Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Quotes of the day

Proust (paraphrased): Classically beautiful women should be left to men with no imaginations.

Stendhal: A man can acquire anything in solitude except a character.

Portait of a Housing Bust

These aerial images of half finished developments are strangely beautiful, with a geometric symmetry that belies the state of human misery they represent.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Quotes i like

Alain de Botton in Essays in Love:

One of the ironies of love is that it is easiest to confidently seduce those we are least attracted to.


Silence with an unattractive person implies they are the boring one. Silence with an attractive one immediately renders it certain you are the tedious party.

I think Henry Kissenger said something similar about power.