字 the Kanji Kid

the Kanji Kid

A collection of my translations~ and other things.


Sickened, I saw that I had unwittingly completed the last day of August. Tomorrow would
be September. God! All the quick futility of my days cascaded upon me, and I wanted to
scream out in helpless fury at the hopeless inveitable going on of seconds, days and years.

To witness through the informed imagination the inception and growth of mountain ranges, to see them reduced to plains by the steady action of ordinary erosion, and to see the abundant evidence of a constantly moving life-stream, market by the emergence of higher and higher forms, is to glimpse the tremendous power and certainty of evolution.
Great paintings shouldn't be in museums. Have you ever been in a museum? Museums are cemetaries. Paintings should be on the walls of restaurants, in dime stores, in gas stations, in men's rooms. Great paintings should be where people hang out. The only thing where it's happening is on radio and records, that's where people hang out. You can't see great paintings. You pay half a million and hang one in your house and one guest sees it. That's not art. That's a shame, a crime. Music is the only thing that's in tune with what's happening. It's not in book form, it's not on the stage. All this art they've been talking about is nonexistent. It just remains on the shelf. It doesn't make anyone happier. Just think how many people would really feel great if they could see a Picasso in their daily diner. It's not the bomb that has to go, man, it's the museums.
Dylan is definitely doing something that can be called singing. Somehow he has managed to add an octave to his range.
Dylan was said to have "electrified one half of his audience, and electrocuted the other".
The title of "Like a Rolling Stone" was originally "Like a Motherfuckin' Rolling Stone, you Asshole." But he changed it because Joan Baez said to.
She draws strength from her convictions. He draws strength from not holding any.
That was at Newport. Well, I did this very crazy thing, I didn't know what was going to happen, but they certainly booed, I'll tell you that. You could hear it all over the place.... I mean, they must be pretty rich, to be able to go some place and boo. I couldn't afford it if I was in their shoes."
Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, 'Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up.' Man bursts into tears. Says, 'But doctor…I am Pagliacci.'
you don't write songs, they're already out there, it's just a matter of catching them before Paul Simon does
If you want some good advice, Neither a borrower nor a lender be, For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
"It's just that I'm hating time," he wrote. "I'm trying to stab it - stomp on it - throw it on the ground and kick it - bend it and twist it with gritting teeth and burning eyes - I hate it I love you."
Everyone downvoting you lays on a small copper cot
Times, which sucks almost all the humor and fun out of the equation, and Another Side, which brings back the humor but grows further away from the hobo Woody Guthrie persona and more into Electric Cowboy Angel Bob.
Dylan may have made a lot of money, and bolstered his career with this song, but it will haunt that lost reprobate throughout all eternity.
Still relevant, sharp criticism of liberal scholars that appeal to philosophical treatises to make their arguments, missing the fact that the working class doesn't respond to the language used by people who pretend to read Hegel.
He has alot more talent than most any modern rapper. That's not saying much.
She wasn't just angry at an ex-boyfriend; she was slicing herself open with rage, interrupting his dinner to howl "you told me you'd hold me until you died, and you're still alive."
I cant listen to this song because it reminds me of someone.
New Life New Rules 10 months ago I saw bob in 1998. A girl jumped on stage and he hugged her. She didn't know what to do after that and just sat down. All my friends were into gangsta rap so I had to go with my mom.
All he did was wiggle his bum, and then get kicked in by some bloke dressed as Buddha
I am an esteemed psychologist from Yemen, and I once went into the great pyramid of Giza and found a jug of urine that belonged to Pharaoh Ramesses ii, I drank 50ml of it and had strange dreams for a whole week:- 1- This might sound a bit odd and random, but I have actually dreamt of Zeus mating with a palm tree and begetting an ant that is capable of crawling on the edge of the Higgs Boson! 2- I also dreamt of my mitochondria protesting to break free from my organelles, claiming that nature has enslaved them! 3- On another night of a full moon, I dreamt of Professor Noam Chomsky eating books and regurgitating the field of Modern Linguistics! 4- The funniest dream I ever had, was when I had a vision of a Neanderthal swallowing a whole apple, and it played ping-pong with his heart while passing down his esophagus! 5- This is by no means a joke, but the most disgusting dream I ever had, was of a female's menstruation blood turning into jelly and being marketed by an Oompa Loompa as Halloween treats! 6- I also had a nightmare of riding on a mare at night, with the Pharaoh's personal witch, she was pregnant with a fetus that was eating her placenta! Do you think my dreams have any philosophical implications at all? I'm just a little concerned that I'm having a neurological malfunction! Given that I've heard my neurons conspiring to abandon the dwelling of my skull, things don't seem to be heading in the right direction, ever since!
Try your best. But your best should not give you an anyeurism.
Maaan... is there really any meaning to being alive...? Like hell there is!! Low lifes, dumbasses, good guys, rich dudes... when we die, we die. If there was any meaning we woudn't be able to live how we want! If you're gonna die before 30, you've gotta enjoy all of life's pleasures. I like how worthless you are. I'll stick around to watch you burn out!
It's great gig being alive. You can eat at Denny's...wear a hat, whatever you want
Better to keep your mouth stuffed with roast beef sandwiches then to open your mouth and be thought a fool.
Do you know the difference between a violin and a fiddle? It's OK to spill beer on a fiddle.
During the spring of 1979, I realised that I had been meeting a number of people, hearing people, who are very excited about ASL. Not because 500,000 Deaf Americans use it every day, but beacause they believe it might be taught to Apes.
The street becomes a dwelling for the flaneur; he is as much at home among the facades of the houses as a citizen in his four walls. To him the shiny, enameled signs of businesses are at least as good a wall ornament as an oil painting is to a bourgeois in his salon. The walls are the desk against which he presses his notebooks; news-stands are his libraries and the terraces of cafes are the balconies from which he looks down on his household after his work is done.
In a democracy, everyone, no matter how nonconformist or eccentric, should be free from harassment and abuse. But at the same time, no one deserves special rights, protections, or privileges on the basis of their eccentricity.
Eventually something you love is going to be taken away. And then you will fall to the floor crying. And then, however much later, it is finally happening to you: you're falling to the floor crying thinking, "I am falling to the floor crying," but there's an element of the ridiculous to it -- you knew it would happen and, even worse, while you're on the floor crying you look at the place where the wall meets the floor and you realize you didn't paint it very well.
the best chef is an empty stomach
There's no better feeling than the spark of chemistry you feel when you're on a really good date... unless you're into puke.
He did it, the madlad did it. He sacrificed Himself and saved humanity. Thanks Jesus.
Oh it's based alright. Based on the word of God.
Each and every day I fail my Lord and Savior. And each and every day he forgives me. Why is he so kind to me when I blatantly spit at his feet, when I disregard his word for my own fleshes desire? I pray the Lord forgives me for my Sins, and allows me to redeem myself in his kingdom. To become his Templar, his knight; his Paladin. I want nothing more than to be his warrior. A messenger of his word. I pray that one day the rest of society will accept our savior and live as one with his love. Forever, and ever. Amen.
concrete jungle wet dream tomato
I don't know about you, but my ability to read Bone Script comes in handy every single day. But that's also because I live in Ancient China.
If you kill a human, you'll eat for a day. If you let a human live, they'll feed you until they run out of food. And then you can eat them too. - Old Bear Proverb
The more you learn about Chinese history, the more you feel like "...what?"
Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause
On December 3, 1911, Carrier presented what is perhaps the most significant document ever prepared on air conditioning
We need a witness to our lives. There's a billion people on the planet... I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things... all of it, all of the time, every day. You're saying 'Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness'.
Her: I'm into you. You: Yeah I'm going to need 7 witnesses, a notary public certificate, 3 lie detector tests and proof you're not secretly Canadian. Then maybe I'll believe you.
I always thought handholding was the pretty much the least intimate form of physical contact possible aside from punching someone in the face.
I'm not a history buff, but this "Nanjing" place doesn't seem to have a lot of luck does it?
European history be like: War of glockenschieble succession between Franz xavier von conratzgson the 8th and Wiltgelm von maxime Casualties: 20 and a half from combat, 3 million from disease, pogroms in glockenscheible for the 6th time this week
"What the fuck?!" -Confucius
In the dead of autumn, when the second and third rate hands are on, we sink from nonsense written with a purpose to nonsense written because the writer must write either nonsense or nothing.
It was a sight never to be forgotten, and was considered at the time to be the greatest aurora recorded ... . The rationalist and pantheist saw nature in her most exquisite robes, recognising, the divine immanence, immutable law, cause, and effect. The superstitious and the fanatical had dire forebodings, and thought it a foreshadowing of Armageddon and final dissolution.
Culture is the 800lb gorilla that prevents change
Is it cool if I hold your hand? Is it wrong if I think it's lame to dance? Do you like my stupid hair? Would you guess that I didn't know what to wear?
Absolute bowel movement of a song.
"Buy a man a plane ticket, he will fly once. Throw a man off a plane, he will fly for the rest of his life" ~Arthur Joemama
"Everybody wanna be a bodybuilder, but nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weights." -Albus Dumbledore
"I don't like sand. It's coarse, and it's rough, and it's irritating, and it gets everywhere." -Arthur Schopenhauer
Proddies when they stub their toe: Maybe there isn't a benevolent God after all Catholics after being born in a third world country: I know God is watching over me
Don't forget anything. Do I have everything? Where the fuck is everything?!?!
The truth must be served like a coat, and not thrown in the face like a wet towel.
This Simple Trick Empties Your Bowels Every Morning
Someone who drowns in 5ft of water is just as dead as someone who drowns in 200ft of water
Wales is the only reason North Korea isn't the worst country in the world
What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease. He wins his battles by making no mistakes. Making no mistakes is what establishes the certainty of victory, for it means conquering an enemy that is already defeated. The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim. Therefore the good fighter will be terrible in his onset, and prompt in his decision. Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle will arrive exhausted. Therefore the clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy's will to be imposed on him. By holding out advantages to him, he can cause the enemy to approach of his own accord; or, by inflicting damage, he can make it impossible for the enemy to draw near. O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible; and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands. Numerical weakness comes from having to prepare against possible attacks; numerical strength, from compelling our adversary to make these preparations against us. We cannot enter into alliances until we are acquainted with the designs of our neighbors. Let your rapidity be that of the wind, your compactness that of the forest. Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt. Ponder and deliberate before you make a move. Disciplined and calm, to await the appearance of disorder and hubbub amongst the enemy:--this is the art of retaining self-possession. To be near the goal while the enemy is still far from it, to wait at ease while the enemy is toiling and struggling, to be well-fed while the enemy is famished:--this is the art of husbanding one's strength. The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable. There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: (1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction; (2) cowardice, which leads to capture; (3) a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults; (4) a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame; (5) over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble. He who exercises no forethought but makes light of his opponents is sure to be captured by them. Thus, what enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men, is foreknowledge. Be subtle! be subtle! and use your spies for every kind of business.
I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good. Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it. We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. Anything or anyone capable of angering you becomes your master. Be so busy building your own life that other people's is of no concern. The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Learn to be indifferent to what makes no difference. The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately. I begin to speak only when I'm certain what I'll say isn't better left unsaid. Life, if well lived, is long enough. No human thing is of serious importance. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be, be one. Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself. How does it help, to make troubles heavier by bemoaning them? The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief. Entrust everything willingly to the gods, and then make your way through life-- no one's master and no one's slave. Recognise that if it's humanly possible, you can do it too. Whatever can happen at any time can happen today. They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn. Begin at once to live, and count each seperate day as a separate life. Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can forsee the future too. If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, "He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would have not mentioned these alone". The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.