Archive for December, 2011

Philip Larkin

« 31 December 2011 | 23:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

New Year Poem Tomorrow in the offices the year on the stamps will be altered; Tomorrow new diaries consulted, new calendars stand; With such small adjustments life will again move forward Implicating us all; and the voice of the living be heard: “It is to us that you should turn your straying attention; Us who […]

C S Lewis

« 25 December 2011 | 10:36 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

“Always winter and never Christmas; think of that.” said Tumnus. “How awful!” said Lucy.

John Maynard Keynes

« 20 December 2011 | 13:17 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.

Christopher Hitchens

« 19 December 2011 | 10:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realise that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.

Vaclav Havel

« 18 December 2011 | 23:21 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.

Alexander Pope

« 17 December 2011 | 23:02 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.

T S Eliot

« 16 December 2011 | 23:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time

E E Cummings

« 9 December 2011 | 10:07 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.

Michel de Montaigne

« 5 December 2011 | 2:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.