1 Dead in Attic: Post-Katrina Stories
„Life is a Sisyphean race, run ever faster towards a finishing line that is merely the start of the next race.“
— Matt Ridley, kniha The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
Zdroj: The Red Queen (1993), Ch. 5
Zdroj: The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
— Paul Celan Romanian poet and translator 1920 - 1970
Zdroj: Poems of Paul Celan
— Edie Brickell singer from the United States 1966
Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars (1988)
Kontext: All your thoughts are in another head.
Your dreams are sleepin' in a different bed.
The force that moves you is a circular breath
of life and death going round and round and round.
„I used to believe there was no light
But I found out
Oh, life is far too short to fight
Lose yourself, let go of your pain
Taste the air you breathe and kiss the sky.“
— Kerli Estonian singer 1987
Love is Dead (2008)
— George Strait American country music singer, actor and music producer 1952
Varianta: Life is not the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away.
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
— Julia Child American chef 1921 - 2004
— Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019
Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?
West Wind (1997)
„Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.“
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
„As Seneca put it, life does not pause to remind you that it is running out. The only one who can keep you mindful of this is you.“
— Sarah Bakewell, kniha How to Live
Zdroj: How to Live, or, A Life of Montaigne in one Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer (2010), p. 37.
„What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.“
— Crowfoot Chief of the Siksika 1830 - 1890
Crowfoot's last words, 1890; reported in Clark Tibbitts, Aging in the Modern World: Selections from the Literature of Aging for Pleasure and Instruction (1957), p. 222.
„Run faster, jump higher, reach farther, and you'll always win!
live life expecting the worst, hoping for the best, and living for the future!
Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.“
— Jerry Garcia American musician and member of the Grateful Dead 1942 - 1995
„Breathe out, so that your breath travels infinitely to the ends of the universe: breathe in, so that your breath reaches your one point and continues infinitely there. The ki breathing methods are an important way of unifying mind and body. At night when all is quiet and calm, do this alone, and you will feel that you are the universe and that the universe is you. It will lead you to supreme ecstasy of being one with the universe. At this moment the life power that is rightfully yours is fully activated.“
— Koichi Tohei Japanese aikidoka 1920 - 2011
15 : Ki breathing exercises
Ki Sayings (2003)
„Prayer leads you to see new paths and to hear new melodies in the air. Prayer is the breath of your life which gives you freedom to go and to stay where you wish and to find the many signs which point out the way to a new land.“
— Henri Nouwen Dutch priest and writer 1932 - 1996
With Open Hands (1972)
Kontext: Prayer leads you to see new paths and to hear new melodies in the air. Prayer is the breath of your life which gives you freedom to go and to stay where you wish and to find the many signs which point out the way to a new land. Praying is not simply some necessary compartment in the daily schedule of a Christian or a source of support in time of need, nor is it restricted to Sunday mornings or mealtimes. Praying is living. It is eating and drinking, action and rest, teaching and learning, playing and working. Praying pervades every aspect of our lives. It is the unceasing recognition that God is wherever we are, always inviting us to come closer and to celebrate the divine gift of being alive.
— Bhartrihari Indian linguist, poet and writer 570
Vairagyaśatakam 38 https://archive.org/stream/Vairagya.Satakam.of.Bhartrihari#page/n28/mode/1up
Originál: (sa) आयुः परिस्रवति भिन्नघटादिवाम्भः