Tag Archives: Life

The Secret Of Life: George Sand

Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age, and to imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning. I think that is the only way to keep adding to one’s … Continue reading

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Life May Be Short, But Youth Is Long: Robert Southey

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. Robert Southey The Doctor (1812) ch 130

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Coda: Dorothy Parker

There’s little in taking or giving, There’s little in water or wine; This living, this living, this living Was never a project of mine. Oh, hard is the struggle, and sparse is The gain of the one at the top, … Continue reading

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Try Anything Once?: Arnold Bax

You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk-dancing. Arnold Bax 1883-1953 Farewell My Youth (1943), quoting ‘a sympathetic Scot’

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Management Of The World, The Universe And Everything: Ronald Firbank

The world is disgracefully managed. One hardly knows to whom to complain. Ronald Firbank The image is copyright: Anton Balazh via Shutterstock

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Bagpipe Music: Louis MacNeice

It’s no go the merry-go-round, it’s no go the rickshaw, All we want is a limousine and a ticket for the peepshow. Their knickers are made of crêpe-de-chine, their shoes are made of python, Their halls are lined with tiger … Continue reading

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Life: Lady Burton

Life is like traveling in an open carriage with one’s back to the horses — you see the path, —you have an indistinct notion of the sides, but none whatever of where you are going. ‘Lady Burton’, quoted in ‘The … Continue reading

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