Tuesday, October 11, 2016

From an old notebook

“Every worldly bed is an imperfect copy of the Ideal Bed.”
— Plato, as summarized in a textbook


“She had some kind of magic something.”
— From a documentary on Shirley Temple


“Don’t expect me to get involved in this vulgar circus,” the designer, Constantine Raitzey, shouted. “I quit!”
— From review of a book of Thomas Hoving, New York Times Book Review , January 3, 1993

“I’m meditating the bitter wisdom
of the philosopher and poet.”


You can lead a horse to water
but a pencil must be lead.
— Stan Laurel

Also from this notebook
Alfalfa, Ted Berrigan, Jack Kerouac, metaphors
Beauty and the Beast and kid talk
John Ashbery and Kenneth Koch

[Stan Laurel did say that.]

comments: 2

The Crow said...

"Vulgar Circus", perfect title for Trump's unauthorized biography - or for this election, for that matter.

Michael Leddy said...

Yeah, I’m seeing everything through an election lens too.