Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Meandering here and there . . .

Today is the birthday of Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (August 24, 1899 – June 14, 1986), writer, essayist, and poet.

"I have always imagined Paradise as a kind of library." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Every man should be capable of all ideas and I understand that in the future this will be the case." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire." - Jorge Luis Borges

"All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art." - Jorge Luis Borges

"We (the indivisible divinity that works in us) have dreamed the world..." - Jorge Luis Borges

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Today is the birthday of Paulo Coelho (born August 24, 1947), lyricist and novelist. He is best known for the allegorical novel, The Alchemist.

"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience." - Paulo Coelho

"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream." - Paulo Coelho

"There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe.... The soul of the world is nourished by people's happiness." - Paulo Coelho

"Love is the force that transforms and improves the Soul of the World.… It is we who nourish the Soul of the World, and the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse." - Paulo Coelho

"Warriors of the light are not perfect. Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn." - Paulo Coelho

"It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them." - Paulo Coelho

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