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Entries from November 2020

November 30th, 2020 · No Comments

“Life is only bearable when the mind and the body are in harmony, and there is a natural balance between them, and each has a natural respect for the other.” – D. H. Lawrence, “À Propos of Lady Chatterley’s Lover” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 29th, 2020 · No Comments

“Money poisons you when you’ve got it, and starves you when you haven’t.” – D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 28th, 2020 · No Comments

“Nobody knows what should be done, in spite of all the talk. The young ones get mad because they’ve no money to spend. Their whole life depends on spending money, and now they’ve got none to spend. That’s our civilisation and our education: bring up the masses to depend entirely on spending money, and then […]

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November 27th, 2020 · No Comments

“Sex is really only touch, the closest of all touch. And it’s touch we’re afraid of. We’re only half-conscious, and half alive. We’ve got to come alive and aware.” – D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 26th, 2020 · No Comments

“I believe in being warm-hearted. I believe especially in being warm-hearted in love, in fucking with a warm heart. . . . It’s all this cold-hearted fucking that is death and idiocy.” – D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 25th, 2020 · No Comments

“It is the way our sympathy flows and recoils that really determines our lives. And here lies the vast importance of the novel, properly handled. It can inform and lead into new places the flow of our sympathetic consciousness, and it can lead our sympathy away in recoil from things gone dead. Therefore, the novel, […]

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November 24th, 2020 · No Comments

“Civilised society is insane. Money and so-called love are its two great manias; money a long way first.” – D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 23rd, 2020 · No Comments

“The physical sense of injustice is a dangerous feeling, once it is awakened. It must have outlet, or it eats away the one in whom it is aroused.” – D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 22nd, 2020 · No Comments

“What a frail, easily hurt, rather pathetic thing a human body is, naked; somehow a little unfinished, incomplete!” – D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 21st, 2020 · No Comments

“Sex and a cocktail: they both lasted about as long, had the same effect, and amounted to about the same thing.” – D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 20th, 2020 · No Comments

“I believe in having a good heart, a chirpy penis, a lively intelligence, and the courage to say ‘shit!’ in front of a lady.” – D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 19th, 2020 · No Comments

“The life of the mind needs a comfortable house and decent cooking.” – D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 18th, 2020 · No Comments

“The truly moral thing to do during a raging financial inferno is to put it out.” – Timothy Geithner, United States Treasury Secretary (quoted in The Economist, October 14th, 2017) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 17th, 2020 · No Comments

“In one’s dealings with the young it behoves one to display the scientific spirit, to exhibit the principles of enlightenment—not only for purposes of mental discipline, but on the human and individual side, in order not to wound them or indirectly offend their political sensibilities; particularly in these days, when there is so much tinder […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Politics & Law · Thomas Mann

November 16th, 2020 · No Comments

“The past is immortalized; that is to say, it is dead; and death is the root of all godliness and all abiding significance.” – Thomas Mann, Disorder and Early Sorrow (trans. H. T. Lowe-Porter) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 15th, 2020 · No Comments

“The capacity for self-surrender . . . for becoming a tool, for the most unconditional and utter self-abnegation, was but the reverse side of that other power to will and to command. Commanding and obeying formed together one single principle, one indissoluble unity; he who knew how to obey knew also how to command, and […]

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November 14th, 2020 · No Comments

“Freedom exists, and also the will exists, but freedom of the will does not exist, for a will that aims at its own freedom aims at the unknown.” – Thomas Mann, Mario and the Magician (trans. H. T. Lowe-Porter) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 13th, 2020 · No Comments

“Children are a human species and a society apart, a nation of their own, so to speak. On the basis if their common form of life, they find each other out with the greatest ease, no matter how different their small vocabularies.” – Thomas Mann, Mario and the Magician (trans. H. T. Lowe-Porter) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 12th, 2020 · No Comments

“If you care too much about what you have to say, if your heart is too much in it, you can be pretty sure of making a mess.” – Thomas Mann, Tonio Kröger (trans. H. T. Lowe-Porter) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 11th, 2020 · No Comments

“God walks out of the room when you’re thinking about money.” – Quincy Jones (quoted in AARP Bulletin, April 2018) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 10th, 2020 · No Comments

“Who shall unriddle the puzzle of the artist nature? Who understands that mingling of discipline and licence in which it stands so deeply rooted? For not to be able to want sobriety is licentious folly.” – Thomas Mann, Death in Venice (trans. H. T. Lowe-Porter) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 9th, 2020 · No Comments

“It is well for the world that it sees only the beauty of the completed work and not its origins nor the conditions whence it sprang, since knowledge of the artist’s inspiration might often but confuse and alarm and so prevent the full effect of its excellence.” – Thomas Mann, Death in Venice (trans. H. […]

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November 8th, 2020 · No Comments

“Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous—to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.” – Thomas Mann, Death in Venice (trans. H. T. Lowe-Porter) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 7th, 2020 · No Comments

“For an intellectual product of any value to exert an immediate influence which shall also be deep and lasting, it must rest on an inner harmony, yes, an affinity, between the personal destiny of its author and that of his contemporaries in general. Men do not know why they award fame to one work of […]

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November 6th, 2020 · No Comments

“Marriage is what—the most pointless distance between two points?” – Gary Lutz, “Onesome” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 5th, 2020 · No Comments

“I thought about the sad, outcropped, lavatorial world of men. . . . Men wanted my toes in their mouth or my torso roped against a chair or my mouth lipsticked and wordless or my brain ligatured to whatever unknottable neural twist that in their own brains winched their rawing, blunted dicks into place. It […]

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November 4th, 2020 · No Comments

“A lot can happen if you stay awake.” – Gary Lutz, “People Are Already Full” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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November 3rd, 2020 · No Comments

“Freud’s vision of the world had no Buchenwalds in it. Buchenwald, according to Freud, once the light was let in, would become a soccer field, fat children would learn flower-arranging and solfeggio in the strangling rooms. At Auschwitz the ovens would be converted over to petit fours and wedding cakes, and the V-2 missiles to […]

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November 2nd, 2020 · No Comments

“All people being equally oppressed is not equality.” – Angela Ross, Facebook, June 14, 2019 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Economics · Politics & Law · Verandah

November 1st, 2020 · No Comments

“Cammed each night out of that safe furrow the bulk of this city’s waking each sunrise again set virtuously to plowing, what rich soils had he turned, what concentric planets uncovered? What voices overheard, flinders of luminescent gods glimpsed among the wallpaper’s stained foliage, candlestubs lit to rotate in the air over him, prefiguring the […]

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