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Homer Said

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.

— The Iliad, Homer.


Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

So, I’m reading this wonderful book by Emily St John Mandel, and I come across this page. This page explains why I do what I do, why I write, why I take risks, why I have invested and will continue to invest everything I can in art. 220 more words


They spoke very little of their mutual feeling; pretty phrases and warm expressions being probably unnecessary between such tried friends.

Thomas Hardy

November 23, 1874: Thomas Hardy’s first major success, Far From the Madding Crowd, was published 140 years ago today.

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“Drag your coffin my lord”

Samuel Beckett


Parables From Nature

Here is a small portion of the story “The Unknown Land” from Parables From Nature by Mrs. Alfred Gatty (1809-1873):

And the Sedge Warbler changed her note, and sang to her tender little one of her own young days, when she was as happy and as gay as now, though not here among the reed-beds; and how, after she had lived and rejoiced in her happiness many pleasant months, a voice seemed to rise within her that said–”This is not your Rest!

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