Author: Henry David Thoreau (---.spacegate.com.ua)
Date: 01-12-06 07:27
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My contribution to the world is my ability to draw. I will draw as
much as I can for as many people as I can for as long as I can. Drawing is
still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings
together man and the world. It lives through magic.
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of
others as it is to invent. R. Emerson
When we build, let us think that we build forever. -John Ruskin, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, 1849
When in the chronicle of wasted time
I see descriptions of the fairest wights,
And beauty making beautiful old rime,
In praise of ladies dead and lovely knights,
Then, in the blazon of sweet beauty\'s best,
Of hand, of foot, of lip, of eye, of brow,
I see their antique pen would have express\'d
Even such a beauty as you master now.
So all their praises are but prophecies
Of this our time, all you prefiguring;
And for they looked but with divining eyes,
They had not skill enough your worth to sing:
For we, which now behold these present days,
Have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.