Everything Is Best
When Banzan was walking through a market he overheard a conversation between a butcher and his customer.
"Give me the best piece of meat you have," said the customer.
"Everything in my shop is the best," replied the butcher. "You cannot find here any piece of meat that is not the best."
At these words Banzan became enlightened.(Zen Koan, http://www.ashidakim.com/zenkoans/31everythingisbest.html)
If life gives you a lemon, don't be mad about it. And don't make a lemonade, it is a gay solution. Persuade your friends to get salt and tequila and organize a party.
(lečki_mrav, Vukajlija, If you want that fate smiles to you, giggle her, 2012, http://vukajlija.com/ako-hoces-da-ti-se-sudbina-nasmesi-zagolicaj-je)
The value of incident in a street - tower, belfry, silhouette feature, vivid colour and so on - is to entrap the eye so that it does not slide out into the beyond with resulting boredom. The skilful disposition of incident gives point to the basic shapes of the street or place; it is a nudge. The pattern is there but in the preoccupation of life our attention must be drawn to it. I think that it is through the lack of incident that so many meticolously thought-out plans fail to come to life in three dimensions.(Gordon Cullen, "The concise townscape", Architectural press of Elsevier, Oxford, 1961)