Friday, October 19, 2007


“My role in society, or any artist or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.“-John Lennon, Interview, December 8, 1980, KFRC RKO Radio. Given the day of his death.

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."-Edith Wharton

"Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind."-Catherine Drinker Bowen

"Since you know you cannot see yourself
So well as by reflection, I, your glass,
Will modestly discover to yourself
That of yourself which yet you know not of."-William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

"Now we see through a glass, darkly."
-New Testament

"Poetry, it is often said and loudly so, is life’s true mirror. But a monkey looking into a work of literature looks in vain for Socrates."-Franz Grillparzer

"Out flew the web and floated wide;
The mirror cracked from side to side;
‘The curse is come upon me,’ cried
The Lady of Shalott."-Alfred Tennyson, The Lady of Shalott

"When those who have the power to name and to socially construct reality choose not to see you or hear you ... when someone with the authority of a teacher, say, describes the world and you are not in it, there is a moment of psychic disequilibrium, as if you looked in the mirror and saw nothing. It takes some strength of soul—and not just individual strength, but collective understanding—to resist this void, this non-being, into which you are thrust, and to stand up, demanding to be seen and heard."-
Adrienne Rich

"Modernity, Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely" by KrassyCanDoIt

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