Tag Archives: Books

Quotable #38: Food And Diet

“The two biggest sellers in any bookstore are the cookbooks and the diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it.” – Andy Rooney Advertisements

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A Way To Glowing Health

This is a guest post by Joe Malone While reading The World as I Found It by Bruce Duffy (1987), a novel about the social and philosophical interactions between Wittgenstein, Russell, and Moore, I came upon the following, referencing Bertrand Russell … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #37

Published A disappointed literary aspirant, weary of having his articles declined with thanks, and doubtful of his critics’ infallibility, copied out ‘Samson Agonistes,’ which he rechristened ‘Like a Giant Refreshed,’ and the manuscript, as an original work of his own, … Continue reading

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“Jovanovich”: A Bookish Parody Of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky

The following is an amusing pastiche of Lewis Carroll’s poem Jabberwocky, wherein the names of popular book publishing companies are incorporated into the poem: ‘Twas potter, and the little brown Did simon and schuster in the shaw; All mosby were the … Continue reading

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“The Art of Bookkeeping”

How hard, when those who do not wish To lend, that’s lose, their books, Are snared by anglers — folks that fish With literary hooks; Who call and take some favourite tome, But never read it through; They thus complete … Continue reading

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Pun Of The Weak: Book Borrowers

Please return this book. I find that though many of my friends are poor mathematicians, they are nearly all good bookkeepers. — Walter Scott, written in a bookplate in one of his books  

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Gleanings From The Past #27

Life’s Mystery Being at my seat near the village of Meudon, and overlooking a quarry-man, whom I had set to break some very large and hard stones, in the middle of one we found a huge live toad, though there … Continue reading

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