Monthly Archives: August 2018
“Mouths talk without authority sometimes.” – Caroline Pafford Miller, American writer and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize.
Musings in Summer: Jorge Luis Borges “So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” Art for Summer: Bent Lindstrom (Swedish, 1925-2008) Below – “Visage et Chien”; “Personnage”; Untitled Abstract … Continue reading
“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.” – Frederich Nietzsche.
Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 24 August 1898 – Malcolm Cowley, an American poet, novelist, and literary critic. “The Long Voyage” by Malcolm Cowley Not that the pines were darker there, nor mid-May dogwood brighter … Continue reading
Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 23 August 1849 – William Ernest Henley, an English poet, critic, and editor. He is best known for his enduringly popular poem “Invictus.” “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley Out of … Continue reading
“Human beings seem to have an almost unlimited capacity to deceive themselves, and to deceive themselves into taking their own lies for truth.” – R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist.
Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 22 August 1987 – Joseph P. Lash, an American author, journalist, and recipient of both the National Book Award in Biography and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. Some quotes from … Continue reading
“It is our ignorance of things that causes all our admiration and chiefly excites our passions.” ― Edmund Burke (1729-1797), an Anglo-Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher, who is mainly remembered for his support of the American colonies … Continue reading
Musings in Summer: Vincent van Gogh “I never get tired of the blue sky.” Below – Vincent van Gogh: “Wheat Field Under a Cloudy Sky” This Date in Art History: Born 21 August 1823 – Nathaniel Everett Green, an English … Continue reading
“Ah, how the seeds of cockiness blossom when soiled in ignorance.” ― Steve Alten, American writer.