“I was conceited enough to think that I could do it”
– Jimmy Furey, master boatbuilder on the river Shannon in Ireland.Link
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The quality of the will to power is, precisely, growth. Achievement is its cancellation. To be, the will to power must increase with each fulfillment, making the fulfillment only a step to a further one. The vaster the power gained the vaster the appetite for more.
-Ursula K. Le Guin, from The Lathe of HeavenLink
[T]he self is never to be found, but must be created, not the happy accident of passivity, but the product of a thousand actions, large and small, conscious or unconscious, performed not “away from it all,” but in the face of “it all,” for better or for worse, in work and leisure rather than in free time.
The self is a style of being, continually expanding in a vital process of definition, affirmation, revision, and growth, a process that is the image, we may say, of the life process of a healthy society itself.
– Robert Penn WarrenLink
The old canoe was full of grub. Nothing to worry about, then; nothing to do but paddle. When we came to a good place, we stopped and swam. It was a peaceful, swinging life, full of sunshine, without special adventure. It needed no adventure beyond itself.
– Barbara Newhall FollettLink
Sligo River Blues, by John Fahey. Possibly the one true song.Link
We are holding our own.
– Ernest M. McSorleyLink