Sunday, December 12, 2010

Three for Monday

"The one thing a family can't prepare us for is life outside the family."

Adam Phillips, from On Balance, p. 157

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"If others examined themselves attentively, as I do, they would find themselves, as I do, full of inanity and nonesense. Get rid of it I cannot without giving up myself. We are all steeped in it, one as much as another; but those who are aware of it are a little better off--though I don't know."

Michel de Montaigne, from The Essays

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"We all think we have reason to reproach nature and our destiny for congenital and infantile disadvantages, we all demand reparation for early wounds to our narcissism, our self-love."

Sigmund Freud on Richard III.

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Have a magical week! Mercury is in retrograde, whatever that means.

1 Comments:

Anonymous miamaxhansford said...

it means the messenger has a headache and will get all his words scrambled. yes, magic will be useful, and thoroughness.

10:03 AM  

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