Monday, 29 August 2016

Quotations to start the week


Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend. 


From our human experience and history, at least as far as I am informed, I know that everything essential and great has only emerged when human beings had a home and were rooted in a tradition.
Heigegger (in an interview in 1966)

An idea isn’t responsible for the people who believe in it.
Don Marquis

At its best, the sensation of writing is that of any unmerited grace. It is handed to you, but only if you look for it. You search, you break your heart, your back, your brain, and then — and only then — it is handed to you.
Annie Dillard

The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
Lord Macaulay

The Judge: After all that, Mr Smith, I am none the wiser. 

F.E. Smith: No, my lord, but you are better informed.

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