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  • Erudition, n. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.

    Ambrose Bierce
    The Devil's Dictionary

    March 30, 2007

  • Vegetal ambrosia, precious grain scattered
    By the eternal Sower, I shall descend in you
    So that from our love there will be born poetry,
    Which will spring up toward God like a rare flower!

    The Soul of Wine
    Charles Baudelaire

    March 30, 2007

  • Meet me on my vast veranda
    My sweet untouched Miranda

    The Decemberists, "We Both Go Down Together", from Picaresque (2005)
    In March 2005, the Decemberists were reportedly the first band to distribute a music video via BitTorrent.

    March 30, 2007

  • Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.

    John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury PC, (1834–1913)

    March 30, 2007

  • We hanged our harps on the willows.
    Bible, Psalm cxxxvii. 2.

    December 8, 2006

  • How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
    Henry David Thoreau

    December 8, 2006

  • To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, not even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.
    Henry David Thoreau

    December 8, 2006

  • A multitude of words is no proof of a prudent mind.
    Thales (635 BC - 543 BC)

    December 8, 2006

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