What I am looking for… is an immobile movement, something which would be the equivalent of what is called the eloquence of silence, or what St. John of the Cross, I think it was, described with the term ‘mute music’. – Joan Miró who was born on this day in 1893.
It’s amazing how we will suffer pain and abuse to keep our lives predictable. We’ll let our inner voices brutalize us, rather than live with the possibility that we might be wrong about how we see things. We’ll think, ‘Well at least it’s a pain that’s familiar’. Uncertainty. – Ruby Wax who celebrates her 65th birthday today.
I’m a good person, I hope. But I’m never as good as I want to be, never as nice as I want to be, never as generous as I want to be. – David Tennant who celebrates his 47th birthday today.
I know of a cure for everything: salt water…in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea. – Karen Blixen who was born on this day in 1885.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. – Charlie Chaplin who was born on this day in 1889.
Excellent wine generates enthusiasm. And whatever you do with enthusiasm is generally successful. – Philippe de Rothschild who was born on this day in 1902.
The law, for all its failings, has a noble goal – to make the little bit of life that people can actually control more just. We can’t end disease or natural disasters, but we can devise rules for our dealings with one another that fairly weigh the rights and needs of everyone, and which, therefore, reflect our best vision of ourselves. – Scott Turow who celebrates his 69th birthday today.