The deeper the truth…

IMAGE: The deeper the truth in a creative work, the longer it will live.

The deeper the truth in a creative work, the longer it will live. – Charlie Chaplin [Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin] (1889 – 1977) (Image by Virtude from Pixabay) (Text-to-Speech by Sound of Text, using the engine from Google Translate) More »

I suppose that’s one…

IMAGE: I suppose that's one of the ironies of life -- doing the wrong thing at the right moment.

I suppose that’s one of the ironies of life — doing the wrong thing at the right moment. – Charlie Chaplin [Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin] (1889 – 1977) / (From a scene in Monsieur Verdoux.) (Image by John Hain from… More »

The saddest thing I…

IMAGE: The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury. – Charlie Chaplin [Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin] (1889 – 1977) (Image by Momentmal from Pixabay) (Text-to-Speech by Sound of Text, using the engine from Google Translate) More »

The flowers withered…

IMAGE: The flowers withered, / Their color faded away, / While meaninglessly / I spent my days in the world / And the long rains were falling. //

The flowers withered, / Their color faded away, / While meaninglessly / I spent my days in the world / And the long rains were falling. // – Ono no Komachi (c.825 – c.900); trans. by Donald Keene [ドナルド・キーン] (1922… More »

What is the nation’s…

IMAGE: What is the nation's treasure? The will to (achieve) enlightenment is the treasure, and one who possesses it is the nation's treasure. Therefore there is an old saying that a string of (large) jewels is not the nation's treasure; the nation's treasure is one who lights up a (small) corner of the world [one who brightens the world at his corner / one who shines light into a dark corner].

What is the nation’s treasure? The will to (achieve) enlightenment is the treasure, and one who possesses it is the nation’s treasure. Therefore there is an old saying that a string of (large) jewels is not the nation’s treasure; the… More »

I should like to…

IMAGE: I should like to help everyone if possible. Jew, Gentile, Black Man, White, we all want to help one another, human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. And this world has room for everyone, and the good Earth is rich and can provide for everyone.

I should like to help everyone if possible. Jew, Gentile, Black Man, White, we all want to help one another, human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t… More »

We think too much…

IMAGE: We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. – Charlie Chaplin [Sir Charles Spencer… More »

Simplicity is a…

IMAGE: Simplicity is a difficult thing to achieve.

Simplicity is a difficult thing to achieve. – Charlie Chaplin [Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin] (1889 – 1977) / (Simplicity is the…) (Image by photosforyou from Pixabay) (Text-to-Speech by Sound of Text, using the engine from Google Translate) More »

My pain may be the…

IMAGE: My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain.

My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain. – Charlie Chaplin [Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin] (1889 – 1977) (Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay) (Text-to-Speech by Sound of Text,… More »

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