Tag: thoughts

Stolen Quote: Torture

In our nature . . . there is a provision, alike marvellous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne–The Scarlet Letter

If only this was true at the dentist’s office.

Stolen Quote: Truth

There is nothing so universally intelligible as truth. It has a thousand meanings, and suggests a thousand more. ~ Olive Schreiner, The Story of an African Farm

And so there’s no need to be a compulsive talker. If you want to say a lot without speaking much, just tell the truth.

Stolen Quote: Sleeping

How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state? ~ Plato

I don’t care whether I’m sleeping or awake, just as long as I can take a nap, in either state.

Stolen Quote: Toyle

Sleep after toyle, port after stormie seas; Ease after warre, death after life, doth greatly please. ~ Edmund Spenser, English Poet–from The Faerie Queene

Sounds great. I only want to go to heaven if they allow naps.