quote: Ah Love! could thou and I with Fate conspire To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire Would not we shatter it to bits - and then Remould it nearer to the Heart's desire?
From The Rubáiyát of Omár Khayyám, translated by Fitzgerald.
quote: To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
Yann Martel, in Life of Pi
quote:I remember a post card you sent me written in Norwegian with an Italian translation at the bottom, it said "everything that exists ie beautiful" followed by three exclamation points, do you still believe that?
I no longer believe in exclamation points.
quoted from memory of The Best of Youth, one of the greatest films ever.
quote: quid homini dari potest maius quum gloria, laus, et aeternitas or What more can be given to a man than glory, praise and eternity?
Pliny the Younger, reflecting that Martial gift of poems dedicated to him was greater than his gift of cash.
quote: Just as a target is not set up in order to be missed, so neither does the nature of evil exist in the world.