Friday, May 24, 2019

Camille Paglia: Quotes from The Commonplace Book

Subversion requires limits to violate. --Camille Paglia

Thursday, May 23, 2019

T. H. White: Quotes from The Commonplace Book

“We cannot build the future by avenging the past.”

― T.H. White, The Once and Future King

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Francois de la Rochefoucauld: Quotes from The Commonplace Book

"Thinkers think and doers do. But until the thinkers do and the doers think, progress will be just another word in the already overburdened vocabulary of the talkers who talk."

Monday, May 20, 2019

Charles Schulz: Quotes from The Commonplace Book

“Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos.”
― Charles M. Schulz

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

"Stifled by Heaps of Imitations"

“It is not wonderful, but yet it excites wonder, when, in contemplating a literature, [especially the German,] one observes how a whole nation cannot get free from a subject which has been given, and happily treated in a certain form, but will have it repeated in every manner, until, at last, the original itself is covered up, and stifled by the heaps of imitations.” – Goethe

Monday, May 6, 2019