Friday, January 23, 2009

Daily Dose

From The Charles Lamb Daybook, compiled by E. V. Lucas, entry for January 23:


"I confess that I do feel the differences of mankind, national or individual, to an unhealthy excess. I can look with no indifferent eye upon things or persons. Whatever is, is to me a matter of taste or distaste; or when it becomes indifferent, it begins to be disrelishing. I am, in plainer words, a bundle of prejudices -- made up of likings and dislikings -- the veriest thrall to sympathies, apathies, antipathies."

From Imperfect Sympathies

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