Saturday 12 January 2019

Yet more quotations

A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.

W. H. Auden

Life is, I am sure, made of poetry. 

Jorge Luis Borges

The theologians say the soul has no sex but I wonder, I very much wonder. 

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.

Ruth Reichl

I like the hunting of the hare;
New sports I hold in scorn.
I like to be as my fathers were,
In the days e’er I was born.

'The Old Squire' by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt.

Friendship, “the wine of life,” should, like a well-stocked cellar, be continually renewed; and it is consolatory to think, that although we can seldom add what will equal the generous first growths of our youth, yet friendship becomes insensibly old in much less time than is commonly imagined, and not many years are required to make it mellow and pleasant.

Boswell's Life of Johnson

1 comment:

  1. 'poetry is, I am sure, made of life'

    ‘One does not establish a dictatorship to safeguard a revolution, one makes a revolution to establish a dictatorship.’

    What his customers fail to understand is that the truly posh would never pay to go to a sex party or any kind of party unless it was for charity. No doubt if you were to organize a sex-orgy ball for Cancer Research or a coke-sniffing marathon for the care of ex-servicemen, you’d have the entire British aristocracy chipping in.
    Cosmo Landesman

    "When you're talking with a Frenchman who is a Zionist Jew, and you start to say, well maybe there are problems coming from your side, maybe you might have made a few mistakes, it's not always the fault of other people if no-one can stand you wherever you go… because that's basically their general history, you see… for 2,500 years, every time they settled somewhere, after about fifty years or so, they get their arses kicked. Surely something strange here ! It's as though everyone is wrong except them. And the guy will start barking, yelling, going mad… you can't be able to carry on with the conversation. Which, to sum it all up, tells you that there's a psychopathology with Zio-Judaism, something that verges on mental illness..."
    Alain Soral,
    on the television programme Complément d'enquête broadcast on the French television channel France 2 on 20 September 2004