あじさい (Ajisai in Hakodate, Hokkaido) - *函館麺厨房あじさい 本店* [image: DSCF1671.jpg] Ajisai is a bit of a mini-chain, and one of the reasons that Hakodate, in the southern part of Hokkaido, is an area k...
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“I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I can not even explain it to myself.”
“I am free and that is why I am lost.”
“He is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn’t yet lived.”
Franz Kafka (1883–1924) was a Jewish, German-language writer.
May 14, 2016
Mick Boyle: You say that emotions are overrated. But that's bullshit. Emotions are all we've got.
PaleTeenager: When your son says, 'Why weren't you a father to me?' And you say, 'I didn't think I was up to it.'
At that moment, I understood something really important.
Jimmy Tree: What?
Pale Teenager: That no one in the world feels up to it, so there is no reason to worry.
Screenwriter in Love: You've been watching too many movies, you idiot, you've forgotten what life is about.
Mick Boyle: It doesn't make a difference! Men, artists, animals... plants! We're all just extras.
(from screenplay 'Youth', written by Paolo Sorrentino)
Paolo Sorrentino (born 1970) is an Italian film director and screenwriter.
May 13, 2016
May 10, 2016
"Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else."
"Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women."
"I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had."
Margaret Mead (1901–1978) was an American cultural anthropologist.
May 7, 2016
“It takes a lot of rehearsing for a man to be himself.”
"What the hell are they all looking for? A way out. A way to the right way out. A way to leave. A way to go. A way to have had it, to have had enough of it, to be done with it. A decent way to give it all over to the giver of it all."
“ Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case. ”
William Saroyan (1908–1981) was an Armenian American author.
May 6, 2016
“Everything is true,” he said. “Everything anybody has ever thought.”
“It's the basic condition of life to be required to violate our own identity.”
( Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
Philip Kindred Dick (1928–1982) was an American writer.
May 1, 2016
Apr 29, 2016
Apr 30, 2010"If you can't do something willingly and joyfully, then don't do it."
"Omar Sharif and I spent nine months in the desert, day after day for nine months."
"I quite like being old."
Peter Seamus Lorcan O'Toole (1932-2013) was an Irish actor of stage and screen.
Apr 26, 2016
Apr 24, 2016
“One's spiritual realization lies in how one walks among and interacts with one's fellow beings.”
”Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.
Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar (1918–2014)is considered to be one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world.
Apr 23, 2016
Apr 19, 2016
"Love is a negative form of hatred.”
"The absence of a monument can, in its own way, be something of a monument also."
"While I had often said that I wanted to die in bed, what I really meant was that in my old age I wanted to be stepped on by an elephant while making love."
Apr 9, 2016
Edward Estlin Cummings (1894–1962), known as E. E. Cummings was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright.
"The dawn in spring time.
As the pale light creeps over the edges of the hills, the wisps of faint lavender clouds trail over them."(Opening of The Pillow Book)
Sei Shōnagon (清少納言, 966–1017) was a Japanese author and a court lady who served the Empress Teishi(定子）. Sei is the author of The Pillow Book (枕草子, Makura No Sōshi).
Apr 6, 2016
"The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is."
"War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it."
Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) was a Dutch Renaissance philosopher.
Apr 4, 2016
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
"A steady salary is an invitation to mediocrity."
"The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money."
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Il ne faut point les diviser pour le connaître. L'arbre c'est cette puissance qui lentement épouse le ciel."
"A tree is not just a seed, then stem, then flexible trunk, and then dead firewood.
You should not divide to understand. A tree is the force to slowly marry the sky."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry(1900 – 1944)
Dec 18, 2015
Men have become the tools of their tools.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) was an American author, poet, and philosopher.
Dec 2, 2015
Storms in like a beast
then rummages through the winter room
I open the newspaper on the tatami floor
still delivered to you after your death
I want peace
Anyone can smell the tree buds in the night translated by Mio Takada
Issekiro Kuribayashi栗林一石路(1894-1961)was a Japanese free verse haiku poet, editor and journalist.
Nov 16, 2015
“Heidi, heidi heidi heidi heidi heidi-ho! Heidi, heidi-ho!
"We didn't have any segregation at the Cotton Club. No. The Cotton Club was wide open, it was free."
Cab Calloway(1907 – 1994) was an American jazz singer and bandleader. In his latter years, he enjoyed his daily ritual of visiting the Yonkers Raceway Clubhouse in New York. Whenever I was there to bet on weekday afternoon thoroughbred racing, so was he in his purple suit.
Nov 3, 2015
Captain Hastings: Oh, I hadn't thought of that.
Hercule Poirot: If you are to be Hercule Poirot, you must think of everything.
Captain Arthur Hastings: I just wondered if you were having problems sleeping.
Hercule Poirot: So you awaken me to inquire? That is friendship indeed, Hastings.
Miss Lemon: Your tisane, Monsieur Poirot.
Hercule Poirot: Thank you, Miss Lemon. This is what you need, Hastings.
Captain Hastings: No fear; I've tasted it.
Captain Arthur Hastings is a fictional character created by Agatha Christie as the best friend of Hercule Poirot.
Jul 29, 2015
'I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.'
'Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.'
'Drunkenness is temporary suicide.'
Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970) was a Welsh philosopher and writer.
Jul 17, 2015
Demons and cherry blossoms are invisible, so
I will close my eyes
and stare into the darkness behind my eyes
(From "The Cherry Forest)translated by Mio Takada
Ms. Yuuko Kawano 河野 裕子（1946 - 2010）was a Japanese Tanka Poet.