I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for...– Albert Einstein
Great art is clear thinking about mixed feelings.– W.H Auden
Consciously or unconsciously, we manipulate our memories to include or omit...– Patrick Duff
Art is not truth; art is a lie that enables us to recognize truth.– Picasso
No artist tolerates reality.– Nietzsche
… he who best discerns the worth of time/ is most distressed whenever time...– Alighieri, Dante. “Purgatorio”
When the mind is master of itself, threats are no matter.– Sophocles, “Oedipus at Colonus”
The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English →
Ailurophile A cat-lover. Assemblage A gathering. Becoming Attractive. Beleaguer To exhaust with attacks. Brood To think alone. Bucolic In a lovely rural setting. Bungalow A small, cozy cottage. Chatoyant Like a cat’s eye. Comely Attractive. Conflate To blend together. Cynosure A focal point of admiration. Dalliance A brief love affair. Demesne Dominion, territory. Demure Shy and reserved....
Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness.– Sophocles, “Ajax”
Who Are We?
Who are we, These unique minds and individual hearts, The gears of the collective machinery Of which continually grind day by day by night, These links that bind the chains Of artificial spiderweb in the fabric of our history? Who are we, Who admires the wondrous dynamo of nature, From the craggy cliffs and valleys To the ever-restless calm of Neptune’s realm; Yet who distance...
The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a...– John Milton, “Paradise Lost” Book 1, lines 254-255
I raise my hat to the learned gentleman. You made me sweat more than enough.– Mephisto; Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, “Faust”
An untitled rant on society
Beware ye, who enters here! The blind haze of desert mirages and improbable fortunes! The smoking prison houses of slavery and slaughter, of which to feed the unquenchable hunger a thousand leviathans! The multitude of bladed skyscrapers which pierce the skies that rot with the scabs of aluminium smog and industry! The chanting choruses of unholy tenors who call out like sirens to...
Just finished my last exam, and now I have the entire winter break to relax and catch up on sleep I so sorely missed. The average college- or university-goer has three places in which they spend the grand majority of their holidays: the bed, the couch, and the local pub. Me? I’ll be spending this break doing a kind of extracurricular activity called “English nerd stuff”. Let me...
When one is wise, it is wisest to seem foolish.– Aeschylus, “Prometheus Bound”