Take a lucky dip in this refreshing pool of posts, randomly selected like literary Russian roulette (but more fun and much safer). Or filter by category to take a deeper dive into specific themes.  Enjoy!

Freedom

Freedom

Glad to bring you another themed selection of quotations.  Freedom is of course an eternal theme, but it seems pointedly apposite at the moment, as...

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Of sound and silence

Of sound and silence

A startling description of silence, likened to emulsified sound. Silence, after all, is only sound in emulsion. See two other similes for silence,...

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Perfect teeth

Perfect teeth

Something simply pearl-fect about these teeth, and a neat simile to describe the darting in and out of an endlessly worked toothpick. ... the...

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The eyes have it

The eyes have it

WritingRedux has long been captivated by quotations describing eyes and we're now delighted to dedicate a themed page gathering these together for...

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A fine wine

A fine wine

What a wonderful scene, a simple lunch washed down with a local wine the colour of molten amber, and intriguingly, 'pumice-bedded'.  Savour another...

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Sea-drenched wind

Sea-drenched wind

I re-discover this triologism as we emerge from days of rain-drenched wind, waking up to a lush-verdant garden and landscape.   I also like the...

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Appreciation is a better mode for the understanding of achievement than are all the analytical kinds of accounting for the emergence of exceptional individuals.  Appreciation may judge, but always with gratitude, and frequently with awe and wonder.  

By ‘appreciation’ I mean something more than ‘adequate esteem’.  Need also enters into it, in the particular sense of turning to the genius of others in order to redress a lack in oneself, or finding in genius a stimulus to one’s own powers, whatever these may emerge as being.

Source: Harold Bloom, Genius (London: Fourth Estate, 2002), p. 5

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