“Climb the mountains and get
their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows
into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the
storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”
"Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a
homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name,
someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or
two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to
drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing"
“...and everything is going to
the beat - It's the beat generation, it be-at, it's the beat to keep,
it's the beat of the heart, it's being beat and down in the world and
like oldtime lowdown and like in ancient civilizations the slave boatmen
rowing galleys to a beat and servants spinning pottery to a beat...”
"Thousands of sheep, soft-footed, black-nosed sheep-- one by one going up the hill and over the fence--one by one four-footed pattering up and over--one by one wiggling their stub tails as they take the short jump and go over--one by one silently unless for the multitudinous drumming of their hoofs as they move on and go over-- thousands and thousands of them in the grey haze of evening just after sundown--one by one slanting in a long line to pass over the hill--"