Quote from D.H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence (from Wikipedia)

D. H. Lawrence (from Wikipedia)

“I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade.
It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor.”
D.H. Lawrence

It is hard to imagine the author of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” cutting up oranges or scrubbing a floor, but I do agree that getting busy at something – any mindless task – gets the mind off of one’s troubles.

What do you do when you get the blues?  

A mere bagatelle just for fun…

Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil...

“I am a drinker with a writing problem.” – Brendan Behan
Finally, an explanation of my condition.

In our age this is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues.” – George Orwell
 How timely is this in 2012?  Who would have thought we would all be discussing the evils or virtures of contraceptives in a political context?

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” – Haruki Murakami
I never seem to be reading what everyone else is reading even though I look around at Good Reads.

“No one has it who isn’t capable of genuinely liking others, at least at the actual moment of meeting and speaking.  Charm is always genuine; it may be superficial but is isn’t fake.” – P. D. James
I envy those who always remember to be charming.

A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” – Mark Twain
I probably read too much of everything.

“Women may be the one group who grow more radical with age.” – Gloria Steinem
Age may be the true liberator for women. 

“Patriarchy, routinely blamed for everything, produced the birth control pill, which did more to free contemporary women than feminism itself.” – Camille Paglia 
I had to throw this one in as it is typical vintage Paglia.

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