A Few Can Touch The Magic String, And Noisy Fame Is Proud To Win Them
A few can touch the magic string,
And noisy Fame is proud to win them;
Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)
-- The Voiceless
FAme usually comes to those who are thinking about something else. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
O hearts that break and give no sign Save whitening lip and fading tresses!
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) -- The Voicele...
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) -- The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, vi...
And since, I never dare to write As funny as I can.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) -- The Height of the Ridiculou...
We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them stickes his head out and embarrasses us.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)...
Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.