In remembrance of Quote Days


The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. (Einstein)  I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty. (Edgar Allen Poe) Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.  (Churchill) By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. (Oscar Wilde) By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter. (Confucius) Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. (Shakespeare) Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell. (Emily Dickinson) For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear. (Byron) To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all remembrance of what you have seen, and being always on the lookout for what has never been.(Magritte)


An old and dearly beloved friend of mine and I used to have quote days.  The basic aim was to make the grey English days that merge so willingly into one a little brighter and a little clearer.  I have a deep love of quotes, which is made even fonder by this memory.  I wish I had paid more attention to the things we were trying to say to one another through these quotes now.


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