(Cat): My greatest enemy is the dog.
(Dog): Mine too.
There are two kinds of creatures: enemies and competitors.
When you go out to eat, might makes right, it is said--it's a question of lionly pride.
I'm not waging war. The anthill wages war.
Me? I only want my peace and quiet.
The nerve! What that mere cabbage white gets away with!
Those stinking, miserable, worthless swallows!
I always say, what on earth are the deer good for?
Poles in the Field
Look at those stupid trees: all those branches and no order.
Quiet, poles! I am fence material.
Broken Pot in the Flowerbed
Do I really have to be with all this dirty mud? Young man, I'm too good for that.
The sun? What a slacker! Always gadding about aimlessly...no firm position at all.
Everyone has their opinion of the world. I think it reeks.
I know how things should look best of all. Orthogonal.
Plop! So, now I have unfolded my personality.
I know I'm no great river. But what inner nature I have!
I have it. The world is merely my reflection. There is nothing outside of me.
I don't run poorly--I run ahead. I indicate the future.
The Doomsaying Fly
The days are getting shorter. Woe is me, the world is ending!
A Sparrow and the World Situation
Not a horse dropping to be seen...What is the world coming to?
Look at me grow! This is the vigor of life, is it not?
Birth of a Mayfly
Look, look, I have created life!
It's spring? Eh, it'll pass. I've seen lots of springs and none of them were any good.
Even I will be the hallowed past someday.
LN 24 June, 1933