Author: Nike (---.126.254.80.donpac.ru)
Date: 01-25-06 16:36
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Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to
realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn,
When beauty lived and died as flowers do now,
Before these bastard signs of fair were born,
Or durst inhabit on a living brow;
Before the golden tresses of the dead,
The right of sepulchres, were shorn away,
To live a second life on second head;
Ere beauty\'s dead fleece made another gay:
In him those holy antique hours are seen,
Without all ornament, itself and true,
Making no summer of another\'s green,
Robbing no old to dress his beauty new;
And him as for a map doth Nature store,
To show false Art what beauty was of yore.
Conception, my boy, fundamental brain work, is what makes all
thedifference in art.
Dante Gabriel Rosetti
Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and
yet remain lonesome.
T. S. Eliot