Archive for October, 2005

Eric Schulman

« 31 October 2005 | 6:17 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

The History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less Quantum fluctuation. Inflation. Expansion. Strong nuclear interaction. Particle-antiparticle annihilation. Deuterium and helium production. Density perturbations. Recombination. Blackbody radiation. Local contraction. Cluster formation. Reionization? Violent relaxation. Virialization. Biased galaxy formation? Turbulent fragmentation. Contraction. Ionization. Compression. Opaque hydrogen. Massive star formation. Deuterium ignition. Hydrogen fusion. Hydrogen depletion. […]

Ring Lardner

« 30 October 2005 | 6:02 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Shut up he explained.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

« 29 October 2005 | 10:18 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Pied Beauty Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever […]

Niccolo Machiavelli

« 28 October 2005 | 7:03 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Niccolo Machiavelli »

But when evening comes, I return home and go into my library. At the door I take off my muddy everyday clothes. I dress myself as though I were about to appear before a royal court as a Florentine envoy. Then decently attired I enter the antique courts of the great men of antiquity. They […]

Stephen Crane

« 27 October 2005 | 7:54 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A Man Feared… A man feared that he might find an assassin; Another that he might find a victim. One was more wise than the other.

G K Chesterton

« 26 October 2005 | 8:13 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

He may be mad, but there’s method in his madness. There nearly always is method in madness. It’s what drives men mad, being methodical.

Icndrielbe Mnid

« 25 October 2005 | 5:36 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do […]


« 24 October 2005 | 7:55 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavour to be what you want to appear.

Anais Nin

« 23 October 2005 | 7:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

And the day came when the risk it took to remain closed in a bud became more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Matsuo Basho

« 22 October 2005 | 9:51 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Haiku old pond….. a frog leaps in water’s sound

Horatio Nelson

« 21 October 2005 | 11:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

England confides that every man will do his duty. explanation from Lieutenant John Pasco – signal officer on the Victory His Lordship came to me on the poop, and after ordering certain signals to be made, about a quarter to noon, he said. “Mr Pasco, I wish to say to the fleet, ENGLAND CONFIDES THAT […]

Horatio Nelson

« 20 October 2005 | 7:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat.

Horatio Nelson

« 19 October 2005 | 8:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor.

Horatio Nelson

« 18 October 2005 | 6:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time and it has made a man of me.

Horatio Nelson

« 17 October 2005 | 8:10 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon.

E E Cummings

« 16 October 2005 | 7:54 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

lady i will touch you lady, i will touch you with my mind. touch you and touch and touch until you give me suddenly a smile, shyly obscene (lady i will touch you with my mind.) Touch you,that is all, lightly and you utterly will become with infinite care the poem which i do not […]

Fleur Adcock

« 15 October 2005 | 11:19 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Immigrant November ’63: eight months in London. I pause on the low bridge to watch the pelicans: they float swanlike, arching their white necks over only slightly ruffled bundles of wings, burying awkward beaks in the lake’s water. I clench cold fists in my Marks and Spencer`s jacket and secretly test my accent once again: […]

G C Lichtenberg

« 14 October 2005 | 7:21 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

« 13 October 2005 | 6:33 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.

Piet Hein

« 12 October 2005 | 7:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Who Is Learned? A definition One who, consuming midnight oil in studies diligent and slow, teaches himself, with painful toil, the things that other people know.

Sir Walter Raleigh

« 11 October 2005 | 11:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

“Tis a sharp medicine, but it will cure all that ails you.” – last words before his beheading.

Elizabeth I

« 10 October 2005 | 12:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

All my possessions for a moment of time.

Tenesse Williams

« 9 October 2005 | 22:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Make voyages! Attempt them… there’s nothing else.

William Blake

« 8 October 2005 | 19:40 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

He who binds himself to joy doth the winged life destroy; but he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in eternity’s sunrise.

G K Chesterton

« 7 October 2005 | 6:10 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Man is always something worse or something better than an animal; and a mere argument from animal perfection never touches him at all. Thus, in sex no animal is either chivalrous or obscene. And thus no animal invented anything so bad as drunkenness – or so good as drink.

Benjamin Disraeli

« 6 October 2005 | 8:02 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

A man who loses his money, gains, at the least, experience, and sometimes, something better.

Piet Hein

« 5 October 2005 | 7:13 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A bit beyond perception’s reach I sometimes believe I see that life is two locked boxes each containing the other’s key.

H L Mencken

« 4 October 2005 | 7:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.

Edward Gibbon

« 3 October 2005 | 7:25 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigator.

E E Cummings

« 2 October 2005 | 8:28 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

William Shakespeare

« 1 October 2005 | 13:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If we shadows have offended, think but this; and all is mended that you have but slumbered here while these visions did appear and this weak and idle theme no more yielding but a dream. Gentles–do not reprehend if you pardon, we will mend. And, as I am an honest Puck if we have unearned […]