I once attended an industry rally where one speaker very succinctly explained where we sometimes miss our turn of the road:
It takes a great deal to make a successful American, but to make a happy Venetian takes only a handful of quick sensibility. – Henry James
Кто не знает иностранных языков, тот не имеет понятия о своем собственном. – И.-В. Гёте
The Quotes on the Front Page are back, this time in a bilingual edition and in a form that can easily added to Pinterest or saved for good memory as an image.
|Samuel Butler (1835-1902)|
Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature. – Samuel Butler, the English author (biography at Encyclopaedia Britannica)
It is a bad sign when people stop understanding humour, irony, or joke. – Fyodor Dostoevsky.
This is a rare photographic portrait of Fyodor Dostoevsky, made by his close friend Konstatin Shapiro. The photograph was presented to Jacov Faddeevich Sakhar on 16 December, 1880 with the inscription in Dostoevsky’s own hand.
More about the photo: Lame Duck Books.
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. – Kurt Vonnegut (official site).
Laughter is not always associated with comedy; Mary Beard studied laughter as a ‘social signifier’ in the Roman society.