Archive for March, 2009

John Donne

« 31 March 2009 | 20:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Sun Rising Busy old fool, unruly Sun, Why dost thou thus, Through windows, and through curtains, call on us? Must to thy motions lovers’ seasons run? Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide Late school-boys and sour prentices, Go tell court-huntsmen that the king will ride, Call country ants to harvest offices; Love, all alike, no […]



Francis Bacon

« 30 March 2009 | 22:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.



Clive James

« 29 March 2009 | 23:15 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The book of my enemy has been remaindered And I am pleased In vast quantities it has been remaindered.



Ashleigh Brilliant

« 27 March 2009 | 21:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is a world which I alone rule, but it ends at my fingertips.



Stephen Donaldson

« 24 March 2009 | 10:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

This you have to understand. There’s only one way to hurt a man who’s lost everything. Give him back something broken.



Thomas Carlyle

« 22 March 2009 | 22:08 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

No pressure, no diamonds.



Immanuel Kant

« 21 March 2009 | 18:35 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

…number not voices, but weigh them.



G K Chesterton

« 17 March 2009 | 21:51 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much.



Victor Hugo

« 15 March 2009 | 11:22 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

He caught glimpses of everything, but saw nothing.



Wole Soyinka

« 14 March 2009 | 18:44 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I said: “A tiger does not proclaim his tigritude, he pounces”. In other words: a tiger does not stand in the forest and say: “I am a tiger”. When you pass where the tiger has walked before, you see the skeleton of the duiker, you know that some tigritude has been emanated there.



Jiddu Krishnamurti

« 12 March 2009 | 19:09 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The description is not the described; I can describe the mountain, but the description is not the mountain, and if you are caught up in the description, as most people are, then you will never see the mountain.



Franz Werfel

« 11 March 2009 | 21:36 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Between too early and too late, there is never more than a moment.



Christopher Morley

« 8 March 2009 | 23:52 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Printer’s ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while […]



Jonathan Swift

« 6 March 2009 | 21:03 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

May you live all the days of your life.



George MacDonald

« 5 March 2009 | 7:50 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it.



Lewis Mumford

« 4 March 2009 | 21:28 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Trend is not destiny



E L Doctorow

« 2 March 2009 | 23:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.