Category Archives: Quotations

“There ain’t no answer.
There ain’t gonna be any answer.
There never has been an answer.
There’s your answer.”

~ Gertrude Stein

Evil turned out not to be a grand thing. Not sneering Emperors with world-conquering designs. Not cackling demons plotting in the darkness beyond the world. It was small men with their small acts and their small reasons. It was selfishness and carelessness and waste. It was bad luck, incompetence and stupidity. It was violence divorced from conscience or consequence. It was high ideals, even, and low methods.
― Joe AbercrombieRed Country

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
― George Bernard Shaw

fritillaria

Like a drooping thing of sorrow.
Sad to-day, more sad to-morrow;
Like a widow dark weeds wearing,
Anguish in her bosom bearing;
Like a nun in raiment sable.
Sorrow-bowed, inconsolable;
Like a melancholy fairy.
Art thou, Meadow-Fritillary!

Like the head of snake enchanted.
Where whilom the life hath panted,
All its purple checquerings scaly
Growing cold and dim and paly;
Like a dragon’s head half moulded.
Scaly jaws together folded,
Is the bud so dusk and airy
Of the wild Field-Fritillary !

Like a joy my memory knoweth —
In my native fields it groweth ;
Like tlie voice of one long parted,
Calling to the faithful-hearted ;
Like an unexpected pleasure
That hath neither stint nor measure ;
Like a bountiful good fairy,
Do I hail thee, Fritillary !

Mary Botham Howitt — The Wild Fritillary