Archive for the ‘quotation’ Tag

Quote of the Day: Choose Life

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“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”

― Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie writer author novelist

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4 quotes of Amos Oz

Amos Oz, 10 September 1979

10th September 1979

1

Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful, more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips, if you take your time. Reading is not an exception.

2

The best way to know the soul of another country is to read its literature.

3

The kibbutz way of life is not for everyone. It is meant for people who are not in the business of working harder than they should be working, in order to make more money than they need, in order to buy things they don’t really want, in order to impress people they don’t really like.

4

I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world.

Amos Oz

4 great Amos Oz books:

  1. Black Box
  2. A Tale of Love and Darkness
  3. To Know a Woman
  4. Don’t Call It Night

Quote of the Day: The 60s

 

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Get Carter (1971)

 

… the whole point of the Sixties was that you had to take people as they were. If you came in with us, you left your class and colour and religion behind, that was what the Sixties was all about.

Michael Caine, actor

My-Generation Michael Caine actor

Quote of the Day: As the new year approaches

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe by Andy Warhol (1982)

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.

Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe by Andy Warhol (1982)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe by Andy Warhol (1982)

 

Goethe In The Roman Campagna by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (1787)

Goethe In The Roman Campagna by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (1787)

Quote of the Day: Hippocrates

Walking is man’s best medicine.

Hippocrates

Regarded as the father of Medicine (c.460-377 BC), gave his name to (though not sole author of ) the Hippocratic oath

Hippocrates greek father of medicine portrait

Extracts of the Oath:

I swear by Apollo the Healer, by Asclepius, by Hygieia, by Panacea, and by all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture.

To hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents …

I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing. …

Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm, especially from abusing the bodies of man or woman, bond or free. And whatsoever I shall see or hear in the course of my profession, as well as outside my profession in my intercourse with men, if it be what should not be published abroad, I will never divulge, holding such things to be holy secrets.

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The bedside manner of Dr Mopp of Camberwick Green

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The blue plaque tribute to Dr Hannah Billig of London’s East End

(Why are there no images of Hannah Billig online? Do you have one?)

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This may be Dr Hannah Billig but I’m not 100% sure

 

Update 28/1/19:

A friend of mine, a specialist in East End history, sent me these photos of Hannah Billig.

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Dr Hannah Billig 1901-1987 – young & old

Quote of the Day: The birthday boy

Jeffrey Hunter in 'King of Kings' (1961) Directed by Nicholas Ray

Jeffrey Hunter in ‘King of Kings’ (1961) Directed by Nicholas Ray

 

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Jesus

Christ And The Two Marys by William Holman Hunt (1847-97)

Christ And The Two Marys by William Holman Hunt (1847-97)

Quote of the Day: The Notorious RBG

RBG Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Cornell University

at Cornell University

 

I’m a very strong believer in listening and learning from others

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America

For RGB’s story, watch the excellent feature documentary ‘RBG’

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Learning How to See

I went to the Dorothea Lange photography exhibition (Politics of Seeing) at the Barbican Art Gallery for the second time today on the way home from Little Dot Studios. There was a quotation by her I noticed the first time which struck me as strongly the second as it captures my view of Photography:

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera

Hence all my Instagramming over the years (and Moblogging before that).

Photographer Dorothea Lange with Graflex camera (1937)

Dorothea Lange with Graflex camera (1937)

Photograph Dorothea Lange Migrant Mother

‘Migrant Mother’ (1936)

A late realisation

As the annual Hajj comes to an end, here’s a quote from ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’ which would seem to reflect a significant realisation:

“I remember one night at Muzdalifa with nothing but the sky overhead I lay awake amid sleeping Muslim brothers and I learned that pilgrims from every land — every color, and class, and rank; high officials and the beggar alike — all snored in the same language.”

 

Although I’d take the liberty of remixing it…

“I remember one night at Muzdalifa with nothing but the sky overhead I lay awake amid sleeping brothers and I learned that people from every land — every colour, and class, and rank; high officials and the beggar alike — all snored in the same language.”

 

sleeping under the stars tent night sky

Service

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