Monday, May 16, 2005

(inscription to "A Fan's Notes")

If his inmost heart could have been laid open, there would
have been discovered that dream of undying fame; which, dream
as it is, is more powerful than a thousand realities.

-Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Fanshawe"

All Wales is like this. I have a friend who writes long
and entirely unprintable verses beginning, "What are you,
Wales, but a tired old bitch?" and, "Wales my country, Wales
my sow."

-Dylan Thomas to Pamela Hanstard Johnson


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