Tag: words and pictures

Words and Pictures: A sort of vantage

Posted April 26, 2020 by Lory in quotes / 0 Comments
Words and Pictures: A sort of vantage

Our affection towards others creates a sort of vantage or purchase which nothing will supply. I can do that by another which I cannot do alone. I can say to you what I cannot say to myself. Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Representative Men (1850) Image: […]

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Words of Love

Posted October 27, 2019 by Lory in quotes / 12 Comments
Words of Love

Inspired by Cleo’s readalong of Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving, I thought I would post some of my favorite quotations on the theme of love. It turns out I’ve collected quite a few … “Love mustn’t forget that she is Wisdom’s sister.” — Rudolf Steiner “If what we love be some Alastair, some mirage, […]

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Words and Pictures: Pruned Oak

Posted June 21, 2017 by Lory in quotes / 6 Comments
Words and Pictures: Pruned Oak

Pruned Oak Oh oak tree, how they have pruned you. Now you stand odd and strangely shaped! You were hacked a hundred times until you had nothing left but spite and will! I am like you, so many insults and humiliations could not shatter my link with life. And every day I raise my head […]

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Words and Pictures: Sister of the Angels

Posted April 20, 2015 by Lory in quotes / 6 Comments
Words and Pictures: Sister of the Angels

“Henrietta suddenly caught her breath. Always it seemed to her quite incredible that men could have made this place; people like herself and Hugh Anthony only bigger; how could they have done it? She looked about her. The massive pillars of the nave were so tall that they seemed to be lifting up the soaring […]

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Words and Pictures: The Madman of Piney Woods

Posted March 9, 2015 by Lory in quotes / 0 Comments
Words and Pictures: The Madman of Piney Woods

How is it possible that one person can use only words to make another person laugh? Without tickling them, without making a silly face, without doing something foolish, they just make those twenty-six letters fall in a certain order, and for no good reason, I can see your eyes narrow, your cheeks get pulled up, […]

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Words and Pictures: The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks

Posted February 9, 2015 by Lory in quotes / 0 Comments
Words and Pictures: The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks

The kitten has a luxurious, Bohemian, unpuritanical nature. It eats six meals a day, plays furiously with a toy mouse and a piece of rope, and suddenly falls into a deep sleep whenever the fit takes it. It never feels the need to do anything to justify its existence; it does not want to be […]

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Words and Pictures: My Brilliant Friend

Posted January 5, 2015 by Lory in quotes / 6 Comments
Words and Pictures: My Brilliant Friend

There was something unbearable in the things, in the people, in the buildings, in the streets that, only if you reinvented it all, as in a game, became acceptable. The essential, however, was to know how to play, and she and I, only she and I, knew how to do it. Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant […]

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Words and Pictures: A Christmas Carol

Posted December 23, 2014 by Lory in quotes / 6 Comments
Words and Pictures: A Christmas Carol

It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humor. Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol (1843) Image: “Merry Old Santa” by Thomas Nast (Public Domain Review)

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Words and Pictures: A Lost Lady

Posted December 11, 2014 by Lory in quotes / 2 Comments
Words and Pictures: A Lost Lady

He did not think of these books as something invented to beguile the idle hour, but as living creatures, caught in the very behaviour of living, — surprised behind their misleading severity of form and phrase. He was eavesdropping upon the past, being let into the great world that had plunged and glittered and sumptuously […]

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