The Little Match Girl in Art

Whilst In The Eye Of A Hurricane

30 Aug 17
*this post was actually posted while in the eye of Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Harvey came on shore in the middle of the night on August 30, 2017 in Orange, Texas.  That’s ...

1889 Tragedy at Mayerling : ‘Love Deaths’ Remain Fascinating

28 Jun 17
March 19, 1989|WILLIAM TUOHY | Times Staff Writer VIENNA — For 100 years, the mysterious “love deaths” at Mayerling, a village just southwest of here, have gripped the imagination of Central Europeans and ...

The Velveteen Rabbit – The Whole Real True Story

27 Jun 17
I was born on Easter Sunday in 1961. The next Easter when I was one, my parents gave me the bunny pictured above. He is my own personal velveteen rabbit, and ...

Your Monkeys

24 Jun 17
“To tame your monkey mind, listen to the lion’s roar.”  – Han Shan

Chorégraphie de la Main “Escape”

Movies I Consider Sacred

No certain order, never ending, will continue to grow:

  1.  Cité Des Enfants Perdus  (City of Lost Children)
  2. The Shipping News
  3. Grapes Of Wrath
  4. Donnie Darko
  5. Spencer’s Mountain
  6. Velvet Goldmine
  7. Orlando
  8. Crash (1996, not 2004)
  9. Moulin Rouge
  10. Young Adam
  11. Amalie
  12. To Kill A Mockingbird
  13. Nosferatu
  14. Hedwig And The Angry Inch
  15. The Red Shoes
  16. The Last Picture Show
  17. Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet
  18. Brokeback Mountain

 

Oscar Wilde Said.

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”


“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

 “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”

“Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.”

“A good friend will always stab you in the front.”

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

“I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.”

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”

“You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.”

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”

“I am not young enough to know everything.”

“The heart was made to be broken.”

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”

“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”

“I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”

“Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.”

Playing With Sharks and Other Pastimes.

12 Jan 17
...as many times as I told him as a child, "Jonathan, PUT that DOWN!!" he still picks up dangerous things.

One Of My Very Favorite Classic Christmas Stories Ever

24 Dec 16
All this was very pretty but prettiest of all was the little lady who stood in the open doorway of the castle. Though she was a paper doll, she wore a ...