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Jan Lee said on 20 April 2017:
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Excellent!
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Danielle and Trinity said on 03 April 2017:
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True the tower is very pretty and people don't always appreciate what the person did
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peter the turk said on 01 March 2017:
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Yes please a source, a source!
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Shamrock Centurion said on 02 February 2017:
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What's the source for this dubious claim of this being from Orwell?
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Rick said on 28 January 2017:
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The key to happiness should fit to any bank.
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Rick said on 27 January 2017:
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Sure as a gun, especially when they are called, accidentally, Antonio.
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Rick said on 14 January 2017:
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In our country the main bird of hope sings,
at least twenty-seven years, but it can be
heard only near the presidential palace.
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Rick said on 12 January 2017:
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When we love, we have butterflies in
our stomach, but if love disappears,
the butterflies become wild wasps.
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fam said on 06 January 2017:
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good quote!
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Dan Costinaş said on 17 December 2016:
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Here, the meaning of 'honesty' -according to Mr. John Monck Mason, the 18th Century Irish Shakespearean commentator- is not 'probity', but 'liberality'.
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Dan Costinaş said on 12 November 2016:
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Leonard Cohen's ‘Nevermind’ (about the futility of war) - as the theme song for HBO's True Detective, Season 2:
As with many of his songs, this one took years to evolve; it first appeared as the poem ‘Never Mind’ (in Book of Longing, 2006). Later on it had become a song, with some changed lyrics and a slightly different title.
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Dan Costinaş said on 18 October 2016:
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More and more recent studies have attributed to George Wilkins a share in Shakespeare's «Pericles, Prince of Tyre» (at least Act I and Act II).
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Dan Costinaş said on 26 August 2016:
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Tetractys, a poetic form consisting of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20). Tetractys can be written with more than one verse, but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count. Tetractys can also be reversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1. Double Tetractys maybe written as: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1, and a Triple Tetractys as: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10.
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Dan Costinaş said on 08 May 2016:
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Inspired by Jan Allison's poem «Love is Bind»
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Nayna said on 23 March 2016:
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Which Nick Hornby Novel is this quote from?
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Dan Costinaş said on 21 December 2015:
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from «Don Quixote of La Mancha's Letter to Sancho Pancha, Governor of the Island of Barataria.» ~ The History of Don Quixote, Volume II, translated by John Ormsby in 1885
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Needless said on 22 October 2015:
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Artists rouse society from the stupor of convenience.
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Dan Costinaş said on 22 September 2015:
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This poem is mostly attributed to Anne Boleyn; still the evidence is not 100% certain. George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford and Anne's brother was also credited the author of these verses.
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Costel Zăgan said on 07 August 2015:
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Mulțumesc, domnule Dan Costinaș!
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Dan Costinaş said on 23 June 2015:
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«And soon My Lady put a pretty tombstone over Tom's shell in the little churchyard in Vendale, where the old dalesmen all sleep side by side between the limestone crags. And the dame decked it with garlands every Sunday, till she grew so old that she could not stir abroad; then the little children decked it for her. And always she sung an old, old song, as she sat spinning what she called her wedding-dress. The children could not understand it, but they liked it none the less for that; for it was very sweet and very sad; and that was enough for them. And these are the words of it—»
~ The Water Babies (A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby) /Chapter 2
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Dan Costinaş said on 21 June 2015:
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In the last two lines, 'haply' can be interpreted as a wordplay, either as 'possibly' or a shortened form of 'happily'.
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Inna said on 10 April 2015:
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My love for you will never die, Till.
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Deborah Blackwood said on 11 February 2015:
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This is so true. I wish it was not that way.
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Dan Costinaş said on 19 January 2015:
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«Star-Chamber» -- Supreme Court of justice

«Coram» -- malapropism for 'quorum' (a particularly chosen group; part of a legal formula for installing the number of justices needed to occupy a seat by a judge)
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Dan Costinaş said on 18 January 2015:
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In response to the fascist bombing raids in 1936, during the Spanish Revolution.
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Dan Costinaş said on 13 January 2015:
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Poem selected from «After the Raising of Lazarus», published in 2005 by Southword Editions, Cork.
What the critics have said:

'There is much to praise in this collection. Malancioiu is not afraid of rich multi-layered imagery, prophetic and political statement. Her poetry is dense with symbolism. Even in the contrasting spareness of her language she has an assurance and majesty.' - Modern Poetry in Translation

'The strength and fascination of Malancioiu's poetry successfully comes through because of these skilled and effective translations by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, which capture the essence of her sensibility and the inherent mysticism.' - Metamorphoses
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Dan Costinaş said on 10 January 2015:
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The lines were actually written after the assassination of his friend Kevin O'Higgins, which is referenced in second part of the poem.
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Dan Costinaş said on 06 January 2015:
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«In Dreams Begin Responsibilities» is a short story by the American poet Delmore Schwartz. The story was first published in 1937, in New York City, within the first issue of «Partisan Review», a small circulation quarterly magazine.

The story's title came from the William Butler Yeats' 1914 volume of poems «Responsibilities», which had as epigraph: «In dreams begins responsibility» attributed by the poet himself to an «Old play».
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Dan Costinaş said on 06 January 2015:
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From an unofficial «Top 10 Classic Chinese Love Poems»: the poem expresses the author's regrets and nostalgia to a much older beloved lady.
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Dan Costinaş said on 04 January 2015:
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«Yeats 2015» is a year-long programme of cultural and artistic events, funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and happening in numerous places - such as New York, London, Rome, Madrid and Korea. One of the highlights will be 'Yeats Day' on 13th of June 2015, which will mark 150 years since his birth.
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Dan Costinaş said on 03 January 2015:
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If we consider the full context from Ηθικά Νικομάχεια (Nichomachean Ethics) Βιβλίο 1ο (Book 1):

οὐκ ἀπαιτητέον δ᾽ οὐδὲ τὴν αἰτίαν ἐν ἅπασιν ὁμοίως, ἀλλ᾽ ἱκανὸν ἔν τισι τὸ ὅτι δειχθῆναι καλῶς, οἷον καὶ περὶ τὰς ἀρχάς· τὸ δ᾽ ὅτι πρῶτον καὶ ἀρχή. τῶν ἀρχῶν δ᾽ αἳ μὲν ἐπαγωγῇ θεωροῦνται, αἳ δ᾽ αἰσθήσει, αἳ δ᾽ ἐθισμῷ τινί, καὶ ἄλλαι δ᾽ ἄλλως. μετιέναι δὲ πειρατέον ἑκάστας ᾗ πεφύκασιν, καὶ σπουδαστέον ὅπως διορισθῶσι καλῶς· μεγάλην γὰρ ἔχουσι ῥοπὴν πρὸς τὰ ἑπόμενα. δοκεῖ γὰρ πλεῖον ἢ ἥμισυ τοῦ παντὸς εἶναι ἡ ἀρχή, καὶ πολλὰ συμφανῆ γίνεσθαι δι᾽ αὐτῆς τῶν ζητουμένων.

And the excellent translation by William David Ross:

Nor must we demand the cause in all matters alike; it is enough in some cases that the fact be well established, as in the case of the first principles; the fact is the primary thing or first principle. Now of first principles we see some by induction, some by perception, some by a certain habituation, and others too in other ways. But each set of principles we must try to investigate in the natural way, and we must take pains to state them definitely, since they have a great influence on what follows. For the beginning is thought to be more than half of the whole, and many of the questions we ask are cleared up by it.

It is very probable that the expression further developed, «The beginning is more than half of the whole», was cited by the logician, also known to held a thing as paidea of principles, from his teacher Plato, or even from the Pythagoreans.

(is thought to be) - from the Greek original - justifies enough my belief that Aristotle was not the father of the above mentioned quote.
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Dan Costinaş said on 31 December 2014:
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According to legend, this eighth century poem was written on-the-spot, upon request.
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Dan Costinaş said on 13 December 2014:
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You have just arrived from my hometown,
And should know what is happening there;
When you came, had the winter plum tree
Before my latticed window blossomed yet?

(unknown translator)
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Dan Costinaş said on 23 November 2014:
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ESSAY VI Friendship

We have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken. Maugre all the selfishness that chills like east winds the world, the whole human family is bathed with an element of love like a fine ether. How many persons we meet in houses, whom we scarcely speak to, whom yet we honor, and who honor us! How many we see in the street, or sit with in church, whom, though silently, we warmly rejoice to be with! Read the language of these wandering eye-beams. The heart knoweth.

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Jeremy Larner said on 28 September 2014:
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Quote is not directly from me, but from the Republican Senator, Claude Jarmon, running for re-election in my original screenplay of 'The Candidate.'
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aysu said on 08 July 2014:
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What's the meaning?
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Kelly Lucchese said on 07 June 2014:
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magical
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Kelly Lucchese said on 07 June 2014:
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Beautiful
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robert said on 16 February 2014:
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Eddi Reader has put this to music on her latest CD appropriately called Vagabond. So I'm now aware of his poetry.
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Dan Costinaş said on 30 January 2014:
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See the Latin phrase «Homo homini lupus».
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Dan Costinaş said on 26 January 2014:
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According to legend, it took Thomas Edison 1,000 attempts to invent the light bulb. This means he failed an astonishing 999 times before he reached success. A journalist asked: “Mr. Edison, how did it feel to fail 999 times?” As the story goes, Thomas Edison just smiled and replied: “I have not failed 999 times. I have simply found 999 ways how not to create a light bulb.”
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Dan Costinaş said on 21 January 2014:
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This old song appears as motto-poem for «Chapter the Thirteenth» in THE BETROTHED (1832), by Sir Walter Scott.
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Paraficenusunt said on 19 November 2013:
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When you do a good thing (for someone or because it is just the right thing to do) you just do it… never expect thanks. If you do, the good deed will expire soon! ✞Give and you'll be given! (D.S) ✞
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Dan Costinaş said on 01 November 2013:
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«The Note-Books of Samuel Butler» were edited posthumously by Henry Festing Jones, close friend and biographer of Butler.
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Dan Costinaş said on 21 October 2013:
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«Peace - Burial at Sea», exhibited in 1842:
The painting is a memorial to Turner's friend Sir David Wilkie who died on board of the «Oriental» on the way back from the Middle East; he was buried at sea off Gibraltar. Turner's picture was done in friendly rivalry with George Jones, who did a drawing of the burial as seen on deck. Jones reported that Clarkson Stanfield objected to the darkness of the sails; 'If I could find anything blacker than black, I'd use it', replied Turner.
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Dan Costinaş said on 25 August 2013:
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I am just curious to find out if del Valle-Inclan has actually ever seen Van Gogh's series of «Almond Blossoms».
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Dan Costinaş said on 24 August 2013:
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Belloc met Miranda Mackintosh at an inn in the Pyrenean hamlet of Canranc on the River Aragon in 1909, and this poem, written twenty years later, was a New Year's present to the Scottish Miranda.
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Veronica Serbanoiu said on 02 July 2013:
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According to Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blank_Generation_%28song%29
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bethany said on 02 July 2013:
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are you kidding me... this song is by johnny thunders and the heartbreakers
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aleeyah said on 27 June 2013:
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dhat part!!!

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