The Map Is Not the Territory

I’ll tell you a big secret, my friend: Don’t wait for the Last Judgment. It happens every day.

—Albert Camus

The bluebird carries on the sky on his back.
—Henry David Thoreau
Illustration by Mark Rothko

The bluebird carries on the sky on his back.

—Henry David Thoreau

Illustration by Mark Rothko

   The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.
—Walker Percy

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.

—Walker Percy

Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered; it is something molded.

—Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When did the lemons learn the same creed as the sun?

When did smoke learn how to fly?

—Pablo Neruda

You see the hut, yet you ask, “Where shall I go for shelter?”

—West African Proverb

Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.

—Meister Eckhart

There is one art, no more, no less. To do all things with artlessness.

—Piet Hein