if it’s not this, it is that; if it’s not that, it is the other; if it’s not the other, it is another; if it’s not another, then it is this! What’s the end of your problems?!
Abraham Lincoln? Mark Twain? Biblical Proverb? Maurice Switzer? Arthur Burns? John Maynard Keynes? Confucius?Anonymous? Here are two versions of an entertaining saying that is usually credited to Abraham Lincoln or Mark Twain: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt. It’s better to keep your mouth […]
We believe everything is OK as long as you don’t hurt anyone to the best of your definition of hurt, and to the best of your knowledge. We believe in sex before, during, and after marriage. We believe in the therapy of sin. We believe that adultery is fun. We believe that sodomy’s OK. We […]
A fragment. In the dungeon-crypts idly did I stray, Reckless of the lives wasting there away; “Draw the ponderous bars! open, Warder stern!” He dared not say me nay–the hinges harshly turn. “Our guests are darkly lodged,” I whisper’d, gazing through The vault, whose grated eye showed heaven more gray than blue; (This was when […]
Source: Harlem Renaissance – The Queen’s Poems Hey Black Child Do you know who you are Who you really are Do you know you can be What you want to be If you try to be What you can be Hey Black Child Do you know where you are going Where you’re really going Do […]
O world invisible, we view thee, O world intangible, we touch thee, O world unknowable, we know thee, Inapprehensible, we clutch thee! Does the fish soar to find the ocean, The eagle plunge to find the air— That we ask of the stars in motion If they have rumour of thee there? Not where the […]
(found on the body of an American Soldier during World War I) Lord God, I have never spoken to you, but now I want to say how do you do? You see God they told me you didn’t exist, and like a fool I believed all this. Last night from a shell hole I saw […]