Sunday, January 01, 2006
FIVE THOUGHTS FOR THE NEW YEAR
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. – George Bernard Shaw
The ancestor of every action is thought. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the television and treat life as if it goes on forever. - Philip Adams
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. – William James
There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, 'It all depends on me.' – Andre Gide
Title: The Figure 5 in Gold, 1928
Artist: Charles Demuth (American, 1883–1935)
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 (49.59.1)
Charles Demuth's painting The Figure 5 in Gold
inspired by the poem, The Great Figure by William Carlos Williams
The Great Figure
Among the rain
I saw the figure 5
on a red
to gong clangs
and wheels rumbling
through the dark city
William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
Sour Grapes: A Book of Poems
Four Seas Company, Boston, 1921
posted by Señor Enrique at 12:03 PM
- Abaniko said...
five cheers for a promising 2006 ahead!
Very inspiring indeed.
Happy New Year.
- bing said...
hi, eric! positive thoughts...Believe in your strength and your youth.