The Art of Tetman Callis

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January 1st, 2021 · No Comments

“Moral law is an invention of mankind for the disenfranchisement of the powerful in favor of the weak. Historical law subverts it at every turn. A moral view can never be proven right or wrong by any ultimate test. A man falling dead in a duel is not thought thereby to be proven in error […]

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December 31st, 2020 · No Comments

“Suppose two men at cards with nothing to wager save their lives. Who has not heard such a tale? A turn of the card. The whole universe for such a player has labored clanking to this moment which will tell if he is to die at that man’s hand or that man at his. What […]

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December 30th, 2020 · No Comments

“Men are born for games. Nothing else. Every child knows that play is nobler than work. He knows too that the worth or merit of a game is not inherent in the game itself but rather in the value of that which is put at hazard. Games of chance require a wager to have meaning […]

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December 29th, 2020 · No Comments

“The universe is no narrow thing and the order within it is not constrained by any latitude in its conception to repeat what exists in one part in any other part. Even in this world more things exist without our knowledge than with it and the order in creation which you see is that which […]

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December 28th, 2020 · No Comments

“The truth about the world is that anything is possible. Had you not seen it all from birth and thereby bled it of its strangeness it would appear to you for what it is, a hat trick in a medicine show, a fevered dream, a trance bepopulate with chimeras having neither analogue nor precedent, an […]

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December 27th, 2020 · No Comments

“The way of the world is to bloom and to flower and die but in the affairs of men there is no waning and the noon of his expression signals the onset of night. His spirit is exhausted at the peak of its achievement. His meridian is at once his darkening and the evening of […]

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December 26th, 2020 · No Comments

“Far out on the desert to the north dustspouts rose wobbling and augered the earth and some said they’d heard of pilgrims borne aloft like dervishes in those mindless coils to be dropped broken and bleeding upon the desert again and there perhaps to watch the thing that had destroyed them lurch onward like some […]

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December 24th, 2020 · No Comments

“A man’s at odds to know his mind cause his mind is aught he has to know it with. He can know his heart, but he don’t want to. Rightly so. Best not to look in there. It aint the heart of a creature that is bound in the way that God has set for […]

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Can you hear them calling

June 16th, 2018 · No Comments

“Do you think that your fathers are watching? That they weigh you in their ledgerbook? Against what? There is no book and your fathers are dead in the ground.” – Cormac McCarthy, The Road Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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It’s nothing personal

June 15th, 2018 · No Comments

“People were always getting ready for tomorrow. . . . Tomorrow wasn’t getting ready for them.” – Cormac McCarthy, The Road Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Here it comes again

June 14th, 2018 · No Comments

“Maybe you should always be on the lookout. If trouble comes when you least expect it then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it.” – Cormac McCarthy, The Road Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Not a robot, usually

June 13th, 2018 · No Comments

“A person who had no one would be well advised to cobble together some passable ghost. Breathe it into being and coax it along with words of love. Offer it each phantom crumb and shield it from harm.” – Cormac McCarthy, The Road Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Now is a good time

June 12th, 2018 · No Comments

“There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one’s heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.” – Cormac McCarthy, The Road Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Some kind of justice

June 11th, 2018 · No Comments

“In the history of the world it might even be that there was more punishment than crime.” – Cormac McCarthy, The Road Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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All the time in the world

June 10th, 2018 · No Comments

“The last instance of a thing takes the class with it. Turns out the light and is gone. Look around you. Ever is a long time.” – Cormac McCarthy, The Road Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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