— Mortimer J. Adler
— Lao Tzu
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Don Q is warning me!
“A man of my acquaintance once wrote a poem called “The Road Less Traveled”, describing a journey he took through the woods along a path most travelers never used.
The poet found that the road less traveled was peaceful but quite lonely, and he was probably a bit nervous as he went along, because if anything happened on the road less traveled, the other travelers would be on the road more frequently traveled and so couldn’t hear him as he cried for help.
Sure enough, that poet is dead.”
— Lemony Snicket
— (a Zen-like) Emily Dickinson
— Isaac Asimov
— Isaac Asimov (whose birthday is today) He wrote or edited more than 500 books, many of them works of popular science, and he was one of the major science fiction authors of the 20th century.
— Henry David Thoreau
“Hello babies. Welcome to Earth.
It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
It’s round and wet and crowded.
On the outside, babies, you’ve got a hundred years here.
There’s only one rule that I know of, babies - God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”
― Kurt Vonnegut
— Albert Einstein
— Søren Kierkegaard (probably on a New Year’s Eve many years ago)
— Michael Cunningham
— L.M. Montgomery Every day is a new year.