05 October 2014

Some quotes & a colorful drawing

Below are a few quotations from various sources, gathered together for no reason. And below the quotations is a drawing.

1. The quotes

"Celibacy and suicide are on similar levels of understanding; suicide and a martyr’s death not so by any means — perhaps marriage and a martyr’s death." —Franz Kafka

"I have just swallowed a terrific mouthful of poison. Blessed, blessed, blessed the advice I was given!" —from 'Une Saison en enfer' by Arthur Rimbaud

"If only I had a link to some point in the history of France!" —(ibid.)

"How is it I extract strength from the beef I eat?" —‘Song of Myself’ by Walt Whitman

"Ye are not straightened in us, but ye are straightened in your own bowels." —II Corinthians 6:12

"How? / A great, greedy horse-pox ate me up, that’s how. / But that’s why I want instruction in your second Logic, you know the one — the get-away-without-paying argument. I’ll pay you any price you ask. I swear it. / By the gods." —Strepsiades, from ‘The Clouds’ by Aristophanes; translated by William Arrowsmith

"Is not Calno as Carchemish? Is not Hamath as Arpad? Is not Samaria as Damascus?" —Isaiah 10:9

2. The drawing

I did the lines & my friend did the colors.

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