Saturday, 30 June 2012


Friday, 29 June 2012

And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? 
Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

It is not once nor twice but times without number 
that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012


Monday, 25 June 2012

Full circle, 
from the tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb, 
we come: 
an ambiguous enigmatic incursion into a world of solid matter that is soon to melt from us, 
like the substance of a dream.

Sunday, 24 June 2012


Saturday, 23 June 2012

The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation. 
When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, 
then comes the new life and all that is needed.

Friday, 22 June 2012


Thursday, 21 June 2012

The unfolding through time of all things from one 
is the simple message, finally, 
of every one of the creation myths ... 
including that of our contemporary biological view, 
which becomes an effective mythic image 
the moment we recognise its own inner mystery.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Tuesday, 19 June 2012


Monday, 18 June 2012

The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well,
on the surface of a gas covered planet
going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away
and think this to be normal
is obviously some indication
of how skewed our perspective tends to be.

Sunday, 17 June 2012


Saturday, 16 June 2012

A man of genius makes no mistakes; 
his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Myth is much more important and true than history. 
History is just journalism 
and you know how reliable that is.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Intellectual growth should commence at birth 
and cease only at death.

Monday, 11 June 2012


Sunday, 10 June 2012

Compassion is the basis of morality.

Saturday, 9 June 2012


Friday, 8 June 2012

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision 
for the limits of the world.

Thursday, 7 June 2012


Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings 
so that you shall come easily by what others have laboured hard for.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


Monday, 4 June 2012


An intellectual dictator is not a sympathetic figure —
even when he has risen from humble beginnings.

Sunday, 3 June 2012


Saturday, 2 June 2012

Merely having an open mind is nothing; 
the object of opening the mind, 
as of opening the mouth, 
is to shut it again on something solid.

Friday, 1 June 2012