Two Tuesday Quotes: Tolle and Grass

“Leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”

-Eckhart Tolle

Everybody knows how fallible memory can sometimes be. You remember certain fragments precisely, but as soon as you try to join the fragments together, for a story, there is a certain – not falsification, but a shifting.

– Gunter Grass

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Two Tuesday Quotes: MacKaye and Clarke

But unlike the railway the trailway must preserve (and develop) a certain environment. Otherwise its whole point is lost. The railway “opens up” a country as a site for civilization; the trailway should “open up” a country as an escape from civilization…The path of the trailway should be as “pathless” as possible; it should be the minimum consistent with practical accessibility.

Benton MacKaye, founding meeting of the Appalachian Trail Conference, March 2-3, 1925

In few regions of the world, certainly nowhere else in the United States, are found such a varied and priceless collection of the sculptured masterpieces of nature as adorn, strung like pearls, the mountain ranges of Washington, Oregon and California. The Pacific Crest Trailway is the cord that binds this necklace.

Clinton Clarke

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Two Tuesday Quotes: Friends and Family

While sharing quotes and historical information on figures either known or obscure allows for the edification of myself and all who read, sometimes those close to you offer great words of wisdom. It might be that on first read some quotes appear too narrow and personal to find any existential meaning. It also might be the case that they are only listed because I find them funny. However, upon reflection my hope is that you will gather some depth from all of them, serious or otherwise.

You know when your childhood is gone? When your parents stop carrying you to your bed after you fall asleep on the couch.

my daughter

The only thing I hate worse than a liar is one who plays me for a fool.

– Marie Hardway

Why make a Gingerbread Village when you can make a Gingerbread Village of the Damned instead?

– Wade Baugher

In case anyone was wondering, a die cast matchbox car heaved at ones gonads stings just a bit.

– Bryan Capps

Jesus is coming back. He forgot his sandals.

– “Offensive” Chris Blackburn

That awkward momen in class where you ruthlessly battle with a classmate only to realize that you don’t understand the original concept at hand.

– Nelson Cowan

When are we drinking? We need it.

– Lindsay Curry

Sometimes, the choice: do you want to be right or do you want to be kind?

– Josh McTiernan

Where is the other Brian? The one that isn’t trying to piss me off.

– my wife

Two Tuesday Quotes, Plus Two: Burroughs, Dukakis, Feinstein and Barnes

In memory of the teens shot at Ohio’s Chardon High School.

Opinions vary regarding the degree of gun control needed to ensure a free and safe society so here are four quotes which address the concern. Feinstein’s begs the question of whether we have a fundamental right to “feel safe” and whether not having guns affords that right. In my opinion her quote cannot be supported through constitutional or other logical means. Regardless, the debate will continue.

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
– William S. Burroughs

I do not believe in people owning guns. Guns should be owned only by the police and military. I am going to do everything I can to disarm this state.
– Michael Dukakis

Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.
– Dianne Feinstein

Should we have background checks, waiting periods? To drive a car you have to pass a test that shows you know how to drive your car safely, you should have to do the same thing with guns.
– Michael D. Barnes

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