Post 20150924 (3 Days, 3 Quotes–Quote #3)

Day three of the challenge. I’ll repost the rules, one last time. See the first post if you want to see who I tagged.

In a nutshell, here are the rules:

1. Thank the blogger, who nominated you.

2. Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything that inspires you… Which means, it can be from yourself, too!

3. On each of the three days, nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this mission impossible endeavor (if they dare!)

Here’s my quote for Day Three:

“Oh you’ll have your heart broken… Is that what you’re waiting to hear? It’ll be broken, all right. But you’ll never get anything done if you walk around with an unchipped heart. That the way of it, boy.”

–Peter Straub, Shadowland

This book a was a revelation to me when I was a teenager, and this quote has remained with me for almost forty years. I’ve never found it to be contradicted.

Post 20150923 (3 Days, 3 Quotes–Quote #2)

Day two of the challenge. I’ll repost the rules, although I remind you, I’m not following the rules. See yesterday’s post if you want to see who I tagged.

In a nutshell, here are the rules:

1. Thank the blogger, who nominated you.

2. Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything that inspires you… Which means, it can be from yourself, too!

3. On each of the three days, nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this mission impossible endeavor (if they dare!)

Here’s my quote for Day Two:

Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those which a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world.
–Buddha

Another great quote about the ultimate nature of reality. I’m something of an agnostic about metaphysical matters, and I’ve always felt that people should be agnostic. In fact, they shouldn’t feel that they know. Every single person I have met who is sure about what the universe is all about has turned out to be closed-minded and judgmental, and not just about metaphysical matters. I honestly think science holds a lot more answers than any other discipline because of it’s intellectual rigor. But that’s because the driving force of science (and the truth behind this quote) is always we don’t know, but we should try to find out through experience.

Post 20150922 (3 Days, 3 Quotes–Quote #1)

So I’ve been tagged. Don’t worry, no spray paint got in my eyes. Instead, it’s a challenge to present one of your favorite quotes and tag three other bloggers with the same challenge.

In a nutshell, here are the rules:

1. Thank the blogger, who nominated you.

2. Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything that inspires you… Which means, it can be from yourself, too!

3. On each of the three days, nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this mission impossible endeavor (if they dare!)

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Okay. I hate rules, but I will follow them to a certain extent

First off, thank you, Elusive Trope for picking me. I enjoy your poems and am glad that you enjoy mine. Everyone, please go and look at his site. You can come back here later.

Second, the quote. I have a quote in my sig file. I see it every time I send an email and I send a lot of email, but I don’t always think too much about it. here it is so we can all think about it.

All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
–Edgar Allan Poe

It seems almost trite, but in two lines he sums up what may be the biggest tenet of Buddhist philosophy. All of the boundaries between us are illusions of our making. We are all one, all in this together. Also, it has the cool Inception/Matrix vibe going for or over a hundred years ago.

Third, I’m only nominating three bloggers in total, and they are:

Hopefully they all check their pingbacks!