Poetry by Javan
Collections include Footprints in the Mind () and Meet Me Halfway. The repository contains two quotes from Javan. Love can sometimes be magic. These quotes have been collected by me over many years. Katherine Kurtz, spoken by Javan . Aim for the stars and maybe you'll reach the sky. .. Hell is a place, a time, a consciousness, Richard, in which there is no love. .. sleep and wouldn't miss one for the world, but found it as anything halfway near enough. We Should Do Everything To Save A Good Relationship - Meet Me Halfway - Javan. nevertoolatexx. Joined September Follow. Available Products
He had a whole board of circuits for dealing with exactly this problem, in fact this was the very heart of his function. He would continue to believe in it whatever the facts turned out to be, what else was the meaning of Belief?
The Door would still be there, even if the Door was not. Holistic Detective Agency "I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worth while? Please leave a wish after the tone and, very shortly, it will be our command. In the meantime, have a nice eternity. I mean, all you could do is give them a meaningful look.
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods In a mad world, only the mad are sane. Akiro Kurosawa If at first you don't succeed, well, so much for skydiving. Henry David Thoreau, Walden ,I,Economy The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden ,I,Economy I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.
A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will. Henry David Thoreau, Walking Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. Henry David Thoreau If I were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for; I should answer; A beautiful House; and if I were further asked to name the production next in importance and the thing next to be longed for; I should answer; A beautiful Book.
To enjoy good houses and good books in self-respect and decent comfort, seems to me to be the pleasurable end towards which all societies of human beings ought now to struggle. William Morris It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race.
The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place Mark Twain Samuel Clemens Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot. Mark Twain Samuel ClemensNotebooks It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.
Mark Twain Samuel Clemens Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are. Mark Twain Samuel Clemens The radical of one century is the conservative of the next.
The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them. Mark Twain Samuel Clemens Let us endeavor to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Mark Twain Samuel Clemensfrom Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar It is not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that make horseraces.
There is no humour in heaven. Mark Twain Samuel Clemens Man is the only animal that blushes. Mark Twain Samuel Clemens There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation.
They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry. Mark Twain Samuel Clemens A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary.
Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. Albert Einstein The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge. Albert Einstein Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Albert Einstein Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!
Albert Einstein Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it. Albert Einstein How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of good will. Albert Einstein Everything should be as simple as possible, but no simpler.
Albert Einstein What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare, spoken by Hamlet, Hamlet, Act II, scene ii Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death.
Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: William Shakespeare, spoken by Macbeth, Macbeth, Act V, scene v One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.
Mitch Leigh, The Quest, based on Cervantes Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine that they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.
Franz Schubert "Do you know what I learned from you? I learned what is possible, and now I must hold out for what I thought we had. I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me. I realized that what I'm looking for is not what you're looking for. You don't want what I want. Many women you know a little and don't care very much about.
Superficial flirtations, mutual use, no chance of love. That's my idea of hell. Hell is a place, a time, a consciousness, Richard, in which there is no love. Leave me out of it. Gentle alliances against loneliness, they were, cool rational love-affairs without the love.
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Richard Bach, Spoken by Leslie Parrish, The Bridge Across Forever Sooner I'd try to change history than turn political, than try convincing others to write letters or to vote or to march or to do something they didn't already feel like doing. I felt like the stranger in a strange land, and decided I'd better not marry the natives.
The way she won, the pattern of her thought on the chessboard, charmed me warm again and then some. Richard Bach, Thoughts of Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever That's what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning. Richard Bach, note written by Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be.
Each unveils the best part of the other.
Meaning of "Javan" in the English dictionary
No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we're safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we're two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we've found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life. You thought you'd never find a word to say to a woman who didn't fly airplanes.
I couldn't imagine myself spending time with a man who didn't love music. Could it be it's not as important to be alike as it is to be curious? Because we're different, we can have the fun of exchanging worlds, giving our loves and excitements to each other.
You can learn music, I can learn flying. And that's only the beginning. I think it would go on for us as long as we live. You thought that whatever happened, you could handle it. You thought that you were in control.
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Now you've lost it all. All that's left is the numbing pain. You have to let go to stop the pain, but you can't. It's like a drug to you now. You don't want to need it, but it has become a part of you, and it won't loosen its grip on you.
The control you once fought for, is gone. You have no control. And you just don't care. Sanjay Singh Don't be fooled by me. Don't be fooled by the face I wear. For I wear a thousand masks, masks that I am afraid to take off and none of them are me.
Pretending is an art that's second nature with me, but don't be fooled. For God's sake don't be fooled. I give the impression that I am secure, that all is sunny and unruffled with me, within as well as without, that confidence is my name and coolness my game; that the waters are calm and I am in command, and that I need no one. But don't believe me, please.
My surface may seem smooth, but my surface is my mask, ever-varying and ever-concealing 'Neath this lies no complacence. Beneath dwells the real me in confusion, in fear, and aloneness.
But I hide this. I don't want anybody to know. I panic at the thought of my weakness and fear of being exposed. That is why I frantically create a mask to hide behind; a nonchalant, sophisticated facade, to help me pretend, to shield me from the glance that knows. But such a glance is precisely my salvation. And I know it. That is, if it is followed by acceptance, if it is followed by love.
It is the only thing that will assure me of what I can't assure myself, that I am worth something. But, I don't tell you this. I am afraid to. I am afraid your glance will not be followed by acceptance and love. I am afraid you will think less of me, that you will laugh at me, and that you will see this and reject me. So I play my game, my desperate game, with a facade of assurance without, and a trembling child within.
And so begins the parade of masks, and my life becomes a front. I idly chatter to you in the suave tones of surface talk. I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, of what is crying within me; So when I am going through my routine do not be fooled by what I am saying.
Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying. What I would like to be able to say, what for survival I need to say, but I can't say. I dislike hiding, Honestly! I dislike the superficial game I am playing, the phony game. I would really like to be genuine and spontaneous, and me, but you have got to help me. You have got to hold out your hand, even when that is the last thing I seem to want.
Only you can wipe away from my eyes that blank stare of breathing death. Only you can call me into aliveness. Each time you try to understand and because you really care, my heart begins to grow wings, very small wings, very feeble wings, but wings.
With your sensitivity and sympathy, and your power of understanding, you can breathe life into me. I want you to know that. I want you to know how important you are to me, how you can be the creator of the person that is me if you choose to. You alone can break down the wall behind which I tremble, you alone can remove my mask. You alone can release me from my shadowworld of panic and uncertainty; From my lonely person. Do not pass me by. It will not be easy for you; a long conviction of worthlessness builds strong walls.
The nearer you approach me, the blinder I strike back. I fight against the very thing I cry out for. But I am told that love is stronger than walls, and in this lies my hope. Please try to beat down those walls with firm hands, but with gentle hands for a child is very sensitive. Who am I, you may wonder?
I am someone you know very well. For I am every man you meet and I am every woman you meet. I feel Already shod with marble Let the old fellow come now! He shall find me On my feet sword in hand [ He draws his sword. But a man does not fight merely to win! No no better to know one fights in vain! You there Who are you? A hundred against one I know them now, my ancient enemies [ He lunges at the empty air. Prejudice Compromise Cowardice [ Thrusting ] What's that?
Ah, you too, Vanity! I know you would overthrow me in the end No! Edmond Rostand, spoken by Cyrano de Bergerac Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: Bertrand Russell, Autobiography Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.
Bertrand Russell Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. Bertrand Russell The Christian view that all intercourse outside marriage is immoral was, as we see in the above passages from St. Paul, based upon the view that all sexual intercourse, even within marriage, is regrettable.
A view of this sort, which goes against biological facts, can only be regarded by sane people as a morbid aberration. The fact that it is embedded in Christian ethics has made Christianity throughout its whole history a force tending towards mental disorders and unwholesome views of life.
Bertrand Russell Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth, more than ruin, more even than death Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit.
Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. Bertrand Russell If it were true that men could achieve their good by means of turning some men into sacrificial animals, and I would fight in the full confidence of the justice of my battle and of a living being's right to exist. Ayn Rand Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe.
Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech. Justice Anthony Kennedy With the first link, a chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably. Jean-Luc Picard, quoting a fictional judge, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Drumhead They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, Necessity is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
William Pittspeech on the India Bill 18 November Respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, Preamble to the Libertarian Platform Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evilminded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
Brandeis, dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, U. Tavares He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. Thomas Paine You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered. Lyndon Johnson The main problem with today's high-technology society is that we allow politicians to run it instead of people equipped with the wherewithal to understand it.
Their mentalities are still in the nineteenth century. How can they hope to manage complex economies when they're not competent to run a yard-sale. What can they do that requires even a smattering of knowledge or intellect? People let them get away with it. If people are gonna elect turkeys to tell them what to do, then the people are gonna have problems.
You can't blame the turkeys. The Constitution never guaranteed smart government; it guaranteed representative government. And it works - that's what we've got. The trouble with the damn system is that it selects for the skills needed to get elected, and nothing else Unfortunately the personal qualities necessary for attaining office are practically the opposite of those demanded by the office itself. A test that you can pass only by cheating can't possibly select honest people, can it?
Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time. Motto of the National Speleological Society Money often costs too much. Ralph Waldo Emerson Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it's true. If you hire somebody without the first, you really want them to be dumb and lazy. Warren Buffet You can choose a ready guide In some celestial voice If you choose not to decide You still have made a choice You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill I will choose a path that's clear I will chose free will.
It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks. Goethe In heaven all the interesting people are missing. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Faith, noun. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
Ambrose Bierce Scriptures, n. The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based. Ambrose Bierce I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. Galileo Galilei I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition Christianity one redeeming feature.
They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. Thomas Jefferson The clergy believe that any portion of power confided to me, will be exerted in opposition to their schemes. And they believe rightly: Thomas Jefferson Shake off all fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched.
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God, because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blind faith. Thomas Jefferson Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: Thomas Jefferson The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Thomas Jefferson For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. Love need not be a command or faith a dictum.
I am my own God. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. Charles Bukowski If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever. Woody Allen Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken I'm trying to tell you something about my life Maybe give me insight between black and white And the best thing you've ever done for me Is to help me take my life less seriously It's only life after all Emily Saliers, the Indigo Girls, Closer to Fine I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains I looked to the children, I drank from the fountain There's more than one answer to these questions pointing me in a crooked line.
The less I seek my source for some definitive The closer I am to fine. Forget regret or life is yours to miss There's only now, there's only here. Give in to love or live in fear.Meet me Halfway (sphinx cover)
No other path, no other way, no day but today. RENT, Jonathan Larson That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.
Martin Niemoeller, German Lutheran Pastor The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. Doug Larson The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is. George Bernard Shaw There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it. George Bernard Shaw Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.
George Bernard Shaw Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. George Bernard Shaw Democracy: Enthusiasts are fighters, they have fortitude, they have strong qualities.
Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis. Confusion helps us see various solutions to the same problem that we would not have normally looked at if we think we are clear. You come with nothing and you leave with nothing. Practice giving away your life. We are here to enrich the world, and we impoverish ourselves if we forget this errand.
Like a newborn babe before it learns to smile, I am alone without a place to go. It inspired me to write a quote that addresses the human condition to question our own existence too much. August 2, " What on earth would we do with ourselves if something did not stand in our way?
Wells " If you can't be thankful for what you achieve, be thankful for what you escape. If you want it, have it.
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If not, let it go. July 29, " Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. Thanks and I hope this helps brightens someone's day. July 22, " Some people change the world; others change a single life.