Zing to me O twists and turns!
Homer, 700 BCE

Reason can only give birth to the rational. Life has other mothers.
Pythagoras, 570-490 BCE

Problem is we keep forgetting what we know.
Plato, 428-347 BCE

The shortest distance between two minds is a point. (The body, alas, prefers to go the sinuous-sensuous way.)
Euclid, 230 BCE

Can you love your hate as much as you love your love?
Jesus, 4 BCE-3 CE

Undone by love, I sing a valediction to myself—a triple fool, ecstatic flea, a little world made cunningly of air and angels.
John Donne, 1572-1631

Let us love each other with the innocence of vegetables.
Andrew Marvell, 1621-1679

What is infinity made of? Of infinitesimals (naturally).
Isaac Newton, 1642-1727

The specter of money is upon us.
Karl Marx, 1818-1883

Das dick, das prick, das trick.
Sigmund Freud, 1856-1929

The body remembers what the mind forgets.
Marcel Proust, 1871-1922

What matters is energy.
Albert Einstein, 1879-1955

The table that isn’t there is also a miracle.
Virginia Woolf, 1882-1941

One morning I woke up and I wasn’t myself—and for the first time I saw myself.
Franz Kafka, 1883-1924

Love is not everything, even when it is.
D.H. Lawrence, 1885-1930

My mother is a              .
William Faulkner, 1897-1962

If I know, I don’t know: if I don’t know, I know.
Werner Heisenberg, 1901-1976

Reality is a sound.  Shut up and listen.
Anne Carson, 1950-

Only difference is worth repeating. 
Gilles Deleuze, 1925-1995

I think I can’t , , , I stopped thinking , , , I can , , ,
Samuel Beckett, 1906-1989

Beyond words swells the wordless world.
Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1889-1951

I’m too many for my name.
Fernando Pessoa, 1888-1935

So much depends on the autobiography of this red wheelbarrow.
William Carlos Williams, 1883-1963

Yes I say to yes.
James Joyce, 1882-1941

Between the nothing that’s there and the nothing that isn’t, thirteen blackbirds play blue guitars.
Wallace Stevens, 1879-1955

. . . a stone is not a stone is a stone is astonishing . . .
Gertrude Stein, 1874-1946

God is deadly.
Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900

Writing is writhing, ambition distraction, derision uglification.
Lewis Carroll, 1832-1898

There is one mother.
Charles Darwin, 1809-1882

To fall in love with the world is to know—joy is knowledge, knowledge joy.
Baruch Spinoza, 1632-1677

Can’t turn my eyes away.
Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642

The sun is the heart.
Nicolaus Copernicus (Mikoloj Kopernik), 1473-1543

Life is metamorphosis, the mirroring mind metaphorphosis.
Ovid, 43 BCE-18 CE

Rivers run through me.
Heraclitus, 540-480 BCE

Things fall apart. (Thoughts too are just things.)
Gautama Siddhartha, 563-483 BCE

Is is not is.
Lao Tzu, 600 BCE