sixty four: the red pill is a placebo - 2014.06.23

Then there is the other secret.
There isn't any symbolysm [sic].
The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man.
The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish.
The shark are all sharks no better and no worse.
All the symbolism that people say is shit.
What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know.

~ Ernest Hemingway

sixty three: starry, backlit night - 2014.06.22

I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes.

~ Anne Brontë
Best Poems of the Brontë Sisters

sixty two: head and shoulders - 2014.06.21

If I have seen further than others, 
it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.

~ Isaac Newton

sixty one: signs of the tines - 2014.06.20

“You’re Neptune, right?” she asked.
“Lord of the sea who washed up on the beach during the storm?
Do you perform miracles?
Because I could use a couple of them tonight.” 

~ Olivia Cunning,
Tie Me

sixty: the witching hour - 2014.06.19

The witching hour, somebody had once whispered to her,
was a special moment in the middle of the night
when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep,
and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world all to themselves.

~ Roald Dahl

fifty nine: the sanctity of salty things - 2014.06.18

There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea.”

~ Kahlil Gibran

fifty eight: an early start - 2014.06.17

He travels best that knows when to return.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

fifty seven: choking out disbelief - 2014.06.16

I find your lack of faith disturbing

~ Darth Vader
Star Wars - A New Hope

fifty six: there is no i in chevrolet - 2014.06.15

I will age for you, if it pleases you.
I will match you, wrinkle for wrinkle,
grey hair for grey hair,
crease for crease,
wrinkle for wrinkle. 
You will be so beautiful when you are old. 

~ Catherynne M. Valente

fifty five: mung the merciless - 2014.06.14

Pathetic Earthlings . . . who can save you now?

~ Flash Gordon

fifty four: jump inside if you want to be wealthy - 2014.06.13

Caught up in your wishing well
Your hopes inside it
Take your love and promises
And make them last

~ Wet Wet Wet
Goodnight Girl

fifty three: mellon - 2014.06.12

The doors of Durin, Lord of Moria. Speak, friend, and enter.

~ JRR Tolkien
The Fellowship of the Ring

fifty two: when i get all sauce'd up - 2014.06.11

Mr. Ping: The secret ingredient is... nothing!
Po: Huh?
Mr. Ping: You heard me. Nothing! There is no secret ingredient.
Po: Wait, wait... it's just plain old noodle soup? You don't add some kind of special sauce or something?
Mr. Ping: Don't have to. To make something special you just have to believe it's special

~ Kung Fu Panda

fifty one: the shaving razor's cold and it stings - 2014.06.10

Oh I could hide 'neath the wings
Of the blue bird as she sings
The six-o'clock alarm would never ring
But six rings and I rise
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes

~ The Monkees
Daydream Believer

fifty: up the red brick wall - 2014.06.09

Dorothy: How do you talk if you don't have a brain?
Scarecrow: Well, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking don't they?

~ L. Frank Baum
The Wizard of Oz

forty nine: the root of all - 2014.06.08

While money can't buy happiness,
it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.
~ Groucho Marx

forty eight: this is the way the midnight oil burns - 2014.06.07

There's nothing left here to lead me, but the velvet moon
All my loneliness I have felt today
It's a little more than enough to make a man throw himself away

Jimi Hendrix
~ Burning Of The Midnight Lamp 

forty seven: the making of beautiful things - 2014.06.06

You never forget a beautiful thing that you have made,
[Chef Bugnard] said. 'Even after you eat it, it stays with you - always. 

~ Julia Child,
My Life in France

forty six: the bone collector - 2014.06.05

“We have years to converse with someone, to blurt and rant, to explain our desires and anger and regrets - and oh how we squander those moments.” 

~ Jeffery Deaver 
The Bone Collector

forty five: the gray - 2014.06.04

Once more into the fray... 
Into the last good fight I'll ever know... 
To live and die on this day... 

~ The Grey

forty four: leafy greens each day keeps the nasty infections away - 2014.06.03

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

~ Doug Larson

forty three: the softest cut is the deepest - 2014.06.01

Children are knives, my mother once said.
They don’t mean to, but they cut.
And yet we cling to them, don’t we,
we clasp them until the blood flows.

~ Joanne Harris
The Girl with No Shadow