Heraclitus quotes

My favorite quotes from Heraclitus: πολυμαθίη νόον οὐ διδάσκει Much learning does not teach understanding ποταμοῖσι τοῖσιν αὐτοῖσιν ἐμϐαίνουσιν, ἕτερα καὶ ἕτερα ὕδατα ἐπιρρεῖ. Ever-newer waters flow on those who step into the same rivers. χρὴ γὰρ εὖ μάλα πολλῶν ἴστορας φιλοσόφους ἄνδρας εἶναι Men that love wisdom must be acquainted with very many things…… Continue reading Heraclitus quotes

John Berger – Each pine at dusk

Each pine at dusk lodges the bird of its voice perpendicular and still the forest indifferent to history tearless as stone repeats in tremulous excitement the ancient story of the sun going down. John Berger from “And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos” New Yorker – Postscript: John Berger, 1926 – 2017: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/postscript-john-berger-1926-2017 

Gandalf Quote

Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found.  It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.  Small acts of kindness and love.  – Gandalf – J.R.R. Tolkien Heard this quote again while watching my recently…… Continue reading Gandalf Quote

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An ancient homeland

Bialowieza Forest

“Here is our long-forgotten family home. And, having heard now and then the voice of ancestors calling, Like a grey little forest bird, from far-away centuries, I fly to you, Belovezhskaya Pushcha.” – Russian ballad by Aleksandra Pakhmutova, 1975 which celebrates the Białowieża Primeval Forest. I came across this quote in my Lapham’s Quarterly – Book…… Continue reading An ancient homeland

Gran cita

Uno no es lo que es por lo que escribe, sino por lo que ha leído. – Jorge Luis Borges