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I found this lovely quote in "The Belgian Cook-Book" on Project Gutenberg:

"And, lastly, the good cook must learn about food what every sensible woman learns about love—how best to utilize the cold remains."

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Jan. 24th, 2008 08:13 pm
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"And the Infanta frowned, and her dainty rose-leaf lips curled in pretty disdain. 'For the future let those who come to play with me have no hearts,' she cried, and she ran out into the garden." -- Oscar Wilde "The Birthday of the Infanta" in "House of Pomegranates"

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Jan. 16th, 2008 05:29 pm
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"There is nothing very heroic in loving after you have been deceived. The heroic business is to love after you have been undeceived." G. K. Chesterton

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Jan. 3rd, 2008 07:52 pm
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I take some of what I've read in Chesterton with a large helping of salt, but this bit I like.

"Let us ask ourselves first what we really do want, not what recent legal decisions have told us to want, or recent logical philosophies proved that we must want, or recent social prophecies predicted that we shall some day want." - G. K. Chesterton

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Jan. 1st, 2008 11:16 am
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I'm still reading the biography of Fourier. I'm trying to hold my tongue until I've finished.

But for now a quote for [livejournal.com profile] bravecows:

"To the discerning eye, wrote Fourier, it was evident that the elephant embodied the four affective passions in their virtuous forms. The elephant was a devoted, but not servile, friend, a discreet and constant lover, a creature of large aims and ambitions, and a doting parent who was too responsible to bear children in captivity."

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Dec. 26th, 2007 07:47 pm
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"A love is only beautiful if it is a composite love that engages both the senses and the soul." -- Charles Fourier

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Jan. 10th, 2007 07:35 pm
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I am reading "Last and First Men" by Olaf Stapledon. I just have to share this bit of Stapledon's future history first published in 1931:

"Thus it was that America sank further and further into Americanism. Vast wealth and industry, and also brilliant invention, were concentrated upon puerile ends. In particular the whole of American life was organized around the cult of the powerful individual, that phantom ideal which Europe herself had only begun to outgrow in her last phase. Those Americans who wholly failed to realize this ideal, who remained at the bottom of the social ladder, either consoled themselves with hopes for the future, or stole symbolical satisfaction by identifying themselves with some popular star, or gloated upon their American citizenship, and applauded the arrogant foreign policy of their government."
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"Oh, it is beautiful to love, and to be free at the same time." - Henry Miller in a letter to Anais Nin, Mar. 1932

I couldn't agree more Henry.

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Oct. 23rd, 2005 03:27 pm
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"I am full of an acute, awesome joy. It is the joy one feels when one has accepted death and disintegration, a joy more terrible and more profound than the joy of living, of creating" - Anais Nin Feb. 1932 in a letter to June

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