21 fevereiro, 2009

Blowin' in the wind

Foto: André Viegas
Título: Torres del Paine 21
Fonte: Olhares.com

"How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, 'n how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind."

Bod Dylan

09 fevereiro, 2009

To kill a mockingbird

"...summer was the swiftness with which Dill would reach up and kiss me when Jem was not looking, the longings we sometimes felt each other feel. With him, life was routine, without him, life was unbearable."

Scout Finch
by Harper Lee

06 fevereiro, 2009

"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today"

"A couple hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success.
'Never leave that till tomorrow', he said, 'which you can do today'.
This is the man who discovered electricity.
You'd think more of us would listen to what he had to say.
I don't know why we put things off, but if I had to guess I'd say it has a lot to do with fear.
Fear of failure, fear of pain, fear of rejection.
Sometimes the fear is just of making a decision. Because, what if you're wrong?
What if you're making a mistake that you can't undo?"


'The early bird catches the worm'.
'A stitch in time saves nine'.
'He who hesitates is lost'.

"We can't pretend we haven't been told. We've all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day.
Still, sometimes, we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin meant.
That knowing is better than wondering.
That waking is better than sleeping.
And that even the biggest failure, even the worst, most intractable mistake beats the hell out of never trying."

Meredith Grey, in Grey's Anatomy