27 June

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller, born 27 June 1880, American author, Sun in Cancer, Moon in Pisces, Ascendant in Scorpio.

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar

Once I knew the depth where no hope was, and darkness lay on the face of all things. Then love came and set my soul free…

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.


Other personalities born today:

Krzysztof Kieslowski, born 27 June 1941, Polish director, Sun in Cancer, Moon in Leo conjunct Pluto.


James P. Hogan, born 27 June 1941, Sun in Cancer, Moon in Leo, British science fiction author (d. 2010)

On Earth they’ve forgotten how to make everything except money. But what good is it, if there’s nothing worthwhile left to buy?

It turns out that information leaks between universes at the quantum level. We think it accounts for all kinds of phenomena, from what drives evolution to strange insights and mystical experiences through the ages. The machine was built as an attempt to investigate and amplify them.
Lafcadio Hearn, born 27 June 1850, Sun in Cancer, Moon in Aquarius, scrittore statunitense († 1904)

It may remain for us to learn … that our task is only beginning; and that there will never be given to us even the ghost of any help, save the help of unutterable unthinkable Time. We may have to learn that the infinite whirl of death and birth, out of which we cannot escape, is of our own creation, of our own seeking;—that the forces integrating worlds are the errors of the Past;—that the eternal sorrow is but the eternal hunger of insatiable desire;—and that the burnt-out suns are rekindled only by the inextinguishable passions of vanished lives.