Saturday, December 17, 2016
Goethe: The Poet and the Age, Vol1, The Poetry of Desire by Nicholas Boyle
Well, I might have loved boys too; but girls are what I prefer. If I tire of one as a girl, I can still use her as a girl.
Wanted: a small dog that neither growls nor bites; can eat broken glass and can shit diamonds.
When I look at the words of the masters, I see what they did; when I look at my own bits and pieces, I see what I ought to have done.
A quiet scholar once left a large party and went home. He was asked, 'How did you like it?' 'If they were books,' he said, 'I would not read them.'