"Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it."

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

"The vulgarity of a single Dublin day prolonged through 700 pages."

Yeats on Ulysses



Danae, 1545-46

Venus and an Organist and a Little Dog, 1550

"The Church grows secular that it may fight a new-born secular world."

Years at the turn of the 20th century

"You can’t let intimidation stop books. It’s as basic as that. Books are life itself."

Stephen King