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March 30, 2018 / Fantelius

Dartwill Aquila Week – Day 6


Dartwill Aquila Week, 7 quotes a day for 7 days
Day 6 – Dedicated to Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 – 1906) a poet of powerful beauty and humbling love. He gave majesty to the simple wonders of people and life.


Blood is thicker than water.
Gold is heavier than blood.
Love is stronger than gold.


Shakespeare never read Shakespeare,
but he wrote pretty good plays anyway.


A person who always sticks to the rules is usually glued to obedience.


Pebbles need to be dressed in fancy paper
and colorful ribbons to be accepted.
Diamonds can go naked.


Language is the food of the intellect.
I’ve eaten lots of junk food and mountains of leftovers.
More than once I’ve bitten into rotten things
and I’ve been poisoned a couple of times
on exclusive dishes.
Mostly I’ve eaten hearty meals in familiar surroundings
and on occasion I’ve had meals so delicious
that they stew in my memory.
The banquet I remember most
was a naked grape served on a pair of smiling lips.
The intellect can’t live on language alone.


A bad conscience comes in two models:
the standard, “I should do it”,
and the expensive,
“I shouldn’t have done it.


The media sells sensations and gossip as news
the way a prostitute sells her services as love.



The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.


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