lapidary apothegms

pithy sayings (apothegms) that should be written in stone (lapidary)

cart before the…

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cart before the horse

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April 7, 2014 at 2:43 am

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fear of becoming old

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fear of becoming old, Sontag

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July 30, 2013 at 6:27 pm

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that with which we wrestle

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June 17, 2013 at 1:22 pm

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led astray in the library

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August 16, 2012 at 6:26 pm

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bank robbery

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August 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm

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Bookstore

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Sylvia Beach’s (1887-1962) English-language bookshop, Shakespeare & Company. Originally established in 1919 on rue Dupuytren, moving to 12 rue de l’Odéon in 1921, where the store remained until 1941. The “new” Shakespeare & Company today is located at 37 Rue Bûcherie.

In the 1920s the store was a gathering place for writers such as Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, Ford Madox Ford (English author; grandson of Ford Madox Brown), F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Man Ray, André Gide & James Joyce.  The “new” location appears, of course, in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris”.

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July 24, 2012 at 8:59 pm

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always have a good little black dress & pearls

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Ottilie Ethel Leopoldine “Tilly” Losch (1907-75) – Austrian-born dancer, actress, painter (Albert C. Barnes bought one of her works), & femme fatale. Married Edward James, eccentric poet, collector, & patron of surrealists Dalí & Magritte, who founded a ballet company specifically for her. James would later file for divorce on the grounds that Losch had committed adultery with hotel executive Prince Serge Obelensky, to which Losch launched a failed countersuit stating that Edward was a homosexual.

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July 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm