Archive for May, 2009

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

« 29 May 2009 | 21:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

What is an epigram? A dwarfish whole, its body brevity, and wit its soul.



Sir John Harington

« 27 May 2009 | 20:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

That we may truly say this spoild the state. Youthful counsel!, private gaine, partiail hate.



Henry Ward Beecher

« 25 May 2009 | 22:38 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.



Benjamin Peirce

« 23 May 2009 | 22:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Mathematics is the science which draws necessary conclusions.



Herman Melville

« 21 May 2009 | 21:24 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method.



Edward Thomas

« 19 May 2009 | 7:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Cherry Trees The cherry trees bend over and are shedding, On the old road where all that passed are dead, Their petals, strewing the grass as for a wedding This early May morn when there is none to wed.



Hegel

« 18 May 2009 | 6:55 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Not curiosity, not vanity, not the consideration of expediency, not duty and conscientiousness, but an unquenchable, unhappy thirst that brooks no compromise leads us to truth.



A E Houseman

« 17 May 2009 | 6:10 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out … and perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.



Oliver Cromwell

« 16 May 2009 | 22:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like […]



Ian Fleming

« 11 May 2009 | 22:43 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action.



H L Mencken

« 10 May 2009 | 11:50 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The natural tendency of every government is to grow steadily worse – that is, to grow more satisfactory to those who constitute it and less satisfactory to those who support it.



Alexander Pope

« 9 May 2009 | 20:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To be angry, is to revenge the fault of others upon ourselves.



A A Milne

« 8 May 2009 | 21:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.



H L Mencken

« 4 May 2009 | 15:26 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.



Brian Patten

« 3 May 2009 | 21:50 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

One thing about poetry’s eternally true: The best reminds us of what we forgot we knew.



Anneliese Emmans Dean

« 2 May 2009 | 6:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

On The Role Of The Next Century’s Poet Laureate Poetry! Opium of the masses Feed their habit Feed their habit Poetry For the working classes Let ’em have it Let ’em have it Poetry Raise your champagne glasses Chitter chat it Chitter chat it Poetry For the lads and lasses Twitter chav it Twitter chav […]



Anneliese Emmans Dean

« 1 May 2009 | 17:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

on the appointment of Carol Ann Duffy as Poet Laureate Where there is discord, may you bring euphony Where there is error, may you bring scansion Where there is doubt, may you bring rhyme And where there are royal weddings May you bring sonnets of sterling sincerity (Or, failing that, limericks.)