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Daemon
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Every limit is a beginning as well as an ending.

George Eliot (1819-1880)
Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
Every limit is a beginning as well as an ending.

George Eliot (1819-1880)

As well as that something inbetween.
MTC
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 7:44:57 AM
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"Every limit is a beginning as well as an ending:" words which were "the beginning of the end" for Eliot and her readers in Middlemarch.

BOOK VIII. SUNSET AND SUNRISE.
87. FINALE.

Every limit is a beginning as well as an ending. Who can quit young lives after being long in company with them, and not desire to know what befell them in their after-years? For the fragment of a life, however typical, is not the sample of an even web: promises may not be kept, and an ardent outset may be followed by declension; latent powers may find their long-waited opportunity; a past error may urge a grand retrieval.

(http://www.literaturepage.com/read/middlemarch-866.html)

thar
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 8:29:58 AM

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I thought everyone in Eliot either died or lived unhappily every after!
capitán
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Optimistic ending.
jcbarros
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 11:52:57 AM

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Whirlwind of Eternity.
egeopotum
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Q1: Which quote is the best match?

a. The only constant is change - Heraclitus
b. When one doors closes, another one opens. - Alexander Graham Bell
c. Today is the first day of the rest of your life - Charles Dederich, drug rehab guru from the '60s
d. Past performance does not guarantee future results - Every hedge fund lawyer

Q2: Which is more toilsome to read than Eliot?

a. Heraclitus. He used more Greek than she did.
b. Bell. (Hint: Don't pick this one.)
c. Dederich. I never understood those smiley face posters.
d. The lawyers. One word: legalese.
e. None of the above, but throw in Faulkner and we'll talk.
Verbatim
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 3:21:47 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Every limit is a beginning as well as an ending.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


But never of the same identity.





capitán
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 10:44:05 PM

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“All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.” W.W.

There is no end, right?
From death we go back to earth; we live on.

Is there a begining?
MTC
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capitan wrote:
“All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.” W.W.

There is no end, right?
From death we go back to earth; we live on.

Is there a begining?


William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
THE SECOND COMING

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
FounDit
Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013 10:02:42 AM

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For every loss, there is a gain.
For every gain, there is a loss.

~Me~

We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
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