Friday, July 30, 2010

from Alfred

"Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved heaven and earth, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek to find, and not to yield."

~ Alfred Lord Tennyson ~

Monday, July 26, 2010

word of the day :: fie


used to express disgust or disapproval.
14th Century;  ME, fi from Anglo-French

"Fie, fie, you counterfeit You puppet, you!"
:: William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream ::

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Friday, July 23, 2010

from James

"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive."

~ James Baldwin ~

Monday, July 19, 2010

word of the day :: soothsayer


a person who professes to foretell events.
1300–50;  ME sothseyere, sothseyer. 

"Someone has said that the first soothsayer, the first prophet, was the first rascal who encountered a fool."
:: Voltaire ::

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