Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar, la première femme élue membre de l’Académie française en 1980, est née le 8 juin 1903 à Bruxelles et morte en 1987 aux États-Unis. Mémoires d’Hadrien 🔺“Le véritable lieu de naissance est celui où l’on a porté pour la première fois un coup d’oeil intelligent sur soi-même: mes premières patries ont été des… Read More Marguerite Yourcenar

Speculation

“Speculation is perfectly all right, but if you stay there you’ve only founded a superstition. If you test it, you’ve started a science.” –Hal Clement – science fiction author (30 May 1922-2003) “Some things are too hard to believe, however entertaining they might be to hear or read.” “Human beings are prone to believe the… Read More Speculation

Kissinger and Power

Henry Kissinger ~ born on 27 May 1923 “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.” “Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.” “Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.” “Il potere è il massimo afrodisiaco.” “Beate le… Read More Kissinger and Power

Daphne Du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier, born on 13 May 1907, was an English novelist and playwright. After publishing her first novel, “The Loving Spirit”, when she was only 22, she went on writing other works, many of  which were successfully adapted into films, including the novels “Rebecca” (see here), “Frenchman’s Creek”, “My Cousin Rachel”, “Jamaica Inn”, and… Read More Daphne Du Maurier

Abélard

Pierre Abélard (Petrus Abelardus) – mort le 21 avril 1142Philosophe, écrivain, théologien, son histoire d’amour tragique avec Héloïse est l’histoire d’une passion charnelle qui devient un lien spirituel très fort Tous deux, nous partageons un amour entier, attentionné et sincère, puisque rien n’est doux, rien n’est paisible pour l’autre, s’il n’est profitable aux deux. L’amore… Read More Abélard

Enrico Vaime

Il 28 marzo scorso è morto all’età di 85 anni Enrico Vaime. E’ stato autore televisivo, teatrale, radiofonico e ha spesso firmato i suoi lavori in coppia con Italo Terzoli, con cui aveva costituito la ditta artistica Terzoli & Vaime.Ha al suo attivo numerosi libri, e alcuni dei titoli rappresentano brillanti aforismi, come “Tutti possono… Read More Enrico Vaime