Tag Archives: BRISBANE

APRIL 25. Those who trust us educate us. George Eliot.

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One of the commonest mistakes and one of the costliest is thinking that success is due to some genius, some magic something or other which we do not possess. Success is generally due to holding on, and failure to letting go. You decide to learn a language, study music, take a course of reading, train yourself physically. Will it be success or failure? It depends upon how much pluck and perseverance that word "decide" contains. The decision that nothing can overrule, the grip that nothing can detach will bring success. Remember the Chinese proverb, "With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin.

Maltbie Davenport Babcock (1858 – 1901)
FOTO – BOOKSHOP IN BRISBANE WOOLONGABBA 2007
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NOVEMBER 6. The best trees grow on the steepest hills. Burundi.

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Set a stout heart to a stey brae (steep hill).

FOTO – GLASSEY STREET RED HILL BRISBANE 2007

Scottish Proverb.

SEPTEMBER 30 2011: Better a little furniture than an empty house. Danish Proverb

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Extract from The Table of Longing

The table of longing was the sound of

all furniture ever moved. A distant sea

in the ear of a grand piano.

It was a tree uprooted
and black soil stirred. A car moaning
at the foot of a hill.

Lydia

foto – PADDINGTON SHOP ON LATROBE TERRACE IN BRISBANE  WITH FOUR CHAIRS.

Old Furniture by Thomas Hardy