Quote of the day

Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements. – Giacomo Puccini who was born on this day in 1858.


13 Responses to Quote of the day

  1. Andrei says:

    Oh Ele;
    I think Puccini would be better represented by his music rather than his (translated into English) words


  2. Andrei says:

    Notice how I chose a duet, I gravitated to that quite subconsciously – I think believe a man and a woman complete one another.

    It is quite a mystical thought, the Good Lord arranged it this way for purposes only known to him but a man and a woman together can accomplish much more than neither individually can without the other

    The atheist biologist Richard Dawkins went though all sorts of intellectual contortions to try and explain it with evolutionary science but was very unconvincing


  3. homepaddock says:

    Andrei – I liked the sentiment in the quote, even though something was probably lost in translation but I agree the music is better, thanks.


  4. Andrei says:

    I liked the sentiment in the quote too Ele

    But any excuse to display Western Culture at its finest will be taken – any criticism was firmly tongue in cheek

    And it provides a break in the dogs chasing their tails on other threads


  5. Will says:

    If you like intellectual contortions, get some priest to explain transubstantiation or the trinity. Good detention material.


  6. Mr E says:

    I bet you enjoy male/male and female/female duets too. Surely.


  7. Andrei says:

    Bring up your fundamentalist atheism on a weekend open thread Will and I’ll play if the mood takes me

    For now let us relish the joys of humanities cultural achievements


  8. Andrei says:

    I bet you enjoy male/male and female/female duets too. Surely.

    Well there is something very special about Male/Female duets that the other variants don’t possess, this is most common format for duets of course

    Listen to Emmylou Harris with Willie Nelson – “Till I can gain control again” – I wont link it you can find it but it is magic, pure magic


  9. Mr E says:

    But Andrei,
    The Russians made the female/female duet famous. I still remember it in the news. I am sure you are a fan.


  10. Mr E says:

    Then of course there is this timeless classic. Some male/male duets are global hits. You must be a fan.


  11. Andrei says:

    Mr Ed – you are trying to get a rise out of me and derail this thread.

    You might think you have broken new ground by posting a t.A.T.u video on Homepaddock’s fine blog

    But you would be wrong – I beat you to it by years.

    Alas despite my memory which is very good I cannot easily link to the post where I did it – my memory is not that good


  12. Mr E says:

    All I heard was
    “t.A.T.u video ” …. “is very good”

    I knew you were a Fan.


  13. Will says:

    I wonder what “fundamentalist atheism” could possibly be.


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