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"We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever." --Philip Pullman

"Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what's in a name?" --Helen Hunt Jackson . We're still obsessing over these British Moth volumes, y'all. You should be too, because moths are everywhere. They see all...they know all.

"I don't particularly like dogs. Well, I love stray dogs, dogs who don't like people. And that's the kind of dog picture I would take if I ever took a dog picture." --Diane Arbus #photography

Oh, the streets of #Rome are filled with rubble Ancient footprints are everywhere You can almost think that you're seein' double On a cold, dark night on the Spanish Stairs Got to hurry on back to my hotel room Where I've got me a date with #Botticelli's niece She promised that she'd be right there with me #WhenIpaintmymasterpiece Oh, the hours I've spent inside the #Coliseum Dodging lions and wastin' time Oh, those mighty kings of the jungle, I could hardly stand to see 'em Yes, it sure has been a long, hard climb... #sxsw #sxsw2017

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"Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life." --Giorgos Seferis, writer, diplomat, Nobel laureate (13 Mar 1900-1971) #monday

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