(c)2009 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
I much enjoy the daily selections on http://www.quotationspage.com/ and include them on my Google startup page. It often seems that the more brilliant quotations capture the essence of some planet or sign, so I’ve taken to saving them in a file for some unspecified future purpose. Below are some that seem to bring out the very essence of the planet Neptune. (For more information about the authors and sources of the quote, click on their names.) No doubt if we examined the charts of those who are quoted, Neptune would be prominently featured. Among other things, Neptune is the planet of the mysterious, the ethereal, the the deceptive and deluded, but also the planet of spirituality, creativity, and service.
Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. – Mark Twain
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
– Umberto Eco
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. – Albert Einstein
The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.- Steven Weinberg
How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one’s senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality.
– Norman Douglas
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise. – Bertrand Russell
Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.
– Blaise Pascal
Confusion is always the most honest response. – Marty Indik
Everything is a dangerous drug except reality, which is unendurable. Cyril Connolly (1903 – 1974), “The Unquiet Grave”, 1945
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. – Jane Wagner
I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. Oprah Winfrey (1954 – ), O Magazine, September 2002
See an earlier collection about Uranus here: Uranian Ideas—Exceptional Thoughts about an Exceptional Planet
See my nomination for the Neptunian site of the week: Crime Horoscope, Stephanie Way’s well-written blog with posts on astrological aspects of true crime stories (and, yeah, it’s Plutonian too, but I just wanted to mention it before I forget. )
MORE POSTS ABOUT NEPTUNE ON THIS BLOG:
- Planets Squaring the Midheaven—How They Affect your Career (Neptune)
- Relationship Patterns of Venus-Neptune Aspects: The Sociology of Thrice-Married Venusians
- Addicted to Anguish–a Sketch of one Neptunian Type
- Friendship, Equality, and Neptune in the 11th House
- Contest/Challenge—Find the Best Description of Neptune
- The Jupiter-Neptune-Chiron Conjunction Hits the US Moon
- The Saturn-Neptune Quincunx and its Part in our Economic Woes
- Neptune & Uranus in Mutual Reception
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