Quote #95

You’ll never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race.

George Bernard Shaw. O’Flaherty, v.c. 1915

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Haiku Parodies

The cherry blossom

Tumbles from the highest tree

One needs more petrol.

……………………………………………….

Late frost burns the bloom

Would a fool not let the belt

Restrain the body?

(Automated voice warnings from Newton’s badly damaged car, Dick Turpin)

Good Omens (1990). Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

“Dreams”_ Sebald

I suppose it is submerged memories that give to dreams their curious air of hyper-reality. But perhaps there is something else as well, something nebulous, gauze-like, through which everything one sees in a dream seems, paradoxically, much clearer. A pond becomes a lake, a breeze becomes a storm, a handful of dust is a desert, a grain of sulphur in the  blood is a volcanic inferno. What manner of theatre is it, in which we are at once playwright, actor, stage manager, scene painter and audience?

W G Sebald. The Rings of Saturn.