Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Meandering here and there . . .

Today is the birthday of Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (October 27/28, 1466/1469, Rotterdam – July 12, 1536, Basel), humanist.

"There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other." - Desiderius Erasmus

"Do not be guilty of possessing a library of learned books while lacking learning yourself." - Desiderius Erasmus

"What is life but a play in which everyone acts a part until the curtain comes down?" - Desiderius Erasmus

"I am a citizen of the world, known to all and to all a stranger." - Desiderius Erasmus

"Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself." - Desiderius Erasmus

"The desire to write grows with writing." - Desiderius Erasmus

"Your library is your paradise." - Desiderius Erasmus

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Today is the birthday of Dylan Marlais Thomas (October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953), writer and poet.

"Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light" - Dylan Thomas

"He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest." - Dylan Thomas

"The function of posterity is to look after itself." - Dylan Thomas

"Somebody's boring me. I think it's me." - Dylan Thomas

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