From On Something, by Hilaire Belloc
"An elephant escapes from the circus and puts his head in at your window while you are writing and thinking of a word. You look up. You may be alarmed, you may be astonished, you may be moved to sudden processes of thought; but one thing you will find about it, and you will find out quite quickly, and it will dominate all your other emotions of the time: the elephant's head will be surprising. You are caught. Your soul says loudly to its Creator: 'Oh, this is something new!'"
From Perigeux of the Perigord
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Posted by usedbuyer 2.0 at 12:45 AM
Labels: Daily Dose, essayists, Essays, Hilairie Belloc, Quotations
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