Updated: 06.07.12

Literature & Quotations

Welcome to the Window of Literature & Quotations. The Internet Provides us with many ways to find the Perfect Literature & Quotations.

A Wise man once said; many of the things I’ve said over the years, so now I also say, that the Quotes, Proverbs, Pros & Links Listed here will provide you with all you need, to find amazing Quotations; to be one that Quotes others while speaking, to even play with Quotations. Oh yes and Literature in General, in Fiction or non-Fiction, which ever ones you prefer.

There are those who write or speak with Famous Quotations, and those who write or speak Literature that very well could be quoted; then there are those who write & speak themselves with no never applying Quotations. Writing is writing, speaking is speaking and Literature (famous or not), comes in many forms, so if you’re looking for any of them as well, you’ve come to the right place.

Some Quotes speak straight to my soul and make me feel I wish I had said it, and then there are those Quotes that feel like they’re describing me in some metaphoric way. It’s called having a connection with a Quotation you’re reading (or just Loving), and when you read a really really great one, you connect so much to it that the Quote itself is remembered for a long long time.

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A Quote is to repeat or copy the exact words spoken or written by somebody. A Proverb is a short well-known saying that expresses an obvious truth and often offers advice.


But if you ask me, there are Quotes that also express an obvious truth and often offer advice; to those who can read between the lines, acknowledge deep meaning with what is being said & appreciate the words of wisdom, experience, history and care; no matter who is quoting who, and where it came from.

Many wise, insightful, wonderful & Famous People have said things in this lifetime that should not be forgotten, because when we read what they said, the words penetrate inside us & lift us up higher than we can expect at the time.

They are not merely words thrown together without deep thought & deep meaning, they were carefully chosen by the speaker or Author, just for us to open our eyes; how we need to change the errors of our ways, feel more about life, about people, animals, our environment & other special places, like our hearts & souls.

Like much Poetry, sometimes the words rhyme with each other, and sometimes they merely rhyme with the way we feel at the moment, but whether they rhyme or not, they are all words to provoke thought… Awareness; Love, Social Consciousness, Diversity & appreciation, to name just a few.

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From famous words to not so famous words, Get inspired, Get insightful or just get real & read the Quotes in this window, and the ones in your chosen links from the main links listing below.

Quotation [kwō táysh'n] n -
1. something quoted: a piece of speech or writing quoted somewhere, e.g. in a book or magazine - a quotation from Henry James
2. quoting of somebody's words: the quoting of what somebody has said or written
3. UK business estimate for work: an estimated price for a job or service. Australian, New Zealand, North American term quote
4. stock exchange share price: the prevailing price at which a stock, bond, or commodity may be purchased or sold
5. stock exchange quoting of prices: the quoting of prevailing stock, bond, or commodity market prices
6. arts reuse of artistic material: the use in an artistic work, especially music, of material taken from or alluding to somebody else's work
Literature [líttərəchər] n -
1. written works with artistic value: written works, e.g. fiction, poetry, drama, and criticism, that are recognized as having important or permanent artistic value
2. body of written works: the body of written works of a culture, language, people, or period of time - Russian literature
3. writings on subject: the body of published work concerned with a particular subject - scientific literature
4. body of music: the body of musical compositions for a particular instrument or group of instruments - literature for the piano
5. printed information: printed matter such as brochures or leaflets that give information - the company's promotional literature
6. production of literary works: the creation of literary work, especially as an art or occupation
[14th century. Via French < Latin litteratura < litteratus (see literate)]
Literate [líttərət] adj -
1. able to read and write: having the ability to read and write
2. knowledgeable: having a good understanding of a particular subject
3. well-educated and well-read: well-educated and cultured, especially with respect to literature or writing
4. skilfully written: showing skill in the techniques of writing - a literate account of the voyage
n (plural literates)
1. somebody capable of reading and writing: somebody who is able to read and write
2. somebody with extensive education: a well-educated, learned, or cultured person
[15th century. < Latin litteratus < littera 'letter']
Encarta ® World English Dictionary ©

“If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?” - Kahlil Gibran

“For me, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, or for flowers or beast or bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly and perfectly alive.” - Al Prudy

“Little deeds are like little seeds, they grow to flowers or to weeds.” - Daniel D. Palmer

Women's Motivating Quote
Inspirational Quote

“Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.” - Georges Bernanos

“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” - A. A. Milne

“Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.” - May Sarton

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.” - Joseph Addison

“Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history will always be coming full circle.” - Francis Cabot Lowell

Men's Famous Quote
Life Quote

“I work with language. I love the flowers of afterthought.” - Bernard Malamud

“Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.” - Orison Swett Marden

“Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.” - Thomas Tusser

“By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.” - Robert A. Heinlein

GLBT Inspirational Quote
Motivational Quote

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” - Henri Matisse

“Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.” - Marcelene Cox

“A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.” - H.L. Mencken

“Love and harmony combine, and round our souls entwine. While thy branches mix with mine, and our roots together join” - William Blake

“Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.” - Jeremy Bentham

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” - Luther Burbank

“Give me odorous at sunrise, a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.” - Walt Whitman

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“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” - Iris Murdock

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” - Oscar Wilde

“From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.” - Edvard Munch

“I'm susceptible to that sort of thing - to walls and flowers. You can probably get something more from a wall than a person sometimes.” - Ray Davies

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There are so many Quotations from people that say many things, but I like the ones that say more than just things; they say truth of the Soul, they say inspire all & they say help others as we would like to be helped ourselves; a clear message to anyone reading it, these are attractive quotations from Literature of Value.

Then there are the quotations of no value; that don’t say anything important or pertaining to importance, for the person reading it. Kind of like a Haiku when you read a few of those.

Spam Haiku Poetry
Haiku Poems

Once in a while you can spot a good witty or tricky and comical Haiku; that’s not clear but just so happened to bring up what you’re thinking, however the last Haiku I read, said "The Artisan keeps his hovel tidy; Yet even a bean has a purpose. Spit only where there is a need for spit.” That was fun, but as clear as a Shell from the Ocean being called a Sea Shell. It’s nice to be a bit confusing, but completely confusing?

Haiku [hkoo] / (plural haiku) n - short Japanese poem: a form of Japanese poetry with 17 syllables in three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, often describing nature or a season - [Late 19th century. < Japanese < hai 'amusement' (< Middle Chinese bəij ) + ku 'sentence' (< Middle Chinese kuəh )] // Wikipedia Says: “In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line while haiku in English often appear in three lines to parallel the three phrases of Japanese haiku.”

Haiku SymbolThey also say “In contrast to English verse typically characterized by meter, Japanese verse counts sound units known as "on" or morae. Traditional haiku consist of 17 on, in three phrases of five, seven and five on respectively. Among contemporary poems teikei haiku continue to use the 5-7-5 pattern while jiyuritsu haiku do not.” - Do you know what all this means? What it is?

Do you know how many Types of Haiku there are? Did you know that there is a mathematical structure of law to all of the different types? Well if you want to know the whole story, visit the Wikipedia Link in the main listing below.

Here are two Examples of Japanese Haiku; the first type called Issa, the second called a Bashō (check Wikipedia for the full understanding of all types of Haiku):
how many gallons
of Edo's rain did you drink?
the wind of Mt. Fuji
I've brought on my fan!
a gift from Edo

So you see, many great things are said and told, and we have no idea what they’re saying or telling. Or they’re just not telling anything, and they’re playing with us. However a wise man once said “It’s all good”, because even if your mind is stimulated for a second, that can’t be bad.

Confucius Like Symbol, Symbol Like Confucius.And then there’s the Confucius. Talking about stimulation; because the many I’ve seen online have something to do with sex, or the sexuality of others, or the comparisons of sexes. Yes many believe Confucius sometimes gets sexist & sexually insulting; provocative and down right rude, and it’s true but not in this window.

Wikipedia says: "Confucius [Chinese: 孔夫子, transliterated Kong Fu Zi or K'ung-fu-tzu, literally "Master Kong"] (traditionally 28 September 551 B.C. – 479 B.C.) was a Chinese social philosopher, whose teachings deeply influenced East Asian life and thought."

Confucius Like Symbol, Symbol Like Confucius.There are so many of them saying all sorts of things, but it’s up to us to comprehend or at least see if they apply to our lives and our feelings at the moment (especially if they apply to our Man or our Woman at the moment). When the Confucius says something, others listen because there might be something to their words, meanings or intentions.

Confucius might be funny sometimes, provocative the other times, and serious alot of the times. For example: “If you have faults, do not fear self-improvement. - Confucius, Analects, c.400 b.c.” Is a good one I live by everyday what about you?

Or “An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. - Confucius, Analects, c.400 b.c.”, which is true on a Daily Basis what do you think? I think people who need more advice but can’t take it from friends, should be given a copy of some good Confucius sayings, so that they don’t realize we’re trying to give them advice, and Confucius tells us like it is; for these friends that need to be told like it is.

There are those and there are Confucius saying: some silly or funny messages also, just like the Haiku, but more simple without the mathematics of structure. Silly Confucius Says: “(with cold) Man who kwitisize moduwator get node bwoke.” or “Woman who eat banana get cream in mouth”, which are more waste of time then confusing. Thus, the Haiku’s vs. Confucius Sayings can be a little confusing or uncomfortable if not comedic, so below the main Links listing - you will find a nice fun Haiku of confusion along with an Ecodox Confucius collection of Favorites.

It is said that “Confucius was born in answer to “Parents with Prayers” at a sacred hill (qiu) called Ni. Birth to Confucius' was given there because his surname was Kong (which means literally an utterance of thankfulness when prayers have been answered). His tabooed given name Qiu, and his social name Zhongni, all appear connected to the miraculous circumstances of his birth.

Ecodox Confucius says "You will find inspiration at Ecodox in many ways". And it’s true, not only easy to understand. Sure it’s all good, and that’s why if you like Haiku’s like the one’s above, there‘s a button below the main list that will open a new one every time you click it. If you like the other Quotations from the Confucius that makes more sense then “woman who eat banana get cream in mouth”, I’ve collected our Favorites and surrounded that Haiku button with the text of them.

Enjoy them all, along with the Quotes, Proverbs and Prose connected to this window, because they’re all here / and linked, to help everyone with those ups and downs and not so good days in store.

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Wonderful Chinese Confucius Says, Quotations of Literature & Poetry, Proverbs, Pros, Haikus & words of real inspiration (or just of being real),, but yes okay - there are uncontrollable amounts of silly one‘s at other people‘s sites, but you may or may not yet have heard them. Ecodox Confucius says: Between all of them, today you will find the crème de la crème. Enjoy.

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Those Who Visit Ecodox for Enjoyment and Learning, Can Only Enjoy the Learning, if the Learning is a Joy. - ArishmaryCanadaConfucius Like Symbol, Symbol Like Confucius.Confucius Says: ☯ Don't sweat petty stuff, and don't pet sweaty stuff. ☯ Support bacteria - may be only culture some people have. ☯ You can’t have everything. Where would you put it? ☯ Man who eat cookie in bed wake up feeling crumby. ☯ Man who has money to burn, makes an ash of himself. ☯

Confucius Like Symbol, Symbol Like Confucius.Confucius Says: ☯ He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. ☯ A flower goes through much dirt before it blooms. ☯ Forget injuries; never forget kindness. ☯ He who learns but does not think, is lost. ☯ Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ☯ Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. ☯ Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous. ☯ He who has a sharp tongue cuts own throat. ☯

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Confucius Says: ☯ Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do. ☯ He who cannot describe the problem will never find the solution to that problem. ☯ Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star. ☯ Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself. ☯ A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it, is committing another mistake. ☯ War does not determine who is right - war determine who is left. ☯

"Where there is love there is life." -- Gandhi

"Love is a spirit of all compact of fire." - William Shakespeare

"Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other." - Leo F. Buscaglia

"Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all." -- Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam, 1850

"Love is the Greatest of all ways of Life, I can feel, I can hear I can see & I can breath; take Love away and I will Die. " - Arishmary

"Those whom the gods love grow young." - Oscar Wilde

"Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire." -- François de La Rouchefoucauld

"Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair." - William Blake

"We are not the same persons this year as last, nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person." - W. Somerset Maugham

"Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it." - Dr. Karl Menninger

Love Is Never Wrong.

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So can you grab a pencil and start writing you're own amazing Literature now, or do you still need to visit our Literature and Poetry Window. Now that sounds like a Novel Idea.

Visit anytime to get your inspiration on, and feel free to copy and paste anything if it involves you ambitiously trying to help others or just cheer them up.

There are many sites such as Social Networks; News Sites, Resources, Fun Sites, Quizz Sites & Affiliate Sites, etc., that have their own Literature or Quotations Page - for what ever it is their pages are about. Make sure to check them out also because some of them will not be listed in this window.

I wish I could show this window to some of the amazing Writers, Artists and creative people I've come across in my life, not only them but the amazing Authors and Songwriters Linked from here and featured in the Literature & Poetry Window.

I wonder if they would think it's nice with enlightening wisdom, because to me it feels like my own personal Treasury of Literature and Quotations from People who have been already Treasures to begin with. They've inspired & have enlightened me to make this window for everyone, and it will not stop there.

This inverted color image to the left, is a (page refresh) random display of small images to click open & view the original sized images with original color & bigger quotation text you can read. The images are of ecodox outside with our tallest of trees & prettiest of plants; the text quotations are from some of the worlds greatest. Hope you like them.

In reality, this Window should have been called Treasury of Literature & Quotes : Poems & Proverbs, but as you can see, that Title was taken already - in books (see beautiful love book-titles above). They're linked to lovely amazon so I hope you visit them and take a look-see. Window shopping there is as Window Browsing here, full of things to do, read, look-at and enjoy; It's been my pleasure, serving you Literature & Quotations at your leisure.

- Yours Truly; Ari R. Kolman

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