Welcome to The Epic! I am launching this blog as a manifesto for and a guide to living well. The title and motto of the blog are taken from the Epicureans, at least some of whom believed in the notion that not one minute of the future was guaranteed to them and that as a result they had the duty to live life to its fullest every moment.

I believe in discovering fun and pleasurable things wherever I find myself each day and I am told I have a knack for unearthing them. My hope is that by sharing in my pleasures and some of my ways of finding them you will begin to collect all the riches that lie in the moments of your life. They are there. Take them! All our lives should be.....Epic.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Quotes From My Luggage

While packing for a trip tomorrow, I found a scrap of paper in my suitcase with two great quotes on it. I do not know when or where I wrote them down and I did not write down the author who created them. They are too good to be mine. In any case, I share them for your entertainment.

"For adults, romances are variable and friendships are the constant. Privileged youth reverses the equation: love affairs are constant and it is the friendships that vary."

"Pettiness and cruelty, like long hair and short skirts, look better on a younger, more supple, frame."

If I keep finding notes to myself like this, I will make this a regular Epic feature!


Silk Regimental said...

Could it be, that while in a strange city, you awake at night and have a moment of brilliance, and you jot these down?

(That would be my story - and I'd stick to it).

Ben said...

Sometimes I scribble stuff down on my legal pad when a judge is making a verbal ruling, just so I appear to be doing something. The scrawlings are often hilarious, occasionally haiku-like:

"violent" "not to be trusted" "see you again".

The above from a recent sentencing. We got it on the chin in that one.

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

Both those quotes make me feel old and want to cry. They're lovely.