Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Amazing Prescience of Ages Past

"You may set it down as a truth which admits of few exceptions, that those who ask your opinion really want your praise, and will be contented with nothing else."

-Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

8 comments:

Andrew Lowe-Watson said...

''Sad, dear, but true, dear...''

MaLj said...
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MaLj said...

More quotes from Oliver Wendell Holmes (new try - link didn't work in first comment, so I removed it, this you have to copy and paste because it will not work at all otherwise. I know, I have to learn more about html in blogs):

http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Oliver_Wendell_Holmes/

Andrew Lowe-Watson said...

I mis-quoted Cole Porter!

Surly Terrier said...

Andrew, we noticed, but felt shy about pointing it out.

MaLj said...

http://people.deas.harvard.edu/users/students/Rebecca_Hwa/lyrics/porter.html

Andrew Lowe-Watson said...

Gosh.
Your link, Maria, leads me to one of my favourite lyrics which I am going to make the subject of a new post.

MaLj said...

To return to the topic of the post, I found this written by another blogging SibMus composer:

http://edosbear.blogspot.com/2006/06/do-composers-really-want-help-when.html