Musings & Meditations

Prejudice

Posted in Quotes by Pam Keesey on September 1, 2010

“The worst aspect of our time is prejudice. In almost everything I’ve written, there is a thread of this—man’s seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself.” ~ Rod Serling

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One Perfect Rose

Posted in Art & Society, Poetry, Quotes by Pam Keesey on February 15, 2010

A single flow’r he sent me, since we met.
All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet–
One perfect rose.

I knew the language of the floweret;
“My fragile leaves,” it said, “his heart enclose.”
Love long has taken for his amulet
One perfect rose.

Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it’s always just my luck to get
One perfect rose.

~ Dorothy Parker

Nothing is Original

Posted in Art & Society, Quotes by Pam Keesey on November 19, 2009

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photos, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery — celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: ‘It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to.’

~ Jim Jarmusch

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Death is the opposite of life

Posted in Quotes by Pam Keesey on October 6, 2009

Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Public Dreams and Private Myths

Posted in Quotes, Spirituality by Pam Keesey on March 18, 2009

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

— Joseph Campbell

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