Archive for September, 2008

Albert Einstein

« 30 September 2008 | 7:32 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.



G K Chesterton

« 29 September 2008 | 7:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Before the time of Shakespeare men had grown used to the Ptolemaic astronomy, and since the time of Shakespeare men have grown used to the Copernican astronomy. But poets have never grown used to the stars; and it is their business to prevent anybody else ever growing used to them. And any man who reads […]



Wendy Cope

« 28 September 2008 | 19:52 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Two Cures for Love 1) Don’t see him. Don’t phone or write a letter. 2) The easy way: get to know him better.



Eugene Guillevic

« 27 September 2008 | 16:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Without end The wild flowers will have given At least their due Do not tremble You continue



Thomas Edison

« 26 September 2008 | 11:53 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.



Sophie Hannah

« 24 September 2008 | 19:40 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

commissioned by O2 as a romantic txt poem. Blank spaces count as characters. It’s true. I wasn’t sure. And then I thought of you.



Paul Saffo

« 23 September 2008 | 12:03 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Never mistake a clear view for a short distance.



C S Lewis

« 22 September 2008 | 9:03 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Disobedience to conscience is voluntary; bad poetry, on the other hand, is usually not made on purpose.



Walt Whitman

« 21 September 2008 | 18:36 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.



Ogden Nash

« 18 September 2008 | 7:19 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

One rule which woe betides the banker who fails to heed it … Never lend any money to anybody unless they don’t need it.



Maximilien Robespierre

« 17 September 2008 | 21:21 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When a Banker jumps out of a window, jump after him – that’s where the money is.



T E Lawrence

« 16 September 2008 | 15:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Lady on a hot day in Cairo: “Ninety-two this morning, Colonel Lawrence! Ninety-two. What do you say to that?” T E Lawrence: “Many happy returns of the day”



Albert Einstein

« 15 September 2008 | 21:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

On relativity I simply ignored an Axiom.



Sir William Osler

« 14 September 2008 | 19:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.



W B Yeats

« 14 September 2008 | 12:33 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Sailing to Byzantium That is no country for old men. The young In one another’s arms, birds in the trees – Those dying generations – at their song, The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas, Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long Whatever is begotten, born, and dies. Caught in that sensual music all neglect Monuments […]



Sir Arthur Helps

« 12 September 2008 | 14:10 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

No one ever praised two men equally, and pleased them both



Carl Sandburg

« 11 September 2008 | 7:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The ugliest word in the English language is “exclusive”



Frank Sidgwick

« 10 September 2008 | 22:10 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Aeronaut to his Lady I Through Blue Sky Fly To You. Why ? Sweet Love, Feet Move So Slow ! a sonnet with only 14 words original post incorrectly attributed to Frank’s brother Hugh



Henrik Ibsen

« 9 September 2008 | 8:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.



Stephen Fry

« 8 September 2008 | 8:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then, like most cliches, that cliche is untrue



Daniel O’Connell

« 7 September 2008 | 13:33 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Peel’s smile: like the silver plate on a coffin.



Arthur Symons

« 6 September 2008 | 14:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

You Remain As a perfume doth remain In the folds where it hath lain, So the thought of you, remaining Deeply folded in my brain, Will not leave me; all things leave me; You remain. Other thoughts may come and go Other moments I may know, That shall waft me, in their going As a […]



Roger McGough

« 3 September 2008 | 17:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Wiwis To amuse emus on warm summer nights Kiwis do wiwis from spectacular heights



Shelley Berman

« 2 September 2008 | 15:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A hotel correspondence. Dear Maid, Please do not leave any more of those little bars of soap in my bathroom since I have brought my own bath-sized Dial. Please remove the six unopened little bars from the shelf under the medicine chest and another three in the shower soap dish. They are in my way. […]



Democritus Junior

« 2 September 2008 | 8:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

They lard their lean books with the fat of others’ works.



Yogi Berra

« 1 September 2008 | 7:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nobody goes there anymore it is too crowded.