Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Quote du Jour: More Charles Simic

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History is a cookbook. The tyrants are chefs. The philosophers write menus. The priests are waiters. The military men are bouncers. The singing you hear is the poets washing dishes in the kitchen.
xxx~ Charles Simic, The Monster Loves His Labyrinth

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8 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

I recently scribbled this same quote in my notebook.

Rodak said...

It's a great quote. I loved it. Simic is da bomb.

screamin'ian said...

what are the magi responsible for?
creating it.

Rodak said...

The magi write guide books.

screamin'ian said...

like the Michelin guide?

Rodak said...

Somethin' like dat.

Fiocle said...

Good quote. I like it!

Rodak said...

Yeah, it cuts right into the core of things, doesn't it?