laughingmanx

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from Oneself

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    • ~Self~

      10 years ago

      laughingmanx

      "I'm tired of benevolence and eloquence and everything that's proper, and I'm going to cultivate myself and nobody else, and see what will come."

      John Ruskin,
      Letters of John Ruskin to Charles Eliot Norton,
      Vol. I

      "At every single moment of one's life one is what one is going to be no less than what one has been."

      Oscar Wilde,
      De Profundis

      "Nothing seems to me of the smallest value except what one gets out oneself."

      Oscar Wilde,
      De Profundis

      "It is only through the approval of others that self can tolerate the self."

      Kingsley,
      Human Society

      "The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from the self"

      Albert Einstein,
      Ideas and opinions

      "Every man treats himself as society treats the criminal."

      Harvey Fergusson,
      Modern Man

    • ~Reality~

      10 years ago

      laughingmanx

      "Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties. The fantastic and unexpected, the ever0changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself."

      Berenice Abbot,
      Photographers on Photography
      edited by Nathan Lyons

      "A Man might pass for insane who should see things as they are."

      William Ellery Channing,
      Dr. Channing's Note-book

      "What and absurd amount of energy I have been wasting all my life trying to figure out how things "really are," when all the time they weren't."

      Hugh Prather,
      Notes to Myself

      "And through the children especially she comes in contact with reality and learns involuntarily. Books and reality and art are for me alike. One who has stood outside real life would bore me, but one who is right in it knows and feels naturally."

      Vincent Van Gogh
      Dear Theo:
      An Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh

      "Reality, union with reality, is the true state of the soul when confident and healthy.... Unreality is what keeps us from ourselves, and most pleasures are unreal."

      Cyril Connolly,
      The Unquiet Grave

      "Reality is pretty brutal, pretty filthy, when you come to grips with it. Yet it's glorious all the same. It's so real and satisfactory."

      George Bernard Shaw,
      Fanny's First Play

      "A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams."

      Simone Weil,
      Gravity and Grace

      The importance and the endurance of poetry, as of all art, are its hold upon reality. We hear much, on this side and and that, of realism. Wel, we may let realism go, but we cannot let go reality."

      John Dewey,
      Characters and Events, Vol. I

      "But do not imagine that I am suffering from disappointment here--quite the contrary. I am sometimes astonished to find how ready I am to relinquish all expectations for reality, even when the reality is bad.
      My God, if any of it could be shared! But would it exist then, would it exist? No, it is possible only at the price of solitude."

      Rainer Maraia Rilke,
      The Journal of My Other Self

      "How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality!"

      Norman Douglas,
      An Almanac

      "The question is not whether to adjust or to rebel against reality but, rather, how to discriminate between those realities that must be recognized as unalterable and those that we should continue to try to change however unyielding that may appear."

      Helen Merrel Lynd,
      The Sane Society



      I hope that wasn't too much for you. I was hoping to make up for some of the journals I have missed.
      I hope that everyone has a wonderous and thankful Thanks Giving!

    • ....Quotes

      10 years ago

      laughingmanx

      I think that I am going to make this journal a little more unspecified. It will only consist of a composition of quotes.

      "The great revolution of the future will be Nature's revolt against man."

      Holbrook Jackson,
      Platitudes in the making

      "When man say they have rights, they generally mean that they are suffering wrongs."

      J.A. Spender,
      The comments of Bagshot, Second series

      "The important thing to me about a road... is not that it goes anywhere, but that it is liveable while it goes. For if I were to arrive... I think I should be no happier than I am here."

      David Grayson,
      The Friendly Road

      "Without sacrifice there is no resurrection. Nothing grows and blooms save by giving.All you try to save in yourself wastes and perishes."

      Andre Gide,
      The fruits of the Earth

      "No man can be satisfied with his attainment, although he may be satisfied with his circumstances."

      Frank Swinnerton,
      Tokefield Papers

      "Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination."

      John Dewey,
      The Quest for Certainty

      "The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from the self."

      Albert Einstein,
      Ideas and Opinions

      "We are all serving a life-sentence in the dungeon of self."

      Cyril Connolly,
      The Unquiet Grave

    • ~Loneliness~

      10 years ago

      laughingmanx

      "Man is essentially alone and lonely, and from this isolation he cannot be saved by someone else but only by himself through the fact that he loves, that he blongs to another human being. This opening-up of ourselves is the great liberating function of love."


      Oswald Schwarz,
      The Psychology of Sex

      "We have this sense of loneliness. Men are lonely and they struggle to overcome it. We don't try to overcome it. We know we are lonely in the major events of our bodies, of our lives.

      Jeanne Moureau,
      quoted in the New York Times
      June 30, 1976

      "We must always be more or less lonely, but sometimes it is given to spirit to touch spirit.... Then we understand and are understood."

      Janet Erskine Sturart,
      Life and Letters of Janet Erskine Start
      by Maud Monahan

      "Man does not become lonely as a result of circumstances, he makes himself lonely."

      Dr. Wilhelm Stekhel,
      Marriage at the Crossroads

    • ~Common Sense~

      10 years ago

      laughingmanx

      "The mere intellect is perverse; it take all sides, maintains all paradoxes, and comes to understanding only when it listens to the whisperings of common sense."

      John Lancaster Spalding,
      Things of the Mind

      "There is no greater panacea for every kind of folly than common sense."

      Baltasar Gracian
      The Oracle

      "Common sense, however logical and sound, is after all only one human attitude among many others; and like everything human it may have its limitations--or negative side."

      William Barret

    • ~Mind~

      10 years ago

      laughingmanx

      "A small room in a tranquil college, daily walks and thoughtful talk, a little income and a few friends--these, and these only, suit a still and meditative mind."

      Walter Bagehot,
      Literary Studies, Vol, III

      "One sees the mind is always demanding to be certain, to be secure, to be safe. A mind that is safe, secure, is a bourgeois mind, a shoddy mind. Yet that is what all of us want: to be completely safe."

      J. Krishnamurti,
      You Are the world

      "The world of mind is a comfortable Wombland, a place to which we flee from the bewildering queerness and multiplicity of the actual world."

      Aldous Huxley,
      Collected Essays

      "The way the human mind ordinarily works, in apparent contempt of the logicians, is conclusion first, premises afterwards."


      Joseph Rickaby,
      An Old Man's Jottings

    • ~Perception~

      10 years ago

      laughingmanx

      "Systematic reasoning is something we could not, as a species or as individuals, possibly do without. But neither, if we are to remain sane, can we possibly do without direct perception, the more unsystematic the better, of the inner and outer world into which we have been born."

      Aldous Huxley,
      The Doors of Perception

      "The subtlest and most pervasive of influences are those which create and maintain the repertory of stereotypes. We are told about the world before we see it. We imagine most things before we experience them. And those preconceptions, unless education has made us acutely aware, govern deeply the whole process of perception."

      Walter Lippmann,
      Public Opinion

      "Rightly to perceive a thing, in all the fullness of its qualities, is really to create it."

      C.E. Montague,
      The Right Place

      "The first requirement for the growth of the individual is that the person remain in touch with his own perceptions. No matter how different one's experience is from that of others, he must trust in the validity of his own senses if he is to evolve as a unique human being. Only the person can fully know what he sees, what he hears, and what he feels to be fundamentally true."

      Clark Moustakas,
      Creativity and Conformity

    • ~Originality~ + ~Orthodoxy~

      11 years ago

      laughingmanx

      "Originality wells out from sources of subconscious and somewhat mysterious. You must let the subterranean waters accumulate. Atoo strenuous life will dry them up."

      Charles Horton Cooley,
      Life and the Student

      "Originality begins in our reaction to the necessary events of life, to things that come up hard against us.... If you are destined to do anything original there is some germ of it growing in you now, and you first need to discover and cherish that."

      Charles Horton Cooley,
      Life and the Student

      "When there is an original sound in the world it makes a hundred echoes."

      John A. Shedd,
      Salt from My Attic

      "There is nothing mysterious about originality, nothing fantastic. Originality is merely the step beyond."

      Louis Danz,
      Dynamic Dissonance

      "It is a wonderful thing as I was saying and as I am now repeating, it is a wonderful thing how much a thing needs to be n one as a desire in them how much courage anyone must have in them to be doing anything if they are a first one."

      Gertrude Stein,
      The Making of Americans

      "Originality: Don't worry about your originality. You could not get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick to you and show up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do."

      Robert Henri,
      The Art Spirit

      "Orthodoxy of all kinds in every period and place where it was powerful enough to do as it pleased has driven to madness or frustration valuable human beings whose personalities did not fit the prevailing style. Anybody can see this when he is not looking at his own orthodoxy."

      Dorothy Canfield Fisher,
      Harper's Magazine, December 1932

      Sorry if this seemed longer than my usual journals, I just felt like most of these quotes have great relation to everyone, and myself. And I thought that orthodoxy was very similar to originality. lol!

      I hope that everyone is having a good week. Like I always say "Take one step at a time."

      Peace!

    • ~Optimism~

      11 years ago

      laughingmanx

      "An optimist is a man who starts a crossword puzzle with a fountain pen."

      Anonymous,
      Ladies' Home Journal, June 1942

      "To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing hoping are optimistic."

      Albert Schweitzer,
      Out of My Life and Thought

      "The men who are for ever slapping one on the back and saying that everything will come right are bad enough, but more intolerable are those persons who will persist in slapping humanity itself on the back and regarding all life with an unchanging grin of approbal... Stupidity, downright insensitiveness, is the secret of such optimism, which fits as much as it can of life into its bright little boxes and blandly ignores the rest."

      J.B. Priestley
      All About Ourselves and Others Essays

      "When I said you were an optimist, I didn't mean that you took too rosy a view of matters of fact, but that you were full of the zest of life and confident about the value and the success of what you undertook--a sentiment which is healthy and natural in any energetic person, and characteristic (for obvious good reasons) of American."

      George Santayana,
      The Letters of George Santayana

    • ~Memory~

      11 years ago

      laughingmanx

      "I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is."

      Vladimir Nabokov
      Strong Opinions

      "It is not the slow, the punctual sanded drip of the unnumbered days that we remember best, the ash of time; nor is it the huge monotone of the lost years, the unswerving schedules of the lost life and the well-known faces that we remember best. It is a face seen once and lost forever in a crowd, an eye that looked, a face that smiled and vanished on a passing train, it is a prescience of snow upon a certain night, the laughter of a woman in a summer street long years ago, it is the memory of a single moon seen at the pine's dark edge in old October--and all of our live is written in the twisting of a leaf upon a bough, a door that opened, and a stone."

      Thomas Wolfe,
      Of Time and the River

      "Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again."

      Willa Cather,
      My Antonia

      "Our memories are card-indexes consulted, and then put back in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.

      Cyril Connolly,
      The Unquiet Grave

  • About Me

  • Comments (1134)

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      oh thank u! yea ugh! and then we could of gotten 4th!!!! but we lost by ONE! to jesuit and took 6th..

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      well spending a lot of time at the doctors.. i have an inflamed disc

    • wil0087

      10 years ago

      hi

    • kenshinta

      10 years ago

      www.roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=2281805

      Vote for me please? It's so that I can watch more people.

    • Kiarushka

      10 years ago

      Oh yeah, totally hacking. >_>

      I looked at your name. Haha >:3

    • RileyDexter

      10 years ago

      Where do you live?

    • teenagezombi

      10 years ago

      yea it has
      ahhh, i've become a sloth, i sleep most of the time eat occasionaly and wll sometimes do something physically challenging

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      10 years ago

      Stuck in recession just like the US. Blame the banks : (

      But I'm pullin by just fine, it's my flatmates that I'm worried about - jobs are a little hard to come by now.

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      10 years ago

      Nae bad pal. Apart from money and all that shit. Lol, how about you?

    • teenagezombi

      10 years ago

      thanks yew

    • _Kryptinight

      10 years ago

      just going to pack the rest of my stuff for new york

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      god i hate it when that happens! something important comes up and ya get sick!

    • amarh

      10 years ago

      I know, im all hyped up too lol

    • AFYN_13

      10 years ago

      I'm fine!
      Just waiting
      for Luke and Morgan
      to come get me for
      church and stuff.

      You?

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      oh i didnt know that lol

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      oh! the one in portland. is there another??

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      umm the oregon zoo! lol
      umm yea we went to see the baby elephant!!! SOO CUTEEE lol
      but we got there (to the zoo) kinda late so we didnt get to see all the animals cause the people put them away.. =(

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      oh lol no i went back to bed lol
      but i went to the zoo today!

    • amarh

      10 years ago

      Typical bday stuff, cake, presents, ect haha

    • amarh

      10 years ago

      Im alright, just yea, frustrated haha

    • amarh

      10 years ago

      everquest2.station.sony.com/

      Its like WoW, only better. mhm

    • AFYN_13

      10 years ago

      Mom thinks she's ugly lol..
      I was like no she's not!

    • ulovekelly

      10 years ago

      THANX FOR THE COMMENTS! =)

    • AFYN_13

      10 years ago

      =p

      Haven't talked to you in a while!
      How are you?

    • teenagezombi

      10 years ago

      hey man, it's nice hearing from you
      because i can't remember everything you posted in my images and such
      i'll just me like
      humm-dee-dee-dummm
      and say I MISSED JOO
      cause i did
      yep yep

    • teenagezombi

      10 years ago

      nothing really, just living life, always hoping for the best

    • AFYN_13

      10 years ago

      Luke.

    • AFYN_13

      10 years ago

      That's CareBear,
      she's a clarinet. She's a good friend.

    • AFYN_13

      10 years ago

      Thanks!
      I wasn't sad.
      =P

    • AFYN_13

      10 years ago

      Yea,
      they're pretty poopy.

    • AFYN_13

      10 years ago

      I'm at home.
      I came home from school
      early because I was having trouble
      with my asthma and stuff.

    • AFYN_13

      10 years ago

      That's cool.
      =D

    • AFYN_13

      10 years ago

      Thanks,
      you always leave such nice comments.
      =)

    • AFYN_13

      10 years ago

      Thanks for the image comment!

    • AFYN_13

      11 years ago

      And you?

    • AFYN_13

      11 years ago

      I'm good.
      It was cool..=P

    • AFYN_13

      11 years ago

      Ask anything.

    • EmpressDarth

      11 years ago

      nothing really exciting, just band camp...you?

    • AFYN_13

      11 years ago

      I'm good.
      I guess,
      just been bored.
      And ready for school
      to start.

    • AFYN_13

      11 years ago

      smiley6.gif
      How are ya?

    • AFYN_13

      11 years ago

      Thanks for all the
      image comments!
      =D

    • AFYN_13

      11 years ago

      Good,
      school starts Thursday.
      And I get braces next Monday.

    • ulovekelly

      11 years ago

      haha no, just bored

    • AFYN_13

      11 years ago

      I am in it, though.
      I'm at the bottom on the left.

    • AFYN_13

      11 years ago

      I've prayed about it for soooo long.
      I dunno what else I can do..
      besides write out my feelings.
      smiley3.gif

    • AFYN_13

      11 years ago

      I tend to do that frequently..
      but I can't help it sometimes..

    • AFYN_13

      11 years ago

      I sure hope my Sophomore year
      is better than the Freshman year was..
      I was depressed almost the whole year...
      And don't exactly know why.

    • AFYN_13

      11 years ago

      Thanks for the image comments!
      =-D

    • AFYN_13

      11 years ago

      English 2
      Biology
      World Geography
      Geometry
      Band
      Fine Arts
      P.E.

    • AFYN_13

      11 years ago

      I start 14August08.

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