# 220

“The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day.”(*) –John Milton, Paradise Regained. (Book iv. Line 220). (*) “The child is father of the man.”—William Wordsworth: My Heart Leaps up.


# 218

“But the cinephile is … a neurotic! (That’s not a pejorative term.) The Bronte sisters were neurotic, and it’s because they were neurotic that they read all those books and became writers. The famous French advertising slogan that says, “When you love life, you go to the movies,” it’s false! It’s exactly the opposite: when…


# 213

“As sweet and musical As bright Apollo’s lute, strung with his hair; (*) And when Love speaks, the voice of all the gods Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony.” —William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour ’s Lost. (Act iv. Sc. 3). (*) “Musical as is Apollo’s lute.”—John Milton: (Comus, line 78).