Category Archives: quotes

Ides Of March

Julius Caesar returned from the Conquest of Gaul loaded with plunder i.e. gold and slaves. He paid off the debt of every Roman, thereby freeing the hoi polloi from the tyranny of the upper classes. The Senators feared the Dictator’ rising popularity and accused Caesar of seeking the title of King. Caesar rejected their claim, […]

Jane Birkin on Proust

My mother was right. When you’ve got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust. – Jane Birkin Personally I wasn’t able to read past the opening line of A LA RECHERCHE DU TEMPS PERDU. “For a long time I used to go to bed early.” I never […]

I Love My Sleep

As much as I hate Daylight Savings Time, I was happy to sleep another hour this morning. After waking with the dawn I pulled the covers over my head for shelter from the light and arranged the pillows for renewed comfortability. The next forty-five minutes belonged to a blissful slumber. Sleep is the drug. ZZZZZZZZZZZZ. […]

October 10

In two days some of America will celebrate Columbus Day. Many will curse the Genoan On October 10, 1492 the great navigator was two hundred miles from land. In 1973 Vice President Agnew was deposed as Nixon’s vice president for graft. He once said, “An intellectual is a man who doesn’t know how to park […]

Beauty as a Beast

Lady Caroline Blackwood “A mermaid who dines upon the bones of her winded lovers.” Robert Lowell husband/poet