“Daring is a Desire by which someone is spurred to do something dangerous which his equals fear to take on themselves.”
—Baruch de Espinosa
[ n.b. :: this site is an archive. :: ]
Daring Rocket is a digital archive—amusement, inspiration, impulse. It is meant to keep a loose record of some of the daily ephemera which inscribes and denotes so much of one’s experience.
The editor of Daring Rocket is a software engineer. He currently lives in Boulder, Colorado.
a lot goes on forever
—Leonard Cohen, “I Can’t Forget” (1988)
what huge devils hid the stars
—G. K. Chesterton, “Dedication” to The Man Who Was Thursday (1908)
die Richtung zugleich die Vollendung
(In the eyes of a Reason which knows no limits, the Direction is at once the Destination, and the Way is completed from the moment it is trodden.)
—Friedrich Schiller; Über die ästhetische Erziehung des Menschen, Letter 9.6 (1794)
this sky, too, is folding under you
—Bob Dylan, “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” (1965)
to look at a star by glances
(To look at a star by glances—to view it in a side-long way, … is to behold the star distinctly. … By undue profundity we perplex and enfeeble thought; and it is possible to make even Venus herself vanish from the firmament by a scrutiny too sustained, too concentrated, or too direct.)
—EA Poe; The Murders in the Rue Morgue, p. 17 (1841)
quantum in se est
(Each thing, as far as it can by its own power, strives to persevere in its being.)
—Baruch de Espinosa, Ethica (1677)
but i only see one way out
—U2, “Running to Stand Still” (1987)
we study for our fuckin’ lives
HBO’s “Deadwood”; Season 2, Episode 12 (2005)
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