gRAPHICaNATOMY

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Friday, May 02, 2008

 

random book quotes & beets

The people we starve and torture have an unsociable tendency to steal and murder. We think its because their brows overhang. ~ Carl Sagan

I would rather be a transformed ape than a degenerate son of Adam. ~ Broca

The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish is admittedly more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes ore lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.
The beet is the murderer returned to the scene of the crime. The beet is what happens when the cherry finishes with the carrot/ the beet is the ancient ancestor or the autumn moon, bearded and buried all but fossilized, the dark green sails of the grounded moon -boat stitched with veins of primordial plasma, the kite string that once connected the moon to the Earth now a muddy wisher drilling desperately for rubies.
The beet was Rasputin’s favorite vegetable, you could see it in his eyes.
An old Ukrainian proverb warns, “ a tale that begins with a beet will end with the devil. ~ Tom Robbins.

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