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Beyond the Lone Islands

Monday, 6 September 2010

Quotation of the Week (36/2010)


“I think there will always be a surplus of longing in man. That nothing will ever be quite enough.“

~Johannes Anyuru ~
(Swedish poet, born 1979)


Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.”

~Albert Einstein (1879-1955)~

Photo: Small Tortoiseshell butterfly © DawnTreader 2010


Scriptor Senex said...

The first one is so true!

Sandra said...

I am liking both of those quotes. also like the cursive writing. i can't do that with blogger, it's not in our choice. the flowers continute to amaze me

Ginny said...

Oh, what a stuning picture!! If I had taken all the pretty butterfly pictures that you have, I would never stop posting them!! I've read that nothing ever satisfies our longing because this world is not our home, and we need God. Goos quotes.

GB said...

I can go with the first one without question but the addition of 'feeling' in the second one seems peculiarly vague. In fact it's so all-encompassing that it's difficult to argue with but also difficult to justify. Or perhaps I'm missing something.

DawnTreader said...

The first quote I jotted down from a radio programme I was listening to, with the author talking - in Swedish, so the translation is mine.

The second quote I happened to come across on the internet about the same time, they just connected in my mind... I didn't spend time on analyzing ;) in this context I took 'feeling' to be the intense kind, like 'passion'.


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