Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dog's teeth of virtuous self-mistrust

" ... style marks the success an author may have in forging a personal utterance between the hammer of self-being and the anvil of those impersonal forces that a given time possesses. Hammer and anvil together distort as well as shape. " - Geoffrey Hill

" ... all the smelly little orthodoxies which are now contending for our souls..." - George Orwell

(Read daily entries from Orwell's diary online in blog form.)

"It is the nature of parasitism that it may feed in different ways, that it may be irresponsible since it always has the responsible thing it feeds on to sustain it and keep it alive." - J.V. Cunningham

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