I am Rikimaru; I am Shadow

Writer, Poet, Social Commentator


“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.”

— Washington Irving

Tales of a Traveler (1824)

“Unless you are prepared to give up something valuable you will never be able to truly change at all, because you’ll be forever in the control of things you can’t give up.”

— Andy Law

Creative Company

“Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”

—   Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn’t all bad — not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life — to keep us moving … to keep us growing … to keep us interested . … Imagine life without change. It would be static … boring … dull.”

— Dr. Dennis O’Grady

Bottom Line – Personal

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

Marcus Garvey

I think there ought to be some serious discussion by smart people, really smart people, about whether or not proliferation of things like The Smoking Gun and TMZ and YouTube and the whole celebrity culture is healthy.

Stephen King

Culture does not change because we desire to change it. culture changes when the organization is transformed; the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day.

Frances Hesselbein

Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again. The world is not yet exhausted; let me see something tomorrow, which I never saw, be

Samuel Johnson

6 comments on “QUOTES OF THE DAY

  1. Raven
    August 22, 2013

    Love is never done : )


  2. zinger
    August 22, 2013

    A Human being; irrespective of sex. Splitting capabilities along that line wont make me an insect abi?


  3. Oyeronke
    August 27, 2013

    This is deep, individuals/ institutions should not stop at the quick fixes which only guarantee immediate benefits, long term solutions are actually cheaper in the long run.


  4. rikimarutenchu
    August 27, 2013

    Agreed Ronke. the whole speech should be read… very touching


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