Quote of the Week

Role Models, Restlessness and moving beyond Naivety

by Anna Blanch on April 19, 2011

There was a certain amount of pointlessness that was compounded by a feeling of being trapped. The pointlessness came from having enough experience in the job to recognise that it wasn’t as satisfying as I thought it would be. You naively make assumptions about a specific career path. Then you get to that point where […]

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R.S Thomas Quote

by Anna Blanch on April 8, 2011

               He Learned his anonymity from God himself. leaving his readers, as Godleaves the reader in life’s book to grope for the meaningthat will be quicksilver in the hand.


Faith and Understanding

by Anna Blanch on April 4, 2011

Faith isn’t intellectual understanding; faith is a deliberate commitment to Jesus Christ, even when I can’t see the way ahead -Oswald Chambers


Charles Williams on Poetry and Faith

by Anna Blanch on April 2, 2011

[P]oetry can do something that philosophy cannot, for poetry is arbitrary and has already turned the formulae of belief into an operation of faith. – Charles Williams from Charles Williams,The Descent of the Dove: A short history of the Holy Spirit in the Church (London: Longmans Green, 1939, p 123).


Dumb Luck….and Grammar

by Anna Blanch on March 7, 2011

English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment, and education —  sometimes it’s sheer luck, like getting across the street.  —                                      – E.B. White


Things in English are just….well,…better

by Anna Blanch on March 6, 2011

I give you the self superiority of the STC in the 19th Century. Our version of the Bible is to be loved and prized for this, as for a thousand other things, — that it has preserved a purity of meaning to many terms of natural objects. Without this holdfast, our vitiated imaginations would refine […]


My kind of Drug

by Anna Blanch on March 2, 2011

  My kind of drug. “Books are a Hard-Bound Drug With No Danger Of An Overdose. I Am the Happy Victim Of Books.” Image Credit: I found this image via FlashDecor, but seeing  as i’m pretty sure that’s Karl Lagerfield and the font looks vaguely familiar, I really think the source is more along Vogue […]


Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Literature and the Bible

by Anna Blanch on February 26, 2011

I take up this work with the purpose to read it for the first time as I should any other work, — as far at least as I can or dare. For I neither can, nor dare, throw off a strong and awful prepossession in its favour — certain as I am that a large […]


On the beginning of History

February 25, 2011

History began because scholars perceived a problem which faced no other civilization —  the problem of the duality of Europe’s past, its conflicting ideologies  and of their different interpretations of human destiny. (136) —                                           […]

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Living Life

February 24, 2011

“Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around.” — Katharine Hepburn

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