Archive for the ‘quotes’ Category

No Longer There

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

just listening to The Cat Empire’s new CD So Many Nights.

Here’s a quote from No Longer There:

What would you leave behind when all your fields are dead
When your territories are dried out and your cities drowned and swept?
What would you leave behind when those who bear your name
Are born in that place that you wrecked?
What would you leave behind when you’re no longer there?


Would you sail to distant shores
And hide within the haze?
Softly close your door
Pretend the world was saved
And wait for heaven’s call?


Or would you turn and face the sea
And calm decide you care?
There’s chance but if you dare
And swift as honour’s steeds
Before it’s no longer there

Go on and watch their video clip (on YouTube.com)

Everyone says they’re doing it…

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Inhabitat.com featured the Compostmodern 2008 event in a recent an article. As usual, it’s an interesting read. One quote, however, was particularly good:

Joel Makower’s morning introduction, […] likened sustainability to teenage sex: “Everyone says they’re doing it, but not many people really are. And those who are, aren’t doing it well,?

absolutely brilliant!

OE1 - Originale und Kopien

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

“Wir werden als Original geboren und sterben als Kopien” (OE1, 2008-01-17, 16:48)

Das Netz wird nicht besonders fuendig, aber Available Light von fotocommunity meint das Originalzitat ist

Alle Menschen werden als ORIGINAL geboren,
doch die meisten sterben als KOPIE……..
(Ernst Niebergall, dt. Mundartdichter 1815-1843)