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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:14 pm
by Malia
"I heard that Mr. Lewis said a thing I am not at all contented with--Says he 'O, he is quite the little Poet' now this is abominable--you might as well say Bonaparte is quite the little Soldier--You see what it is to be under six foot and not a lord."
John Keats in a letter to the George Keatses February 14, 1819

This is one of my favorite comments to George--I can almost hear the fluster in Keats's voice as I read it. It is sad he was so upset and self-conscious about his height, but this passage is hillarious!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:38 pm
by Saturn
It also shows his self-conciousness about his class - the aforementioned 'Lord' is of course Byron whom he was outrageously jealous of.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:49 am
by Saturn
“…What though the sea with waves continuall
Doe eat the earth, it is no more at all:
Ne is the earth the lesse, or looseth ought,
For whatsoever from one place doth fall
Is with the tide to another brought:
For there is nothing lost, that may be found if sought.”
Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Bk. V, II, 39.

The Loving Individuals

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:18 am
by MonroeDoctrine
"Do not hide your cowardice behind a cloak of expediency, for every new day that you hesitate, failing to oppose this offspring from hell, your guilt, as in a parabolic curve grows higher and higher,"(The White Rose, The Third Leaflett).

The White Rose was a movement of young Christian students fighting to bring back the beautiful culture that had been lost in Germany due to Fascism. You can easily find their leafletts online.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:43 pm
by Brave Archer
"....Only Poets, since they must excavate and recreate history, have ever learn'd anything from it."

"Brilliance without passion is nothing more than sterility."

"The hope that we, human beings, can be better than we are- dies hard; perhaps one can no longer live if one allows that hope to die."

"Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is growing up. " I LOVE this one.

"Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go."

"The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers."

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."

All the qoutes are Baldwin.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:26 am
by Saturn
Baldwin :?:

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:30 am
by Brave Archer
Saturn wrote:Baldwin :?:

James Baldwin

Now another James I love, Joyce.

"A man's errors are his portals of discovery.” Makes me feel better when i've made a mistake.

“All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light...."

“Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.”

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:40 am
by Saturn
Never heard of him :?

Just googled his name.

Sorry but I'm stuck in a 19th Century timewarp :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:55 am
by Brave Archer
Baldwin is a great writer (I think so anyway) one of my favorites. You'll love him too.

Western Ideas

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:50 am
by MonroeDoctrine
Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come , He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God does not come with observation;
Nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed the kingdom of God is within you."


PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:07 am
by Brave Archer
Okay now, listen to this..

A mystical teacher sat by the seaside
It was about five o'clock cause we heard the free ride
Anyway; the teacher was talking in stride
sitting upon a rock that was wide
and warning against false pride
"Come to where I reside!" a woman cried
and the teacher replied, "Do you serve your fish fried?"
"Yes," she replied, "with potato salad on the side."
And the teacher replied, "Well where do you reside?"
She said, "Up on the hillside, it's not a far ride.
If you came to have dinner, I would be so gratified."
The teacher replied, "It's six o'clock, seven o'clock, you decide."
She replied, "Seven o'clock, do you like stir-fried?"
She was mystified and felt so dignified
The teacher was coming to the house where she resides
So she purified with pesticides
Called her friends up nationwide
Some of her friends were tongue-tied they felt so glorified
She made steamed fish, baked fish, fish that was fried
Soup, steamed vegetables, potato salad on the side
You could smell the bread in the oven far and wide
Natural juices and water purified
Organic fruits brought from the countryside
with silver forks and knives placed side by side
You could not be dissatisfied;
looking out the window staring at the mountainside,
you would have died
6:59 she's swollen with pride
As the moment intensified, there's a knock from outside
She opens the door, for the teacher has arrived
But to her surprise, it was a bum who cried
"Please, I smelt the bread from outside!
One piece," and then she replied
"The teacher is coming, he's soon to have arrived.
You're making me look bad, come on now, step aside!"
The bum then replied,
"When I say I'm hungry I haven't lied.
Give me some of that chicken that you just fried."
She replied, "Chicken - fried?
No that's for the teacher, you're not purified"
Then she slammed the door and went back inside
Sat on the couch with the TV Guide
She looked at the clock, it was 7:09, then 7:30;
he still hasn't arrived
Eight o'clock, she's on the downside
Nine o'clock, by now she's teary-eyed
She's pissed off and her anger multiplied
She cried, then fell asleep dissatisfied
Next day she woke up, and was preoccupied
with meeting the mystical teacher who lied
Where could he hide?
She ran down by the seaside
He was there teaching about - false pride
"You lied!" she replied, "You lied!
You said you'd be there at seven o'clock, you lied!"
He replied, "No I have not lied.
I came at 6:59, and you told me to move aside.
I asked for bread and the chicken that was fried.
And you said, that I wasn't purified."
She replied, "I wasn't notified!
I had no idea that you was the bum that cried!"
And the teacher sighed, then replied,
"This concludes our lesson on false pride."

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:09 am
by Saturn
Who's that quote by :?:

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:00 am
by Malia
"Great ships are safe in the harbor, but that's not where great ships were made to be."
--Author unknown

"Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did--only backwards and in high heels."
--As seen on a bumper sticker while driving one day

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:13 am
by Saturn
Malia wrote:"Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did--only backwards and in high heels."
--As seen on a bumper sticker while driving one day

Ha, good one :D

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:20 pm
by Brave Archer
Saturn wrote:Who's that quote by :?:

That quote is by THE greatest rapper of all time KRS-One ( Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone).