Feste's Lute

Scribbles & Sketches of the Unspeakable

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Those who do not learn history are doomed to pre-heat it.

Allegedly first said in some form by George Santayana, but this version should be attributed to my auto-correct.
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In wintertime we burn them,” he said, pointing to a round metal stove. “This one has eaten many pianos.

For More Pianos, Last Note Is Thud in the Dump – NYTimes.com

  • Carl Demler, Owner of Beethoven’s Pianos, New York, NY

via Olga Nunes

Love this quote. Sounds like something from a creepy children’s book…

To give people pleasure in the things they must perforce use, that is one great office of decoration; to give people pleasure in the things they must perforce make, that is the other use of it.

Does not our subject look important enough now? I say that without these arts, our rest would be vacant and uninteresting, our labour mere endurance, mere wearing away of body and mind.

Laden Autumn here I stand
Worn of heart, and weak of hand:
Nought but rest seems good to me,
Speak the word that sets me free.

Autumn by William Morris

OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!

The Ballad of East and West – Rudyard Kipling

Inside, we are ageless and when we talk to ourselves, it’s the same age of the person we were talking to when we were little. It’s the body that is changing around that ageless centre.

David Lynch (via maryjessica)

A genuine work of art must mean many things; the truer its art, the more things it will mean. If my drawing, on the other hand, is so far from being a work of art that it needs THIS IS A HORSE written under it, what can it matter that neither you nor your child should know what it means? It is there not so much to convey a meaning as to wake a meaning. — But a man may then imagine in your work what he pleases, what you never meant! — Not what he pleases, but what he can. If he be not a true man, he will draw evil out of the best; we need not mind how he treats any work of art! If he be a true man, he will imagine true things; what matter whether I meant them or not?

The Fantastic Imagination – George MacDonald

And this one’s better…

Alas! how easily things go wrong!
A sigh too deep or a kiss too long,
And then comes a mist and a weeping rain,
And life is never the same again.

Phantastes – George MacDonald

If there was a Lit crush box, he’d be right up by the heart for me. =P

Quoting yourself has come to be known in our industry as ‘laying down orange koans’ because the result is rarely desirable, and everyone in proximity is left with the feeling that we are indirectly financing the inconvenience.

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