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    Lear 1.2

    "...Well, then,
    Legitimate Edgar, I must have your land:
    Our father's love is to the bastard Edmund
    As to the legitimate: fine word,--legitimate!
    Well, my legitimate, if this letter speed,
    And my invention thrive, Edmund the base
    Shall top the legitimate. I grow; I prosper:
    Now, gods, stand up for bastards!"
    "Well, God give them wisdom that have it; and those that are fools, let them use their talents."

    - Feste, Twelfth Night


    "...till human voices wake us and we drown."

    - Eliot

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    I am now of all humours that haved showed themselves humours since the old days of goodman Adam to the pupil age of this present twelve o'clock at midnight.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    James Joyce

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    "Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one"
    The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
    "So fair yet so cold. Like a morning of pale spring, still clinging to winter's chill." - Lord of the Rings

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    But, in accordance with the primitive arrangement of things, the most trifling causes produce the greatest events, and the grandest undertakings end in the most insignificant results.

    I am not fond of reflections when they remain mere reflections.

    Old-Fashioned Farmers
    Nikolai Gogol

    (Although it's a short story, I read it as a book and loved it!)

    btw, very interesting avatar from you, melancolia!
    Last edited by white camellia; 08-16-2006 at 12:41 PM.
    There is no polite way
    of being happy

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    Success in life may come to anyone at any level in any walk of life, but whatever the degree or the profession, one's success is shaped by the help of a multitude of other people -- a team effort. Recognizing this fact, the haves should help the have-nots.
    Dr Ahmed Zewail, Voyage through Time - Walks of Life to the Nobel Prize.
    This book is really excellent. It makes you feel you are living with Dr Zewail. He is a charming and lovely character; I love him!
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    Why, thank you white camellia!

    To become the spectator of one’s own life, is to escape the suffering of life.
    The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
    Last edited by melancolia; 08-16-2006 at 03:16 PM.
    "So fair yet so cold. Like a morning of pale spring, still clinging to winter's chill." - Lord of the Rings

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    "And your idea is worth, this time, quite as much as any of mine..."
    Fanny Assingham (great name) from The Golden Bowl speaking to her husband

    (my italics)

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    "The briefest of images can sometimes blossom into the most complex thoughts, particularly when we think about them in the context of the whole poem. The second pun, on 'standing', compares Donne 'standing' to watch his mistress undress with a soldier 'standing' waiting for a battle to begin; but the pun additionally relies on us to link 'standing' with the poet's erect penis."



    Analysing Texts - John Donne - The Complete English Poems
    As Kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame . . .


    Why disqualify the rush? I'm tabled. I'm tabled.



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    Mr. Sleary in Dickens's Hard Times. "People mutht be amuthed. They can't alwayth be a learning; nor can they alwayth be a working. they an't made for it."

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    One ship is very much like another, and the sea is always the same.

    The Heart of Darkness
    Joseph Conrad

    Quote Originally Posted by melancolia View Post
    Why, thank you white camellia!
    It made me laugh.
    There is no polite way
    of being happy

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    "Slave, I before reasoned with you, but you have proved yourself unworthy of my condescension. Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am you master;-obey!"

    Frankenstein
    by Mary Shelley

    It is such a strong image I feel. This is the first time the monstar really puts Victor in his place. There is so much to reflect on in the quote. The whole book is amazing.

    -Me

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    "If the world weren't such a beautiful place, we might all turn into cynics." -Paul Auster, Moon Palace.

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    "Listen, my friend! I am a sinner and you are a sinner, but someday the sinner will be Brahma again, will someday attain Nirvana, will someday become Buddha. Now this 'someday' is illusion; it is only a comparison. The sinner is not on the way to a Buddha-like state; he is not evolving, although our thinking cannot conceive things otherwise. No, the potential Buddha already exists in the sinner; his future is already there. The potential hidden Buddha must be recognized in him, in you, in everybody. The world, Govinda, is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a long path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment; every sin already carried grace within it, all small children are potential old men, all sucklings have death within them, all dying people-eternal life."

    Siddhartha
    Herman Hesse

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    “A credulous father, and a brother noble,
    Whose nature is so far from doing harms,
    That he suspects none; on whose foolish honesty
    My practises ride easy! I see the business.
    Let me, if not by birth, have lands by wit:
    All with me's meet that I can fashion fit.”


    - - - King Lear, Act 1 Scene 2.
    As Kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame . . .


    Why disqualify the rush? I'm tabled. I'm tabled.



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    The bishop, who was sitting near him, touched his hand gently and said: "You need not tell me who you are. This is not my house; it is the house of Christ. I tell you, who are a traveller, that you are more at home here than I; whatever is here is yours. What need have I to know your name? Besides, before you told me, I knew it."
    The man opened his eyes in astonishment:
    "Really? You knew my name?"
    "Yes," answered the bishop, "your name is my brother."

    - Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
    Last edited by Viridis; 09-18-2006 at 11:21 PM.

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