Sunday, 1 June 2014

A Lucky Packet, Or A Fortune Cookie...

To each it will mean something different.

" It is a sorry business to inquire into what men think, when we are every day only too uncomfortably confronted with what they do. "
Michael Arlen ( 1895-1956 ) the Three-Cornered Moon.
" Tread where the traffic does not go. "
Callimachus ( 310-240 BC. )
" One bears great things from the valley, only small things from the peak. "
G K Chesterton ( 1874-1936 ) The Hammer of God
" There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it. "
Cicero ( 106-43 BC.) De Divinatione
" There is no greater sorrow than to recall a time of happiness in misery. "
Dante Alighieri ( 1265-1321 ) The Divine Comedy 1307-21: Inferno,V
" Remember you are a star. Never go across the alley even to dump garbage unless you are dressed to the teeth. "
Cecil B De Mille ( 1881-1959 ) advice to a film actress
People do not live nowadays - they get about ten per cent out of life. "
Isadora Duncan ( 1877-1927 ) This Quarter Autumn ' Memoirs '
" Come mothers and fathers/ Throughout the land/ And don't criticize/ What you can't understand. "
Bob Dylan ( 1941- ) ' The Times They Are A-Changing ' 1963.
" An open foe may prove a curse,/ But a pretended friend is worse. "
John Gay ( 1685-1732 ) The Shepherd's Dog and the Wolf.
" The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there. "
L P Hartley ( 1895-1972 ) The Go-Between 1953.
" The human mind is like an umbrella - it functions best when open. "
Walter Gropius ( 1883-1969 ) in the Observer 1965.

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