Archive for November, 2006

T E Hulme

« 30 November 2006 | 7:38 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Image Old houses were scaffolding once and workmen whistling.

Piet Hein

« 29 November 2006 | 7:44 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Similarity Commutative Law No cow’s like a horse, and no horse like a cow. That’s one similarity anyhow.

G K Chesterton

« 28 November 2006 | 21:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, ‘Do it again’ and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not […]

Joseph Cossman

« 27 November 2006 | 8:01 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.

David Viscott

« 26 November 2006 | 10:43 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

William Strode

« 25 November 2006 | 13:32 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A Riddle: On A Kiss What thing is that, nor felt nor seene Till it bee given? a present for a Queene: A fine conceite to give and take the like: The giver yet is farther for to seeke; The taker doth possesse nothing the more, The giver hee hath nothing lesse in store: And […]

Charles Kinsley

« 24 November 2006 | 8:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

John Dewey

« 23 November 2006 | 7:10 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Anyone who has begun to think, places some portion of the world in jeopardy.

Lewis Carroll

« 22 November 2006 | 7:24 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

How Doth the Little Crocodile How doth the little crocodile Improve his shining tail, And pour the waters of the Nile On every golden scale! How cheerfully he seems to grin, How neatly spreads his claws, And welcomes little fishes in, With gently smiling jaws!

Lord Franks

« 21 November 2006 | 7:25 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is a secret in the Oxford sense. You may tell it to only one person at a time.

Princess Marie Louise

« 20 November 2006 | 8:01 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When I left the room after sitting next to Mr. Gladstone, I thought he was the cleverest man in England. But after sitting next to Mr. Disraeli, I thought I was the cleverest woman in England.

C S Lewis

« 19 November 2006 | 8:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

.. . and almost at the same moment I knew that I had met this before, long, long ago (it hardly seems longer now) . . . And with that plunge back into my own past there arose at once, almost like heartbreak, the memory of Joy itself, the knowledge that I had once had […]

T E Hulme

« 18 November 2006 | 14:55 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Embankment (The fantasia of a fallen gentleman on a cold, bitter night.) Once, in finesse of fiddles found I ecstasy, In the flash of gold heels on the hard pavement. Now see I That warmth’s the very stuff of poesy. Oh, God, make small The old star-eaten blanket of the sky, That I may […]

Jewish Proverb

« 17 November 2006 | 7:52 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nothing is difficult, you only need to know how.

Benedict De Spinoza

« 16 November 2006 | 7:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.

Marchette Gaylord Chute

« 15 November 2006 | 7:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Fairies You can’t see fairies unless you’re good. That’s what Nurse said to me. They live in the smoke of the chimney, Or down in the roots of a tree; They brush their wings on a tulip, Or hide behind a pea. But you can’t see fairies unless you’re good, So they aren’t much use […]

Rex Todhunter Stout

« 14 November 2006 | 9:54 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I don’t answer questions containing two or more unsupported assumptions.

G K Chesterton

« 13 November 2006 | 7:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

‘Free verse’? You may as well call sleeping in a ditch ‘free architecture.’

Beverly D’Onfrio

« 12 November 2006 | 10:03 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

One day can make your life, one day can ruin your life. All life is, is four or five days that can change everything.

X J Kennedy

« 11 November 2006 | 14:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nude Descending a Staircase Toe upon toe, a snowing flesh, A gold of lemon, root and rind, She sifts in sunlight down the stairs With nothing on. Nor on her mind. We spy beneath the banister A constant thresh of thigh on thigh. Her lips imprint the swinging air That parts to let her parts […]

C S Lewis

« 10 November 2006 | 8:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.

Michel De Montaigne

« 9 November 2006 | 7:17 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.

Rudyard Kipling

« 8 November 2006 | 7:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Idiot Boy He wandered down the moutain grade Beyond the speed assigned– A youth whom Justice often stayed And generally fined. He went alone, that none might know If he could drive or steer. Now he is in the ditch, and Oh! The differential gear!

Mark Twain

« 7 November 2006 | 7:15 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain’t no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. Opening lines of “The […]

Ralph Waldo Emerson

« 6 November 2006 | 8:05 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity. The inventor did it because it was natural to him, and so in him it has a charm. In the imitator something else is natural, and he bereaves himself of his own beauty, to come short of another man’s.

Robert Heinlein

« 5 November 2006 | 10:13 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I never learned from a man who agreed with me.

Andrew Marvel

« 4 November 2006 | 16:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Definition of Love My Love is of a birth as rare As ’tis, for object, strange and high; It was begotten by Despair Upon Impossibility. Magnanimous Despair alone Could show me so divine a thing, Where feeble Hope could ne’er have flown But vainly flapped its tinsel wing. And yet I quickly might arrive […]

Michel de Montaigne

« 3 November 2006 | 9:09 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom.

Will Rogers

« 2 November 2006 | 7:26 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

An ignorant person is one who doesn’t know what you have just found out.

Judith Nicholls

« 1 November 2006 | 14:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Romans in Britain (A history in forty words) The Romans gave us aqueducts, fine buildings and straight roads, where all those Roman legionaries marched with heavy loads. They gave us central heating, good laws a peaceful home – then after just four centuries they shuffled back to Rome.