swift

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.

— Aesop

It is not certain that everything is uncertain.

— Blaise Pascal

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

— George Orwell

Marriage is a very good thing, 
but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it.

— William Somerset Maugham

Marry me now and I'll never look at another horse.

— Grocho Marx to TS Elliott

Moths drink the tears of sleeping birds.
Moths drink; Birds sleep; There are tears; There are dreams; There is Difference.

— Rebecca Solnit

comfort & safety at the cost of your own freedom 

— Claudia Rankine

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