Sifting, always sifting

“Always, before any of this began, I enjoyed gossip, an essential qualification for the [psychotherapist] job. Now I get to hear a lot of it, a river of human effluvium flowing into me, day after day, year after year. Like many modernists, Freud  privileged detritus; you could call him the first artist of the ‘found’, making meaning out of that which is usually discarded. It is dirty work, getting closely acquainted with the human.”

– Hanif Kureishi: Something to tell you

Men alle når frem

Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men
have mediocrity thrust upon them.

– Joseph Heller, “Catch-22”

Det tænker jeg i hvert fald

Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum –
“I think that I think, therefore I think that I am.”

– Ambrose Bierce, “The Devil’s Dictionary”

Start med starten

The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray.

– Robert G. Ingersoll


The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.

– Dorothy Parker

Kan det rummes

Wer die Musik nicht hört, hält die Tanzenden für wahnsinnig.

– Friedrich Nietzsche


A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes