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Nobody Ever Tells Me Anything

Doc was a teacher from 1967 to 2010. (Sigh)

Interesting words - Milan Kundera
Books also had a meaning for her as physical objects: she loved to walk down the street with a book under her arm. It had the same significance for her as an elegant cane for the dandy a century ago. It differentiated her from others.
Milan Kundera

Interesting words - Anatole Broyard
Books perfume and give weight to a room, which without books suffers from amnesia. A bookcase is as good as a view, as much of a panorama as the sight of a city or a river. There are dawns and sunsets in books -- storms, fogs, zephyrs.
Anatole Broyard

Interesting words - Harriet Monroe
Poetry might become the fashion -- a real danger because the poets need an audience not fitful and superficial but loyal and sincere.
Harriet Monroe

Interesting words - Leo Stein
Poetry...is to be read and reread till it reveals its secrets. It is better to read one poem ten times than to read ten poems once.
Leo Stein

Interesting words - W. H. Auden
A fairy tale...demands of the reader total surrender; so long as he is in its world, there must be for him no other... The way, the only way, to read a fairy tale is to...throw yourself in. There is no other way.
W. H. Auden

1820 - That heat
We have been living with a heat wave for a week or so, temps in the high eighties and low nineties. Today it is to reach ninety degrees. It makes life seem sticky, but it is not the muggy heat of Wisconsin, I have to admit. Beautiful blue skies, though. I did solve a sticky problem over my g'daughter's bedding. She needed a bed in her room in Olympia. So yesterday I went shopping and bought a futon for her. Rolled up it fits neatly in the back seat of my Accord. The whole transportation of bedding issue was getting me down. Speaking of transportation, my daughter an her family are in the airport in Costa Rica, getting ready to fly to Houston, then Seattle. They have had a marvelous vacation in Costa Rica.

Interesting words - Graham Greene
The influence of early books is profound. So much of the future lies on the shelves; early reading has more influence on the conduct than any religious teaching.
Graham Greene

Interesting words - Virginia Woolf
And now with some pleasure I find that it's seven, and must cook dinner. Haddock and sausage meat. I think it is true that one gains a certain hold on sausage and haddock by writing them down.
Virginia Woolf

Interesting words - Mrs. Henry Adams
Henry James chews more than he bites off.
Mrs. Henry Adams

Interesting words - Emily Dickinson
A precious -- mouldering pleasure -- tis --
To meet an antique book --
In just the Dress his Century wore --
A privilege -- I think --
Emily Dickinson