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Words, words: Quote, October 31

In the spirit of Halloween:

“Beware the autumn people. … For some, autumn comes early, stays late, through life where October follows September and November touches October and then instead of December and Christ’s birth, there is no Bethlehem Star, no rejoicing, but September comes again and old October and so on down the years, with no winter, spring or revivifying summer. 152 more words


Words, words: Quote, October 27

Attentive readers are by now aware have been bludgeoned with the knowledge that my blog’s “tagline” (“Words, words. They’re all we have to go on.”), as well as the title of this “quotes” feature, is taken from Tom Stoppard’s play  460 more words


Words, words: Quote, October 20

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood. 110 more words


Words, words: Quote, October 13

“Inspirational” messages often exhort us to tackle challenges head-on, to “dive in” and “take no prisoners. JUST DO IT.” (Subtext: Shut up, stop whining, and  553 more words


Words, words: Quote, October 6

HAPPY MONDAY, nnnyyyaaahhh. (Read that in the tone you find most annoying.)

My father, something of an autodidact when it came to “literature” and history, was apt to drop into conversations verbatim quotes from books and speeches. 230 more words


Words, words: Quote, September 29

Done to death, perhaps, by the recent Apple commercial that featured the late Robin Williams’s narration, Whitman’s “O Me! O Life!” rises above mere commercialization. I’m not a love of poetry, but there is something about Whitman’s words, his cadence, that bear repeating here: 142 more words