Archive for February, 2009

Austin Clarke

« 28 February 2009 | 23:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Planter’s Daughter When night stirred at sea And the fire brought a crowd in, They say that her beauty Was music in mouth And few in the candlelight Thought her too proud, For the house of the planter Is known by the trees. Men that had seen her Drank deep and were silent, The […]



C S Lewis

« 27 February 2009 | 21:43 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

‘Are the gods not just?’ ‘Oh no, child. What would become of us if they were?’



Honore de Balzac

« 26 February 2009 | 23:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutang trying to play the violin.



Igor Pak

« 24 February 2009 | 23:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It turns out we can do this not only practically but also theoretically.



Henry Ward Beecher

« 23 February 2009 | 23:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?



Paul Dirac

« 21 February 2009 | 21:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When I say “Yes”, it does not mean that I agree; it means only that you should go on.



Joseph Conrad

« 18 February 2009 | 21:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The worst that could be said of him was that he did not represent his class. He was a seaman, but he was a wanderer, too, while most seamen lead, if one may so express it, a sedentary life. Their minds are of the stay-at-home order, and their home is always with them–the ship; and […]



G K Chesterton

« 16 February 2009 | 8:04 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The mere brute pleasure of reading the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.



Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

« 13 February 2009 | 0:05 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.



Abraham Lincoln

« 12 February 2009 | 9:19 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We […]



Alan Coren

« 11 February 2009 | 23:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Apart from cheese and tulips, the main product of the country is advocaat, a drink made from lawyers.



Richard Lardner

« 9 February 2009 | 8:35 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

… he give her a look that you could pour on a waffle.



William James

« 8 February 2009 | 22:38 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.



Robert Frost

« 7 February 2009 | 23:36 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Fire and Ice Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.



Charlton Ogburn

« 6 February 2009 | 21:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

We trained hard . . . but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while […]



Hippocrates

« 5 February 2009 | 22:25 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.



Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

« 3 February 2009 | 23:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

He who limps is still walking.