Sunday, December 6, 2009

Quote(s) du Jour: Last Milosz



Lest they be forgotten, here are the last couple of excerpts I pulled from the pages of Czeslaw Milosz' great novel, The Issa Valley, and never used:

If only a moment of everything’s happening could be arrested, fixed, examined in a glass jar; if only it could be peeled away from the moment before and the moment after, and the tissue of time stretched into an ocean of space! But no.

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We are given to live on the border of the human and the bestial, and it is good so.


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