Monday, May 26, 2008

Happiness is bad for you

Happiness is bad for the creativity. I think that's why I haven't been posting as much lately - I'm in too good a mood.
Take a look at the best music - isn't most of it angst-ridden, or speak about injustices or heartbreak. Happy musicians don't make good music!
Or how bout art? You think Picasso would have been so inventive if he hadn't hacked off his ear?
How many plays have been written about everything being wonderful? Not too many. Strife is what drives the human spirit.
Not that I'm complaining...but oh, my poor blog suffers for it.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

More Quotes

From the wisdom of Abu Sa'id ibn Abi'l Khayr

Whatever you have in your mind, forget it.
Whatever you have in your hand, give it.
Whatever is to be your fate, face it!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Quote of the day

'I haven't failed, I've found 10000 ways that don't work.'

Thomas Edison

Not that this has sprung to mind because of any recent proliferation of failures - I just liked the quote.