happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. – Alexandre Dumas

those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music. Angela Monet

fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing. – Edgar Watson Howe


nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it. Lao Tzu