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William Blake on John Milton

NOTE: The reason Milton wrote in fetters when he wrote of of Angels & God, and at liberty when of Devils & Hell, is because he was a true Poet and of the Devil’s party without knowing it. Advertisements

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The exercise of our freedom

To get the full meaning out of life we must cooperate, and to cooperate we must make agreement with our fellow-men. But to suppose that such agreements mean a limitation of freedom is surely an absurdity; on the contrary, they … Continue reading

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Vital difference

There perhaps is a vital difference between past and present. In the past on lived whatever one did. Now one lives, not as a condition independent of deliberate activities, but only, if ever, in the interstices of action. -Bernard Berenson

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For these reasons

If it is bent, it will be preserved intact; is crooked, it will be straightened; is sunken, it will be filled; is worn-out, it will be renewed; has little; it will gain; has much, it will be confused. For these … Continue reading

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My enjoyment of the Harry Potter series kind of waned in the later books. Then again, this man has a point as far as modern culture goes…

Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend. -Stephen King

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Death

Cowards die many times before their actual deaths. -Julius Caesar

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Hide your fires

Stars, hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires. -Macbeth Act I, Scene IV

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When?

When did we get so careful? -Matt Nathanson, Love comes tumbling down

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Answer

I wish I had an answer to that, because I’m tired of answering that question. -Yogi Berra

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This living hand, now warm and capable

This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold And in the icy silence of the tomb, So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights That thou would wish thine own heart dry … Continue reading

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