A Scattering

“Persons with any weight of character carry, like planets, their atmospheres along with them in their orbits…”
Return of the Native, Thomas Hardy
“»To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine. For the eye is fastened on the life, and slights the circumstance. Every chemical substance, every plant, every animal in its growth, teaches the unity of cause, the variety of appearance.«”
R.W. Emerson
“I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end.”
The Coming of Age, Simone de Beauvoir
“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.”
Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon
“Silence accompanies the most significant expressions of happiness and unhappiness: those in love understand one another best when silent, while the most heated and impassioned speech at a graveside touches only outsiders, but seems cold and inconsequential to the widow and children of the deceased.”
Enemies, Anton Chekhov
“The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers; a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers.”
R.W. Emerson

Charles Darwin in letter to friend: “But I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everyone and everything.”

“The superior mind will find itself equally at odds with the evils of society, and with the projects that are offered to relieve them.”
R.W. Emerson
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