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"Man, in a word, has no nature. What he has is - history."

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I've been having trouble deciding what this blog is really about. So, here we go... here's some other quotes I had in mind for the topics of books, commentary and history.

I want to squeeze in these quotes somehow:
"I cannot live without books." - Thomas Jefferson
"There are too many idiots in this world." - Frantz Fanon
"Man in a word has no nature, what he has is history." - Jose Ortega y Gasset

Other ones I considered below.

"If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it." Toni Morrison

“A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.” – Franz Kafka

“Oh, my body, always make of me, someone who questions.” – Frantz Fanon

“The point is not merely to understand the world, but to change it…” – Karl Marx

History quote:
'When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness'. - Alexis de Tocqueville

Only a good-for-nothing is not interested in his past - Sigmund Freud

'History is life; he who has not lived, or has lived only enough to write a doctoral dissertation, is too inexperienced with life to write good history'. - Louis Gottschalk

“He who does not remember... is condemned to repeat it…” - (too common) Santayana.


Blogger Wyatt said...

that's actually not a bad way to re-orient your blog, it gives it a soul / purpose.

not that you can't finish the article on Kaliningrad...

7:58 PM  

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