Quote of the day

The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all. –  Ted Hughes who was born on this day in 1930.



2 Responses to Quote of the day

  1. Richard says:

    Ted Hughes’s brother died recently in Australia. An interesting obit is published today here:
    It remindered me of the partial shoot of the film “Plath” – Hughes’s first wife – starring Gwyneth Paltrow- at Karitane where my cousin has a batch and Dunedin where he has his main home. Cousin,no slouch as national and international play rite, was interested in the filming at Karitane and spent hours watching the proceedings; I did to but got bored at the fourth take of the Ted Hughes actor with a long rod in hand dangling an orange fish never seen in these parts.

    A few days later, in Dunedin, later my cousin was watching further filming from barrier that blocked his street. Security guards accosted him accusing him of being stalker or such like because he had been seen at Karitane. It all ended well when my cousin explained to the producer that the front of his house – a very grand old house, had just been filmed.
    He was then treated like royalty, well, Hollywood royalty–

  2. Paul Scott says:

    Yes the Plath death and other deaths near him certainly left a public impression.
    Here’s more of his writing.

    @ ““Nobody wanted your dance,
    Nobody wanted your strange glitter, your floundering
    Drowning life and your effort to save yourself,
    Treading water, dancing the dark turmoil,
    Looking for something to give.”

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