NOT, I’ll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee; Not untwist—slack...– 40. (Carrion Comfort). Hopkins, Gerard Manley. 1918. Poems
If that which has been said of her so far were all contained within a single...– Dante, Paradiso Canto 30 (via @mattfrost)
…the whole weird premise of Savage’s claim is that eros is so...– MarriageDebate.com: A FEW COMMENTS ON THAT NYT MAGAZINE COVER STORY: Eve
Our own epoch is the epoch of nothing positive, only of transition. Since we...– The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction - Frank Kermode
This is the modern apotheosis of Joachism: the belief that one’s own age...– The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction (with a New Epilogue) - Frank Kermode
ASTRONAUT’S VOICE (o.s.) But according to Dr. Hasslein theory of time...– Planet of the Apes - Shooting Script
True thing. My wife’s great grandmother (Celiney Yasbeck) was on the Titanic with her new husband. He was bringing his new bride back from Lebanon to Wilkes-Barre, PA, where he had a shoe shop. He went down with the ship. She lived. Instead of going to Wilkes-Barre, Celiney went to Norfolk, VA, where there was a Lebanese community. In Norfolk, she met and married my wife’s...
Q: What is the difference between alternative comedy and regular comedy? A:...– McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: FAQ: Alt Comedy.
There are two kinds of dissertations. Good ones. And finished ones.
The more transcendental is your patriotism, the more practical are your...– G.K.C, Orthodoxy http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/130/pg130.html
Let us suppose we are confronted with a desperate thing—say Pimlico. If we think...– Chesterton, Orthodoxy http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/130/pg130.html
Macbeth, more than any other of Shakespeare’s plays, is a play of crisis,...– The sense of an ending: studies in the theory of fiction : with a new epilogue - Frank Kermode
Now one of the differences between doing philosophy and writing poetry is that...– The sense of an ending: studies in the theory of fiction : with a new epilogue - Frank Kermode
Unless wheat drifts down And is locked in the earth’s tomb It...– Jesus Haiku (John 12:24)
The Greeks, as Mr. Lampert observes, thought that even the gods could not change...– The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction
1. Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and...– Letters of Note: C. S. Lewis on Writing (via John Dickerson)
Furthermore, while the bodies of zombies are ghastly now, they shall not be so...– Shameless Popery: How the Summa Theologica Might Address a Zombie Uprising