Open your mouth, always be busy, and life is beyond hope.— Tao Te Ching 52 (Feng/English)
Almost dotty! I must dash!— Finnegans Wake, 360
Humankind is made of haste. I will show you all My signs, so do not try to hurry Me.— Qur’án 21:37 (Cleary)
A large consciousness is idle and spacey; a small consciousness is cramped and circumspect. Big talk is bland and flavorless; petty talk is detailed and fragmented. We sleep and our spirits converge; we awake and our bodies open outward. We give, we receive, we act, we construct: all day long we apply our minds to struggles against one thing or another— struggles unadorned or struggles concealed, but in either case tightly packed one after another without gap. The small fears leave us nervous and depleted; the large fears leave us stunned and blank. Shooting forth like an arrow from a bowstring: such is our presumption when we arbitrate right and wrong. Holding fast as if to sworn oaths: such is our defense of our victories. Worn away as if by autumn and winter: such is our daily dwindling, drowning us in our own activities, unable to turn back. Held fast as if bound by cords, we continue along the same ruts. The mind is left on the verge of death, and nothing can restore its vitality.— Zhuangzi (Ziporyn 2009, 10)
Are you not danzzling on the age of a vulcano? Siar, I am deed.— Finnegans Wake, 89
He who acts defeats his own purpose; he who grasps loses.— Tao Te Ching 64 (Feng/English)
Procrastinate now!— anon.