Even in Our Sleep

"He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget; Falls drop by drop upon the heart; until, in our own despair, against our will, Comes wisdom through the awful grace of God."
“An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. “Can they be brought together?” This is a practical question. We must get down to it. “I despise intelligence” really means: “I cannot bear my doubts.” 
-Albert Camus

“An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. “Can they be brought together?” This is a practical question. We must get down to it. “I despise intelligence” really means: “I cannot bear my doubts.” 

-Albert Camus

With a penny for me and a penny for youTo buy us both glasses of cold lemonadeWhen we walk, hand in hand,in the Easter Parade.

With a penny for me and a penny for you
To buy us both glasses of cold lemonade
When we walk, hand in hand,
in the Easter Parade.

“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.”
Elizabeth Taylor

“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.”

Elizabeth Taylor

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
-RFK

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

-RFK

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls."Audrey Hepburn

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls."
Audrey Hepburn

Why should we dreadthe thing called death?It’s just an open door,Where all within is love and peaceAnd joy forever more.

Why should we dread
the thing called death?
It’s just an open door,
Where all within is love and peace
And joy forever more.

I know it’s Easter time again,
I feel it in the air.
The breath of spring with woodsy tang,
And new life everywhere.
And spring glides on with magic touch
O’er mountain side and glen;
And wakens all the sleeping plants
For Easter time again.

“There are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.” 
 
-Oscar Wilde

“There are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.” 

 

-Oscar Wilde

John F. Kennedy

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Last night, President Obama quoted President Kennedy in his State of the Union, stating:

“Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that ‘the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,’ he said, “to report the State of the Union – to improve it is the task of us all.’”