Jane Austen

Jane Austen
One cannot fix one’s eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy. Discuss Jane Austen

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. Discuss Oscar Wilde

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery
Humor is the spiciest condiment in the feast of existence. Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them, joke over your troubles but gather strength from them, make a jest of your difficulties but overcome them. Discuss Lucy Maud Montgomery

Gilbert Chesterton

Gilbert Chesterton
By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece. Discuss Gilbert Chesterton

Poem of the day – Unto my books so good to turn by Emily Dickinson

Poem of the day - Unto my books so good to turn by Emily Dickinson
Unto my books so good to turnFar ends of tired days;It half endears the abstinence,And pain is missed in praise. As flavors cheer retarded guestsWith banquetings to be,So spices stimulate the timeTill my small library. It may be wilderness without,Far feet of failing men,But holiday excludes the night,And it is bells within. I thank these ...

Poem of the day – I heard an Angel singing by William Blake

Poem of the day - I heard an Angel singing by William Blake
I heard an Angel singingWhen the day was springing:`Mercy, Pity, PeaceIs the world’s release.’Thus he sang all dayOver the new-mown hay,Till the sun went down,And haycocks lookèd brown. I heard a Devil curseOver the heath and the furze:`Mercy could be no moreIf there was nobody poor, `And Pity no more could be,If all were as ...

Edwin Abbott

Edwin Abbott
You, who are blessed with shade as well as light, you, who are gifted with two eyes, endowed with a knowledge of perspective, and charmed with the enjoyment of various colors, you, who can actually see…the Three Dimensions—how shall I make clear to you the extreme difficulty which we in Flatland experience in recognizing one ...

Poem of the day – Juke Box Love Song by Langston Hughes

Poem of the day - Juke Box Love Song by Langston Hughes
I could take the Harlem nightand wrap around you,Take the neon lights and make a crown,Take the Lenox Avenue busses,Taxis, subways,And for your love song tone their rumble down.Take Harlem’s heartbeat,Make a drumbeat,Put it on a record, let it whirl,And while we listen to it play,Dance with you till day–Dance with you, my sweet brown ...

Herbert N. Casson

Herbert N. Casson
When he applied his mind to a problem, it became at once an enthralling arena, in which there went whirling a chariot-race of ideas and inventive fancies. Discuss Herbert N. Casson

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter
Thank goodness…I was never sent to school…it would have rubbed off some of the originality. Discuss Beatrix Potter