I heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed, life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in threatening world. Doctor says, “Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town. Go see him. That should pick you up.” Man bursts into tears. “But doctor,” he says, “I am Pagliacci.” Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains.
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)
Picnick (by H o l u n d e r)
"I read therefore I am…so happy."
Jorge Leal Amado de Faria was born in a fazenda (“farm”) in the inland of the city of Itabuna, in the southern part of the Brazilian state of Bahia, on this day in 1912.
“The world is like that — incomprehensible and full of surprises .”
― Jorge Amado, Gabriela, Clavo y Canela
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
- Plath in a Mademoiselle photo shoot of the guest editors
- Sylvia Plath (2)
- Sylvia Plath , in Paris
- sylvia plath and ted hughes
- Sylvia Plath is photographed while interviewing poet Elizabeth Bowen for Mademoiselle
- Sylvia Plath ve Ted Hughes
- Sylvia Plath
- Ted Hughes & Sylvia Plath