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May 2012

VOLTAIRE ~ READING AND DANCING

in Just a bit of everything and everyone... by
Voltaire

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”

Voltaire

OSCAR WILDE ~ ON BEAUTY

in The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers.../Thoughts on literature by
wilde

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

OSCAR WILDE ~ ON POETS

in Poetical Visions by
oscar-wilde


A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
~Oscar Wilde

ALBERT EINSTEIN ~ ON IMAGINATION

in Art & the Unconscious Mind/Just a bit of everything and everyone... by
einst_fid

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

Albert Einstein

ALBERTO MANGUEL ~ DREAMING ABOUT BOOKS

in The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
b&w Portait with lamp ∏Stephenson

“We can imagine the books we’d like to read, even if they have not yet been written, and we can imagine libraries full of books we would like to possess, even if they are well beyond our reacher, because we enjoy dreaming up a library that reflects every one of our interests and every one of our foibles–a library that, in its variety and complexity, fully reflects the reader we are.”

Alberto Manguel , The Library at Night

Photo by J. Stephenson

HARUKI MURAKAMI ~ OBLIVION

in The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
Murakami

“Most things are forgotten over time. Even the war itself, the life-and-death struggle people went through is now like something from the distant past. We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about everyday, too many new things we have to learn. But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone.”

Haruki Murakami

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