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Kurt Bell
May 16, 2022
In Quotes
“As for writing; invent first, and then embellish. The production of something, where nothing was before, is an act of greater energy than the expansion or decoration of the thing produced. Set down diligently your thoughts as they rise in the first words that occur; and when you have matter, you will easily give it form; nor, perhaps, will this method be always necessary; for by habit, your thoughts and diction will flow together.” -Dr. Johnson
As for writing; invent first, and then embellish. The production of something, where nothing was be content media
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Kurt Bell
May 15, 2022
In Quotes
“No, Sir, claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero (smiling) must drink brandy.” -Dr. Johnson
No, Sir, claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero (smiling) mus content media
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Kurt Bell
May 15, 2022
In Quotes
“There are, indeed, few who are able to drink brandy. That is a power rather to be wished for than attained.” -Dr. Johnson
There are, indeed, few who are able to drink brandy. That is a power rather to be wished for than content media
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Kurt Bell
May 15, 2022
In Quotes
JOHNSON: “Nay, Sir, it was not the wine that made your headache, but the sense that I put into it.” BOSWELL: “What, Sir! will sense make the head ache?” JOHNSON: “Yes, Sir, (with a smile) when it is not used to it.”
JOHNSON: “Nay, Sir, it was not the wine that made your headache, but the sense that I put into it. content media
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Kurt Bell
May 15, 2022
In Quotes
“All boys love liberty, till experience convinces them they are not so fit to govern themselves as they imagined.” -Dr. Johnson
All boys love liberty, till experience convinces them they are not so fit to govern themselves content media
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Kurt Bell
May 15, 2022
In Vocabulary
SE’NNIGHT A week ”….he and I dined at Beauclerk’s on the Saturday se’nnight following.” -James Boswell
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Kurt Bell
May 15, 2022
In Quotes
“Mallet, I believe, never wrote a single line of his projected Life of the Duke of Marlborough. He groped for materials; and thought of it, till he had exhausted his mind. Thus it sometimes happens that men entangle themselves in their own schemes.” -Dr. Johnson
Mallet, I believe, never wrote a single line of his projected Life of the Duke of Marlborough content media
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Kurt Bell
May 15, 2022
In Quotes
“Friendship, you know, Sir, is the cordial drop, ‘to make the nauseous draught of life go down:’ but if the draught be not nauseous, if it be all sweet, there is no occasion for that drop.” -Dr. Johnson
Friendship, you know, Sir, is the cordial drop, to make the nauseous draught of life go down content media
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Kurt Bell
May 15, 2022
In Quotes
“If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.” -Dr. Johnson
If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle content media
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Kurt Bell
May 13, 2022
In Vocabulary
“DRUNKEN HELOT” Spartan practice of forcing Helot slaves into drunkenness as an object lesson in temperance for Spartan youth
“drunken Helot” content media
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Kurt Bell
May 13, 2022
In Quotes
“When any fit of anxiety or gloominess, or perversion of mind, lays hold upon you, make it a rule not to publish it by complaints, but exert your whole care to hide it; by endeavoring to hide it, you will drive it away. Be always busy.” -Dr. Johnson
When any fit of anxiety or gloominess, or perversion of mind, lays hold upon you, make it a rule content media
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Kurt Bell
May 12, 2022
In Quotes
“It is a sad thing to pass through the quagmire of parsimony, to the gulph of ruin. To pass over the flowery path of extravagance, is very well.” -Dr. Johnson
It is a sad thing to pass through the quagmire of parsimony, to the gulph of ruin content media
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Kurt Bell
May 08, 2022
In Quotes
“Sir, Mrs. Thrale has a little both of the insolence of wealth, and the conceit of parts.” -James Boswell
Sir, Mrs. Thrale has a little both of the insolence of wealth, and the conceit of parts content media
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Kurt Bell
May 08, 2022
In Vocabulary
COEVAL Roughly the same age “O my coevals! remnants of yourselves.” -Dr. Young
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Kurt Bell
May 08, 2022
In Quotes
“Sir, it is better to live rich than to die rich.” -Dr. Johnson
Sir, it is better to live rich than to die rich content media
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Kurt Bell
May 08, 2022
In Quotes
“He, who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him.“ -Spanish proverb
He, who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him content media
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Kurt Bell
May 05, 2022
In Quotes
“Life is like the Modori River. You wander, lose your way, and come back.”
Life is like the Modori River. You wander, lose your way, and come back content media
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Kurt Bell
May 02, 2022
In Quotes
“We live in a universe dominated by nothing. Seventy percent of the energy of the universe resides in empty space. And we don’t have the slightest idea why it’s there.” -Lawrence Krauss
We live in a universe dominated by nothing. Seventy percent of the energy of the universe resides content media
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Kurt Bell
May 01, 2022
In Quotes
“Stretch’d on the rack of a too easy chair.” -Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Stretch’d on the rack of a too easy chair content media
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Kurt Bell
May 01, 2022
In Quotes
“The feeling of languor, which succeeds the animation of gaiety, is itself a very severe pain; and when the mind is then vacant, a thousand disappointments and vexations rush in and excruciate.” -Dr. Johnson
The feeling of languor, which succeeds the animation of gaiety, is itself a very severe pain content media
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