Wednesday, March 2, 2011

quoth the madman

I have seen a thousand graves opened, and always perceived that whatever was gone, the teeth and hair remained of those who had died with them. Is not this odd? They go the very first things in youth and yet last the longest in the dust.
— Lord Byron

quoth the madman

"Man and the animals are merely a passage and channel for food, a tomb for other animals, a haven for the dead, giving life by the death of others, a coffer full of corruption.“
— Leonardo de Vinci 1510

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ladies cultural awareness day


Frantisec Kupka - Pulling the Corpse from His Coffin 1901

literacki

"What could terror mean to me, who have nothing to fear? Can you conceive how weary I am of always being misunderstood? I see things that are gracious, young, fragrant, but if I come too near, if they feel the presence of my shadow, a horror comes upon their minds. If I touch a flower, it dies in my grasp. Can you conceive how lonely I am when there is nothing that doesn’t shun me, that doesn’t fade as I come near?“
— Death, Death Takes a Holiday