“Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.”
“While adding to and modifying this …Landscape with Fruits and Vegetables in the foreground by Abraham Bloom 1600-1651 … when finished I noticed one guest at the party I had not brought forth. Can you spot it?”- MYMM
“ERNEST FRIEDLANDER: Be quiet! Be quiet!
LEO MERCURÉ: Why should we be quiet? You’re making enough row to blast the roof off! Why should you have the monopoly of noise? Why should your pompous moral pretensions be allowed to hurdle across the city without any competition? We’ve all got lungs. Let’s use them! Let’s shriek like mad! Let’s enjoy ourselves!”
― Design for Living
A ship in harbour is safe, but it’s not fulfilling its potential
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.
I am only a physicist with nothing material to show for my labours. I have never even seen the ionosphere, although I have worked on the subject for thirty years. That does show how lucky people can be. If there had been no ionosphere I would not have been standing here this morning.
— Sir Edward Appleton
You write your life story by the choices you make. You never know if they have been a mistake. Those moments of decision are so difficult. Helen Mirren