current reading VII

"To meet the difficulty that none of us is aware of this sound, they account for it by saying that the sound is with us right from birth and thus has no contrasting silence to show it up..."

from W. K. C. Guthrie's A History of Greek Philosophy vol. 1


"In this tumult he stood abstracted on the trottoir in a listening attitude, and for a moment seemed not to recognize me when i touched him."
-M. P. Shiel, Vaila






"For about 250 years this lowly, hybrid, barely controlled, vaguely embarrassing literature has not just survived but insisted on coming back repeatedly. It suggests the Gothic works over material for its readers in important ways."

from the introduction to 'Late Victorian Gothic Tales' ed. Roger Luckhurst

& from same:

"Not the external and the physical alone is now managed by machinery, but the internal and spiritual also."
-Thomas Carlyle (1829)