Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Franz Kafka

Verbringe nicht die Zeit mit dem Suchen nach dem Hindernis,
vielleicht ist keines da.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Chinese poem about Cambridge

An Excerpt from a Chinese Poem about Cambridge by Xu Zhimo

Saying Good-bye to Cambridge

Very quietly I take my leave
As quietly as I came here
Quietly I wave good-bye
To the rosy clouds in the western sky.
The golden willows by the riverside
Are young brides in the setting sun
Their reflections on the shimmering waves
Always linger in the depth of my heart.

Friday, 10 October 2014

A Portuguese poem

Amor é um Fogo que Arde sem se Ver

Amor é um fogo que arde sem se ver;
É ferida que dói, e não se sente;
É um contentamento descontente;
É dor que desatina sem doer.
É um não querer mais que bem querer;
É um andar solitário entre a gente;
É nunca contentar-se e contente;
É um cuidar que ganha em se perder;
É querer estar preso por vontade;
É servir a quem vence, o vencedor;
É ter com quem nos mata, lealdade.
Mas como casa pode seu favor
Nos corações humanos amzade,
Se tão contrário a si é o mesmo Amor?

Luís Vaz de Camões, "Sonetos"

Omar Khayyam

"…Better to fast than eat of every meat,
Better to live alone
than mate with all."


"Wenn Du jeden Tag etwas tust, was Du wirklich möchtest,
dann ist wenigstens ein Mensch glücklich!"

This time

"This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we know what to do with it."

A Dutch quote

De ware puberteit duurt je leven lang.

Love is…

Love is a vine that grows into our hearts.

A poem by Arthur Rimbaud

The star has wept rose-colour in the heart of your ears
The infinite rolled white from your nape to the small of your back
The sea has broke russet at your vermilion nipples
And Man bled back at your royal side.

Andy Warhol

"Everybody must have a fantasy"


"We begin to understand – once gratitude opens the door – that we are all connected."

dancing in the rain

life isn't
about waiting
for the storm to pass
it's about learning
to dance
in the rain

Monday, 13 January 2014


Those who don´t believe in magic will never find it.

Roald Dahl

Advice for a happy relationship

The kindest and the happiest pair
will find occasion to forbear,
and something, every day they live,
to pity, and perhaps, forgive.

W. Couper