Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Quote Meme

I was tagged by Kellygo for this meme: share a favorite quote and dedicate it to three other bloggers.

"It is impossible to achieve the aim without suffering".

It's from philosopher J.G. Bennett, who was a student of G.I. Gurdjieff . I came by Bennett, and thus the quote, via Robert Fripp, who was a student of Bennett. Fripp frequently used recorded snippets of Bennett's speeches on his late 70's albums, the quote here being from the song "Exposure" on the album of the same name.

I like the fundamental truth underlying the quote. It has connections with Buddhist thought among other things.

I'm tagging Aaronish, Heather and Daniel. Hope this one hasn't got to you already. I'd hate to be a double tagger.

Monday, April 7, 2008