There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!



Emily Dickinson

(S.C.Z. - Carcassonne)

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.

Maya Angelou

(S.C.Z. - Arles)

"A lamp that kept on burning
A miracle they say
But the world has kept on turning
Are there miracles today?
Everyone who lights the candles
Has a bit of ancient spark
We are miracles lighting up the dark.”

Olivor, Jane.

(S.C.Z. - Arles)

“To be a god
First I must be a god-maker:
We are what we create.”

Oppenheim, James.

(S.C.Z. - Arles)

“The road to wisdom?
- Well, it’s plain
and simple to express:
and err
and err again
but less
and less
and less.”

Hein, Piet.

(S.C.Z. - Amboise)

"The past is history
The future is a mystery
This moment is a gift
That is why this moment is called the present
Enjoy it.”

Johnson, A.

(S.C.Z. - Amboise)

“Ah, but the choice of dreams to live,
there’s the rub.
For all dreams are not equal,
some exit to nightmare
most end with the dreamer
But at least one must be lived…and died.”

Lem, Stanislaw

(S.C.Z. - Arles)

“A book is a friend whose face is constantly changing. If you read it when you are recovering from an illness, and return to it years after, it is changed surely, with the change in yourself.”

Lang, Andrew

(S.C.Z. - France)

“Books should to one of these four ends conduce,
For wisdom, piety, delight, or use.”

Denham, John

(S.C.Z. - Königsee)

”The sound thinker gives equal consideration to the probable and the improbable.”

Freeman, R. Austin

(S.C.Z. - Germany)

And ever since then, when the clock strikes two,

She walks unbidden from room to room,

And the air is filled that she passes through

With a subtle, sad perfume.

The delicate odor of mignonette,

The ghost of a dead and gone bouquet,

Is all that tells of her story—yet

Could she think of a sweeter way?

Bret Harte (Francis Bret Harte)

(S.C.Z. - Vienna)

"The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man’s ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company."

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

(S.C.Z. - Luzern)

“The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.”

Abelard, Pierre

(S.C.Z. - Munich)

“Anybody who believes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach flunked geography.”

Byrne, Robert

(S.C.Z. - Germany)

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Maya Angelou

(S.C.Z. - Villach)