Tuesday, March 10, 2009

the stream

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A dead thing can

go with the stream,

but only a living thing

can go against it.


G K Chesterton



18 comments:

Dot-Com said...

Just comes to show how powerful the living is :-)

Candie Bracci said...

:)Really loved that!

N said...

:) nice one!
i cant imagine how you come back everytime with these powerful quotes! kudos on that!

R.L. Bourges said...

Did you know Chesterton studied to be an illustrator? Bet he would have liked your collage.

Thanks to you, I just discovered Phillip Glass works well as background for some forms of writing.

In exchange for the Chesterton link, here's one to the entire Father Brown series - I'll have to re-read at least one of them. It's been... ah...a long time :-)

http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/c/chesterton/gk/c52fb/

cheers, cm

subtorp77 said...

Very cool, C.M. I wish I could spend more time, just searching music vaults! oh the things you find :)

Colette Amelia said...

My Gosh I said when I read this and saw your art! wonderful!

Butternut Squash said...

So true.

DarkCity said...

Hi! C.M.,
How True!...G.K. Chesterton, quote and thanks, for sharing the music as usual.
Take care!
Dcd
;-D

tony said...

Never Heard That One Before! I Like it! Very True..Have a groovy Tuesday!

Megan said...

Sending good thoughts your way, CM.

Thanks for this one!

Squirrel said...

Just recently discovered Chesterton.

thinking of you xxxooo

David G said...

Great, Coffee! I wonder what would best symbolize our modern media? Probably a toilet roll!

Take care. The Israeli Lobby approaches. Ask Freeman!

grrl+dog said...

hey, anyone who loves coffee is a friend of mine...thanks for your kind words on my blog, and I have a la pavoni at home...won it as a settlement prize!

ArtSparker said...

Chesterton is an interesting character...I am relating that quote to the fact that the villain at the heart of things in "The Man who was Thursday" turned out to be the anarchist...and yes, anarchist sounds like something else.

Marianna said...

Great quote and pic--again!!

Take care now
peace and love
xoxo

simstone said...

Knowing the way that Chesterton's mind worked, I figured that he would have stated the other choice ... its only the living that can make the choice to go with the stream or against it.

Coffee Messiah said...

dc: Oh yeah.

cb: Thanks.

n: Hey, Thanks.

rlb: Yes, Father Brown was how I was introduced to him a long time ago. What a thinker he was ; )

subT:I have all the songs I put up.

colette: U R 2 kind ; )

butternut: Thanks for stopping by.

dcd: Thank You.

tony: It's from Powaqqatsi.

megan: Thanks.

squirrel: Thanks too.

dg: It's a mess, isn't it.

gd: Pavonis are good ; ) Thanks for stopping by!

arts: Yep ; )

marianna: Thanks.

sinmstone: There's some irony in that quote. If ya think about it. Are you living, if you go with the flow? Hmmmmm, I wonder? !

Auntie, aka cagny said...

Hi Coffee,
Now THAT'S one hell of a quote.