Quote of the Day

August 24, 2008

The beach is idle hardnesses on strike.

—F.T. Marinetti


Quote of the Day

August 11, 2008

In all beings the internal character is so closely allied to the external form, that it appears to be only an equation of the latter.

—Mario Uchard


Quote of the Day

August 3, 2008

Detective officers of genius are always careful not to build up theories in advance.

—Marcel Allain, from The Lord of Terror


Quote of the Day

July 29, 2008

Enormous, fierce, his jaws clacking in a formidable grimace, the monkey, with one hand, has seized a young ebony, and torn it, with all its roots, from out of an herbous heap of broken stones.

—Catulle Mendes


Quote of the Day: on The Yellow Book

July 18, 2008

“Let the collector of first editions take comfort. Foolish he may be—we ask him to admit it for the sake of argument—and vain he may be: but no collector that we have ever heard of is foolish or vain enough to hoard, even if he should be mad enough to purchase, the first or any other edition of ‘The Yellow Book.’”

- Speaker, April 28, 1894


Quote of the day

November 26, 2007

Treachery in her mouth appears as wit; an infidelity seems an act of reason.

—Vivant Denon


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