Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘wall’

20110127

In aphorism, proverb on 20110127 at 20:06

The door that never opens is not a door; with hinges rendered useless, it is but a wall.

The two-faced, ever with a spare, are destined to lose face.

If art is an expression of reality, perception is an interpretation of reality.

20101117

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20101117 at 10:18

Short words are always long on feeling.

The art of accepting a compliment is humble denial.

A fool lavishes flattery, the wise bestow compliments.

One’s words are like stones, to be thrown at another or used to build another up.

One’s energy blows like the wind, destructively against a wall or constructively against a windmill.

A windmill rolls with the wind, not against it, and so exploits false opposition to gain true momentum.

Only with friction, does anything gain traction.

《on walls》
May any border, any wall constructed, be made with deliberation and great skill, such that when at last we soften to the wisdom of history and realize the foolishness that is cemented with each mortaring of every brick, we may retain and also preserve a symbol of foolishness overcome, to remind us that a wall should not divide two peoples, but span the divide -so as to join them.

20101005

In aphorism, poetry, proverb on 20101005 at 18:37

If the only way to fight fear is to understand it, then we must bear shields of tolerance and fashion weapons of compassion.

《Changdeok, Seoul》
Palace grounds made of stone
Palace walls made of wood
the setting sun hath shone
what might such beauty could.

20100425

In aphorism, proverb on 20100425 at 10:06

When the world’s walls fall and all borders are erased, then and only then, will peace be free to roam.

20100320

In aphorism, proverb on 20100320 at 03:01

A door is a wall until you open it.

Naiveté is the denial of a reality that cynicism exaggerates.

20091109

In aphorism, proverb, question on 20091109 at 14:06

Where lies the truth in the juxtaposition and contradiction of some walls praised for their greatness and others for being torn down?

Utopia knows not of walls, of gates, of lock and key.

The two sides of a wall are still but of a single wall.

Where there is a window, is there no need for a door.

20081008

In aphorism, proverb on 20081008 at 19:57

A war of weapons is won with many; a war of words, with few.

If you build a wall around yourself, don’t forget to install a drain.

Words can change your view, but cannot change the facts.

What is not understood hovers subliminally in the background as a camouflaged backdrop; only those who understand are able to see it.

Who understands will see, who overlooks is blinded.

The wise oversee, the fool overlook.