March 20, 2005


Alice Thomas Ellis
There is no reciprocity.
Men love women.
Women love children.
Children love hamsters.

March 08, 2005

How true

The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious and conscious where he ought to be unconscious. Both errors tend to make him "personal." Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.

March 07, 2005

Occam's Razor

Albert Einstein
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.