Archive for July, 2010


Saturday, July 31st, 2010



Thursday, July 29th, 2010

If one sticks too rigidly to one’s principles, one would hardly see anybody.

Agatha Christie

The Moment

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The Living Moment


Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Real World Studios


Tuesday, July 27th, 2010


Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Then he rummaged among his papers until he found a clean sheet, took his pen and wrote in his small, neat hand, right in the middle of the sheet:

DEAR DORING, - With reference to your letter: Go and — yourself.

Yours truly



Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Monday, July 26th, 2010

I am not easily frigthened. Not because I am brave but because I know that I am dealing with human beings, and that I must try as hard as I can to understand everything that anyone ever does. And that was the real import of this morning: not that a disgruntled young Gestapo officer yelled at me, but that I felt no indignation, rather a real compassion, and would have liked to ask, ‘Did you have a very unhappy childhood, has your girlfriend let you down?’ Yes, he looked harassed and driven, sullen and weak. I should have liked to start treating him there and then, for I know that pitiful young men like that are dangerous as soon as they are let loose on mankind.

Etty Hillesum


Friday, July 23rd, 2010

What would you do if you had ten minutes left to live?


Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

When you meet a virtuous man,
try to equal him.

When you meet a man without virtue,
examine your own shortcomings.