Quotable Quotes #3

Lily

Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld, French writer

Adventure is not outside man; it is within. – George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), English novelist

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. – Johann Goethe, German poet

He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. – John Donne, English poet

Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today. – John Dryden, English poet

Brevity is the soul of wit. – William Shakespeare

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld, French writer

The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one. – John Dryden, English poet

Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days? – William Shakespeare

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. – Leonardo da Vinci

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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About The Mithril Guardian

I like stories.  Whether they’re on film, in song, or in print, I always remember a good story.  They remind me of paintings.  People cannot see them without learning something.  So it’s a good idea to look at a story from as many angles as possible.  I can watch the same movie a million times and still I will learn something that I did not know before.  Thoughts on the Edge of Forever is where I get to focus on what I learned from stories; what was not obvious the first time, the second time, or the umpteenth time. Earlier posts are written in the form of letters, usually to specific characters, to point out what I saw in a particular story or heard in a piece of music. Some of those letters, though, are like letters to the editor. Why did someone write a story this way and not another? Would the story have turned out better if the writer had done something different? These ‘letters to the editor’ will probably never be answered by the writers - the characters certainly will not answer anything - but their contents are still up for debate. After all, unless you ask a question, you will never get an answer. Still, civil ground rules apply. Any foul language or other form of abuse will not be tolerated in Thoughts on the Edge of Forever. I mean, who wants to be around the guest at the dinner party who is being nasty? Practically nobody, since people go to a party to have fun, not to hang around a grouch. So let’s have fun! The Mithril Guardian
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