Saturday, 14 May 2011
"Be daring... be different... be impractical... be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."
- Cecil Beaton
From “Emblems Divine and Moral”
by Francis Quarles (1866)
"Not eat, not taste? not touch? nor cast an eye
Upon the fruit of this fair tree? and why?
Why eat’st thou not what Heav’n ordained for food?
Or canst thou think that bad which Heav’n call’d good?
Why was it made, if not to be enjoy’s?
beglect of favours makes a favour void:
Blessings unus’d, pervert into a waste
As well as surfeits: woman, do but taste"