Quote by Walter Benjamin
The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.
This quote suggests that storytelling, as a means of conveying important truths and wisdom, is diminishing. It implies that the epic aspect of storytelling, which encompasses profound insight and moral teachings, is vanishing. This could be interpreted as a commentary on the modern era, where traditional narratives and their inherent wisdom are being overshadowed or forgotten. The quote highlights a concern that without these epic tales, valuable truths and lessons may be lost, potentially leading to a decline in understanding and collective wisdom.
Wo wei ni xie de, he said, as he raised the violin to his left shoulder, tucking it under his chin. He had told her many violinists used a shoulder rest, but he did not: there was a slight mark on the side of his throat, like a permanent bruise, where the violin rested. You made something for me? Tessa asked.I wrote something for you, he corrected, with a smile, and began to play.
Look on beauty,And you shall see 'tis purchased by the weight;Which therein works a miracle in nature,Making them lightest that wear most of it:So are those crisped snaky golden locksWhich make such wanton gambols with the wind,Upon supposed fairness, often knownTo be the dowry of a second head,The skull that bred them in the sepulchre.Thus ornament is but the guiled shoreTo a most dangerous sea; the beauteous scarfVeiling an Indian beauty; in a word,The seeming truth which cunning times put onTo entrap the wisest.