Archive for the ‘Quote Included’ Category
Joseph Michael Photography – Now on Instagram
It’s been a popular site for a very long time, but Joseph Michael Photography is finally on Instagram. This isn’t groundbreaking news, but I thought I would share it here as it’s going to be a very different platform for me as I’m planning to use it to showcase more creative photos, together with the […]
I have been absent for most of March as my beautiful bride and I were away on our honeymoon to India. It was an incredible trip. Stay tuned for more photos, I didn’t take too many, but it’s hard not to snap away is such a colorful, vibrant country. Here is a small teaser from […]
And we laughed because…
And we laughed because there was so much that we did not know, and we knew that there was so much we did not know. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer, pg. 222
With the exception of birds…
…. with the exception of birds, trees were the only things on earth that weren’t cute when they were babies. They looked like branches stuck into the ground, and I remember thinking that by the time they were fully grown I would be old.
And that’s pretty much what happened. When You Are Engulfed in […]
Red hair is caused…
Red hair is caused by sugar and lust. Still Life with Woodpecker – Tom Robbins, pg 55
Think of all the hours left…
“Think of all the hours left between now and the time the sun goes down,” she said, without looking at me. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami, pg 67.
The world itself…
The world itself, whose single meaning I do not understand, is but a vast irrational. If one could only say just once: ‘this is clear’, all would be saved. The Myth of Sisyphus – Albert Camus, pg 31
And By Midafternoon…
And by midafternoon he was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer, pg 47
I wanted real adventures to happen…
I wanted real adventures to happen to myself. But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad. Dubliners – “An Encounter” – James Joyce, pg 20
April Fools: Look at ’em
“Look at ‘em” he said. “Goddam fools.”
“Who?” said Ginnie.
“I don’t know. Anybody.” Nine Stories – “Just Before the War with the Eskimos” – J.D. Salinger, pg 48
But I don’t want comfort. I want God….
“But I don’t want comfort. I want God. I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”
“In fact,” said Mustapha Mond, “you’re claiming the right to be unhappy.”
“All right, then,” said the Savage defiantly, “I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.” Brave New World – […]
O Lente Lente Currite Noctic Equi!
O lente lente currite noctis equi! Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe, V.ii.149
The boy felt jealous of the freedom of the wind…
The boy felt jealous of the freedom of the wind, and saw that he could have the same freedom. There was nothing to hold him back except himself. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho, pg 30
Please blow your smoke elsewhere…
Please blow your smoke elsewhere. My respiratory system, unfortunately, is below par. I suspect that I am the result of particularly weak conception on the part of my father. His sperm was probably emitted in a rather offhand manner. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole, pg 324
If it weren’t for her…
If it weren’t for her, there would never have been an empty space, or the need to fill it. The History of Love – Nicole Krauss, pg 57