Archive for January, 2010

Brian O’Nolan

« 30 January 2010 | 17:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

“You told me what the first rule of wisdom is,” I said. “What is the second rule?” “That can be answered,” he said. “There are five in all. Always ask any questions that are to be asked and never answer any. Turn everything you hear to your own advantage. Always carry a repair outfit. Take […]



Fyodor Dostoevsky

« 24 January 2010 | 20:01 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Every man has some reminiscences which he would not tell to everyone, but only to his friends. He has others which he would not reveal even to his friends, but only to himself, and that in secret. But finally there are still others which a man is even afraid to tell himself, and every decent […]



Wendy Cope

« 23 January 2010 | 21:27 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The Widow I like this piece. I think you’d like it too. We didn’t very often disagree Back in the days when I sat here with you And knew that you were coming home with me. This is the future. It arrived so fast. When we were young it seemed so far away. Our years […]



Lord Byron

« 20 January 2010 | 20:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To my extreme mortification, I grow wiser every day.



Alexander Pope

« 17 January 2010 | 23:52 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

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



Thomas Traherne

« 12 January 2010 | 22:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

As nothing is more easy than to think, so nothing is more difficult than to think well.



Alexander Pope

« 11 January 2010 | 10:18 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A little Learning is a dang’rous Thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring: There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. Fir’d at first Sight with what the Muse imparts, In fearless Youth we tempt the Heights of Arts, While from the bounded Level of our Mind, Short Views […]



E B White

« 10 January 2010 | 15:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A poet dares be just so clear and no clearer… He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it. A poet utterly clear is a trifle glaring.



Mark Twain (well possibly)

« 9 January 2010 | 14:51 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

History does not repeat itself – but it rhymes.



Ernest Hemingway

« 2 January 2010 | 8:22 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best — make it all up — but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way.



Robert A Heinlein

« 1 January 2010 | 14:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Take sides! Always take sides! You will sometimes be wrong — but the man who refuses to take sides must always be wrong.