quotes 2 -13 -13

don_socalFebruary 13, 2013

âÂÂA book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time â proof that humans can work magic.â Carl Sagan

"How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose we know not, though sometimes sense it. But we know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends." - Albert Einstein

"We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books . It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranges and obeying certain laws, but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations." - Albert Einstein

"The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives." - Albert Einstein

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lilosophie

Yes to all!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 9:47AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
anneliese_32(6)

Great quotes.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 10:34AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Just went to the grocery store
and as we left a woman followed us out by less than...
don_socal
Quotes 3 - 6 - 15
Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great...
don_socal
Happy birthday Robin and Pam
My partner for b'day along with Pam. Three threes...
don_socal
Please excuse my tardiness
Power went out Thurday late evening, got back after...
anneliese32
Happy Birthday, Don!
Have a great Day, a wonderful year. Wishing you improved...
lilosophie
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™