Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Elaborate Furnishing ~ A E Houseman

“Existence is not itself a good thing, that we should spend a lifetime securing its necessaries: a life spent, however victoriously, in securing the necessaries of life is no more than an elaborate furnishing and decoration of apartments for the reception of a guest who is never to come. Our business here is not to live, but to live happily.”

~ A.E. Housman




Monday, November 17, 2014

Something New about Something Timeless ~ Hay Quaker

I hope that readers of Hay Quaker will join me in a new venture, a blog about my views and experiences of simple living. Please  Click here to see what I have been working on.


Friday, November 14, 2014

What We Look For~ John Lubbock

“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. ... In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportsmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.”

~ John Lubbock


More at  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lubbock,_1st_Baron_Avebury

Artwork from Annie Soudain  
http://thesussexguild.co.uk/printmaking-sussex-guild/annie-soudain/

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Way of Life that is Odd ~ Warren E. Burger

“There can be no assumption that today's majority is "right" and the Amish and others like them are "wrong." A way of life that is odd or even erratic but interferes with no rights or interests of others is not to be condemned because it is different.”

~ Warren E. Burger



More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_E._Burger

Artwork WPA poster http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/wpapos/

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mysterious and Unexplorable ~ Henry David Thoreau


“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”

~ Henry David Thoreau



More at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_David_Thoreau

Artwork from Aijung Kim 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/151257010/linocut-print-april-mouse-block-print?ref=market

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What a Cruel Thing is War ~ Robert E. Lee

"What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world."

 ~ Robert E. Lee


More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee

Artwork by unknown (to me) student at The Art Academy http://artacademy.org.uk/print-studio/

Friday, November 7, 2014

Some Kind of a Minimum ~ Richard P. Feynman

“Fall in love with some activity, and do it! Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. Work as hard and as much as you want to on the things you like to do the best. Don't think about what you want to be, but what you want to do. Keep up some kind of a minimum with other things so that society doesn't stop you from doing anything at all.”

~ Richard P. Feynman


More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Feynman
Artwork from Mariana Yampolsky http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_Yampolsky

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