December 28th, 2006

Interesting words

"My mind began drifting vaguely towards that doctrine of 'the mask' which has convinced me that every passionate man is, as it were, linked with another age, historical or imaginary, where alone he finds images that rouse his energy. Napoleon was never of his own time, as the naturalistic writers and painters bid all men be, but had some Roman emperor's image in his head and some condittiere's blood in his heart."
William Butler Yeats