The 09/21/13 Joy Jar

21 Sep

One of Seattle’s great neighborhoods is the International District Chinatown. There is a dragon climbing a lamppost which is just the coolest thing ever. International District
Seattle Tourist Attractions–Architecture–International District: Dragon on Lamp Post
Today’s deposit into the Joy Jar is the ‘Dragon on a Lamp Post.’

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
Alexandre Dumas

We’re our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.
Tom Robbins

“The man who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion”
Bertrand Russell

“If you can’t take the heat, don’t tickle the dragon.”

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

“If the lion and dragon fight, they will both die.”
Tadashi Adachi

“To attract good fortune, spend a new penny on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.”

“A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man pushing a button that releases a bomb”
W. H. Auden

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