Thursday, February 14, 2008

Quote of the Day

On Valentine's Day Charlie Parker, BB King, the Beatles and Lord Byron feature in Time magazine's Quotes of the Day.

"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."
Russell Bertrand, philosopher and writer.

A bit more long winded Louis de Bernières sums love up for me in in 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin.'

"When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident."

(BTW the mandolin in the picture is made by Fylde Guitars from timber reclaimed from the Scotch Whisky trade)


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