Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pulling Onions

Stupidity and shallowness are increasingly popular.

When Death grins at you, grin back; when death beckons you, run away.

Thankfully, we can imagine nearly everything─ which helps prevent boredom.

A garden is a Romantic's parádeisos.

It's over when it ends.

Act on your knowledge first, your common sense second, and your best guess third.
Wear a variety of masks; acting is essential to coping.

A garden is a feeling.

Acknowledging that you might die today has stopped few from trying to stay alive to 80.

Dreams are our imagination at play while we sleep.

You can train yourself to eliminate bad habits and useless thoughts; for example, stop attending any more church services starting today.
Seventy percent of "good luck" is following reasonable plans and working diligently; the rest is often beneficial circumstances outside of your control.No garden lasts for long - neither will you.
 Shade, in the summer, is as precious as a glass of water. Fear may keep some stupid people in line, but virtue for virtue's sake attracts the allegiance and support of most intelligent people.

The most important Master to seek and follow is Self-Mastery.

There is no 'i' in "team," but there is an 'm' in me, my, and mine.
 Sometimes it is best to walk away and never walk back.
 Exercise is a way of making the unconscious body very conscious.
 A wise gardener knows when to stop.
 Gardens are demanding pets.
 Unclench your fist to give a hand.
 The little choices day after day are the biggest issue.
 Gardening is but one battle against Chaos.
 When life gives you onions, you ain't making lemonade.
 Many friendships are sustained by a mutual hatred of another person or group.
What you see depends on when you look.
 Beauty is the Mistress, the gardener her slave.
 One's "true self" is changing and elusive.
 A little of this and a little of that, and some exceptions - these are the facts.
 Does a plum tree with no fruit have Buddha Nature? Whack!
 - Mike Garofalo

Pulling Onions by Mike Garofalo
Over 866 random quips, one-liners, sayings, and "insights" from an old gardener.

"An Onion Garden,"  a concrete poem by Mike Garofalo

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Mike. You gifted me several good quotes I'd like to share with credit to you.