Friday, November 26, 2004

Quotations #016

"Man is a history-making creature who can neither repeat his past, nor leave it behind." - W. H. Auden, "D. H. Lawrence"

"The true scholar should be the first to become anxious about the world's troubles and the last to enjoy its happiness." -- Fan Chung-yen (Song, 989-1052).

"The moving finger writes; and having writ, / Moves on: nor all thy piety and wit / Shall lure it back to cancel half a line, / Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." -- The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

"Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense." -- Mark Twain

"The greatest danger to human beings is their consciousness of the trivialities of their aims." -- Gerard Brennan

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