Category Archives: Quotes

De Rerum Natura

In his only surviving work De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things), the philosopher and poet Lucretius expounds on his theory that all matter is composed of tiny particles, making him the world’s second atomic physicist (Democritus, in fact, … Continue reading

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The Call of the Wild

This quote from Jack London’s Call of the Wild always gives me goosebumps. My calligraphy is on exhibit at the Saratoga Library through January 31st. I will be giving a calligraphy demo there, with other Pacific Scribes calligraphers, on January … Continue reading

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Homage to Liu Xiaobo

In memory of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, who died in prison on 13 July 2017. This citation is from the Charter 8 manifesto, which he and other Chinese intellectuals and human rights activists authored in 2008.

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O Sleep

I have always sympathized with King Henry IV who desperately laments his inability to go to sleep.

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Après Trois Ans

An excerpt from Paul Verlaine’s poem Après Trois Ans (After Three Years).

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Gabriel

Pour Gabriel, le messager des bonnes nouvelles ! John Milton, le Paradis Perdu, livre 4, 1667 Traduction de l’anglais par François-René de Chateaubriand

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You are Fabulous

Inspired by Rachel Yallop in her course Copperplate: A Different Look at the Swelling Line. This will be auctioned off at the Horizons Foundation’s annual gala.

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They Were Gay (continued)

As my final project for Chris McDonald’s Foundational class, which ended last April, I decided to do another take on Gertrude Stein’s famous quote from Miss Furr and Miss Skeene (1922). (See my earlier post They Were Gay). This one has a formal Humanist … Continue reading

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I Would Die 4 U

In homage to Prince, a great songwriter, musician and artist. From his 1984 album Purple Rain.

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