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mandarine commented on the word erudition
Erudition, n. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.
The Devil's Dictionary
March 30, 2007
mandarine commented on the word ambrosia
Vegetal ambrosia, precious grain scattered
By the eternal Sower, I shall descend in you
So that from our love there will be born poetry,
Which will spring up toward God like a rare flower!
The Soul of Wine
mandarine commented on the word veranda
Meet me on my vast veranda
My sweet untouched Miranda
The Decemberists, "We Both Go Down Together", from Picaresque (2005)
In March 2005, the Decemberists were reportedly the first band to distribute a music video via BitTorrent.
mandarine commented on the word murmur
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.
John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury PC, (1834–1913)
mandarine commented on the word willow
We hanged our harps on the willows.
Bible, Psalm cxxxvii. 2.
December 8, 2006
mandarine commented on the word book
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
Henry David Thoreau
mandarine commented on the word simplicity
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, not even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.
mandarine commented on the word proof
A multitude of words is no proof of a prudent mind.
Thales (635 BC - 543 BC)
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