Famous Marriages in history – Catherine Howard and Henry VIII (1540)
Catherine’s motto, “Non autre volonté que la sienne”, or, “No other will but his.”
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY COUPLE: BEATRIX POTTER and MARCEL DUCHAMP
“All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with ‘winning or losing this game of chess.”
This is a beautifully written post by Russell Brand
Lorrie Moore, What Is Seized
“Cold men destroy women,” my mother wrote me years later. “They woo them with something personable that they bring out for show, something annexed to their souls like a fake greenhouse, lead you in, and you think you see life and vitality and sun and greenness, and then when you love them, they lead you out into their real soul, a drafty, cavernous, empty ballroom, inexorably arched and vaulted and mocking you with its echoes—you hear all you have sacrificed, all you have given, landing with a loud clunk. They lock the greenhouse and you are as tiny as a figure in an architect’s drawing, a faceless splotch, a blur of stick limbs abandoned in some voluminous desert of stone.”
“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.” Nelson Mandela.
‘I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” Hunter S. Thompson
Famous marriages in history – Whitney Houston married Bobby Brown on this day. What happened to Whitney? She had the most incredible talent. Did a bad marriage cause her to lose her voice?
This woman has an amazing voice, and it’s her happy birthday today.
REMBRANDT and LINDA RONSTADT