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Interests: Literature, Philology, Philosophy, History, Languages, Tolkien, Travelling, Parkour, JKD, etc
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Last Visit: Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:31:30 AM
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Topic: It was on one of those mornings, common in early spring, when the year, fickle and changeable in its youth like all other...
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:31:15 AM
Just like that moment between waking up and getting up every morning.
Topic: Xenoglossy
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:29:19 AM
I got to speak English as I do without being in direct contact with natives, really.
But the result of hard work and discipline must never be depreciated or defaced, being put together with superstition.
Topic: But what is Government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?
Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:53:24 AM
Just like religion.
Topic: I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the...
Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 1:15:29 PM
_Emerson in a nutshell.
Topic: Constanze Mozart (1762)
Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 1:17:39 AM


She is supposed to be on the far left of this daguerreotype photograph.
Authentic or sham, I have no idea.
Topic: I shall be like that tree,—I shall die at the top.
Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 1:07:57 AM
As the winter of our lives comes atop, we die as withering trees.
Topic: Experience, n.: The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already...
Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 11:33:50 AM
Daemon wrote:
Experience, n.: The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)


Recognize our folly?
There's plenty of people in the world who don't seem to be doing so.


Quoting Shaw,

If history repeats itself,
and the unexpected always happens,
how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
Topic: James Bond (1900)
Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 11:13:41 AM
I can't believe I didn't know this!
Thanks!
Topic: I cannot imagine why we should be at the expense to furnish wit for succeeding ages, when the former have made no sort of...
Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 7:53:26 PM
Furnishing next generations already here with wit would be nice.
Progeny is what I do not wish to furnish this world with.
Topic: The woods are never solitary—they are full of whispering, beckoning, friendly life. But the sea is a mighty soul, forever...
Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 3:24:15 PM
Daemon wrote:
The woods are never solitary—they are full of whispering, beckoning, friendly life. But the sea is a mighty soul, forever moaning of some great, unshareable sorrow, which shuts it up into itself for all eternity…The woods call to us with a hundred voices, but the sea has one only—a mighty voice that drowns our souls in its majestic music. The woods are human, but the sea is of the company of the archangels.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)


_Why is the Sea so alien to us?
or why does it have to?


_Ishamel, with his great love for the Sea, referred to us as 'water-gazers'.
And when life was so unbearable, he simply took to the ship.
Right? To escape the life, the human life.

_But he continues...the streets, they all take you waterwards.
even us, landsmen, people of desks, counters,
benches and alleys, are fixed in ocean reveries.
_Then asks himself if the green fields are gone.
All of them, mortal men, just getting as close to water as possible.

_Perhaps the Sea is not at all alien to us.
Maybe we all carry it in ourselves, we just don't know yet.
it might be so mystical because it bears the same essence whence we sprung.

_After all, Ishmael did say ...

'if they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or other,
cherish very nearly the same feeling towards the ocean with me.''

_Or simply, in Joyce's words 'The Sea, the snotgreen Sea, the scrotumtightening Sea.'

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