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QOTD: August

There is no month in the whole year, in which nature wears a more beautiful appearance than in the month of August. Spring has many beauties, and May is a fresh and blooming month, but the charms of this time … Continue reading

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QOTD: The Rotation of the Earth Round the Sun

Denial, anger, bargaining, despair–I’m not sure I went through all the stages prescribed by the experts. At some point, though, I arrived at acceptance–of my limits, and, in a way, my mortality. I refocused on my work in the state … Continue reading

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QOTD: These Literary Conversations

“Oh, Bertie. Do you read Rosie M. Banks’s novels?” she asked. I was a bit surprised at her changing the subject like this, but equally relieved. A talk about current literature, I felt, might ease the strain. These booky chats … Continue reading

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QOTD: The Consummate Palaverer and Jabberer

I am a walking monument of concepts, a scrimshaw of thought, electric deliriums of philosophy and wonder. You love concepts. I am their receptacle. You love dreams in motion. I move. You love palaver and jabber. I am the consummate … Continue reading

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QOTD: Schopenhauer, You Old Smoothy

From today’s Writer’s Almanac: He also believed that women were childish, and meant to obey. Schopenhauer never married. Ha ha. Sorry, Schopenhauer, I can’t understand why you struck out. In other news, happy birthday, Edna St. Vincent Millay! You guys, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: The Indestructible Shakespeare

“Shakespeare is adamantine. No matter what we do, we can’t fuck him up.” -John Logan Logan is the playwright and screenwriter who adapted Shakespeare’s Coriolanus for the screen. The above quote comes from a nice bit in this week’s New … Continue reading

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QOTD: One of Those Bracers

“…get me one of those bracers of yours, will you?” “I have one in readiness, sir, in the ice-box.” He shimmered out, and I sat up in bed with that rather unpleasant feeling you get sometimes that you’re going to … Continue reading

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QOTD: Bibliophilia and Our Sinking Funds

“He has no secret vices, but he is totally abandoned in the way he buys book after book, never to read a single one. I wouldn’t mind if he used his head and bought in moderation, but no. Whenever the … Continue reading

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QOTD: Book Reviews

“Besides,” said Mr Norrell, “I really have no desire to write reviews of other people’s books. Modern publications upon magic are the most pernicious things in the world, full of misinformation and wrong opinions.” “Then sir, you may say so. … Continue reading

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