December 5th, 2006

cat and mouse

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Time is the mother and murderer of all things.
- Beth Newell as Mrs. Bristol, "Old Things Forgotten"

"Time, the subtle thief of youth"
John Milton Sonnets 7

"Time is the reef upon which all our frail mystic ships are wrecked"
Sir Noel Coward Blithe Spirit

In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line.
- Henry David Thoreau, "Walden"

Time gnaws and wears away; it separates; it flies
- Jean-Paul Sartre, "Being and Nothingness"

Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
- William Faulkner

word of the day

good one :)

flummery (FLUHM-uh-ree) noun

1. Any of various desserts made of flour, milk, eggs, etc.

2. Empty compliment; complete nonsense.

[From Welsh llymru, from llym (sour or sharp). Originally, it was
a kind of porridge or pap, made by soaking oatmeal in water for a
long time, until it has turned sour.
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