Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Meandering on the edge . . .

Today is the birthday of Robert William Chambers (May 26, 1865 – December 16, 1933), artist and writer.

Robert W. Chambers is best known for The King in Yellow a collection of short stories published in 1895. The short stories are connected by the theme of a terrible play (The King in Yellow) which drives those who read it insane.

"All the world may not love a lover but all the world watches him." - Robert W. Chambers

"Tis money makes the market go;
When money's high the market's low;
When money's low the market's right,
And speculators sleep at night.
But, dear, there is another mart,
Where ticks the ticker called my heart;
And there exhaustless funds await,
To back my bankrupt trust in Fate;
For you will find, as I have found,
The old, old logic yet is sound,
And love still makes the world go round."
- Robert W. Chambers

Chambers image source (1)

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