Friday, June 12, 2009

Meandering around . . .

Today is the birthday of Djuna Chapell Barnes (June 12, 1892 – June 18, 1982), writer, illustrator, and playwright. She was a well-known avant-garde figure in the literary scenes of Paris and London before World War II.

"A man is whole only when he takes into account his shadow as well as himself — and what is a man's shadow but his upright astonishment?" - Djuna Barnes

"We are adhering to life now with our last muscle — the heart." - Djuna Barnes

"What is a ruin but time easing itself of endurance?" - Djuna Barnes

"Destiny and history are untidy." - Djuna Barnes

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