Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/08/12

Italiano: Havelock Ellis. English:

Italiano: Havelock Ellis. English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.”   —   Havelock Ellis

(There needs to be a short pause after the word “living” for this quote to make sense.  And, it DOES make sense.  It’s a marvelous quote.  However, the way I read it, and re-read it . . . and re-read it, as I was trying to complete the deciphering, was “living lies” as in living falsehoods.  Ahh!  Is there something Freudian about the way I perceived this quote?  Perhaps.  Don’t many/most of us live one or another sort of lie, anyway?  Was the author striving for some kind of duel meaning?  Ehh, doubtful.  But, who knows?!  If it were about falsehoods then this would have to be part of a bigger passage, because, as a stand alone sentence, it wouldn’t make any sense.  We’ve seen this author before, in earlier cryptoquotes, but as Henry Ellis.  The funny thing is, he was an early psychologist, and a contemporary of Sigmund Freud’s.   Be well and do good, friends.  Truly.)   —   YUR

PS.  I’ve got a grandson named Ellis!  The kid is super adorable!      YUR

4 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/08/12”

  1. 1 Anonymous June 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I read the quote differently. The word lies to me is not about untruths but about what lies ahead. About letting go of some things and holding on to certain whatevers.

  2. 2 unclerave June 8, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I didn’t say it WAS about untruths. I was talking about how I was reading it as I was doing it, friend. Re-read my entire observation.

    — YUR

  3. 3 hgrc June 11, 2012 at 10:09 am

    As I was initially solving the puzzle I somehow had the word after “lies” as “is”. There’s a mind mingler!

  4. 4 unclerave June 11, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Me too!!! That’s why I didn’t initially pick up on the *lies ahead* aspect of the quote.

    — YUR

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