Alec Nevala-Lee

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Quote of the Day

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It is alleged by a friend of my family that I used to suffer from insomnia at the age of four; and that when she asked me how I managed to occupy my time at night I answered, “I lie awake and think about the past.”

Ronald Knox

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February 15, 2011 at 6:37 am

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  1. His sudden mad love for Sibyl Vane was a psychological phenomenon of no small interest. There was no doubt that curiosity had much to do with it, curiosity and the desire for new experiences; yet it was not a simple but rather a very complex passion.”

    Arthur

    February 15, 2011 at 11:52 am

  2. Lord Henry: “crime belongs exclusively to the lower orders… I should fancy that crime was to them what art is to us, simply a method of procuring extraordinary sensations”
    Picture of Dorian Gray

    Arthur

    February 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

  3. Speaking of Ronald Knox, his short essay on the literature of Sherlock Holmes, which inaugurated the whole cycle of obsessive Holmesiana, might still be the best thing ever written on the subject.

    nevalalee

    February 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm


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