Quotes for 2020 #37

An on going series of a quote a day from those most worthy of individuals, writers…  Disclaimer: Not all quotes are meant to inspire… Not all comments I make upon them are entirely honest either, occasionally Hannibal writes them…

Today’s quote comes from Homer, no not the ones form Springfield, the ancient Greek who may or may not have lived at some point between 1200BC and 600BC and almost certainly didn’t write anything down, at least not in any manuscript of pre-ancient Greek. His great epic poem were composed to be spoken, and learned by rote by bards and performers through the generations until they were finally first written down around 400BC. By which time, thanks to Chinese whispers, much of the originals had probably been altered, a little here, and a little there.

So in essence today’s quote is probably from Homer, or may be by from some unknown skauld who was wondering around ancient Greece back when Aristotle was a lad. It is however a fine quote and one that many a writer would do well to remember, in the wee black coffee fueled hours of the soul when wiser men are long abed…


Of course, few writers are truly wise, when it comes to themselves, and while there may be a time to sleep, most nights I struggle to find it. but Insomnia is good for the soul, as no one ever said….


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