Posts Tagged 'Thornton Wilder'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/25/15

Portrait of Thornton Wilder, as Mr. Antrobus i...

Portrait of Thornton Wilder, as Mr. Antrobus in “The Skin of Your Teeth”, 1948 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”   —   Thornton Wilder

(This makes for a great Thanksgiving quote.  It’s very often in festive family/friends gatherings when we realize how rich we really are.  Sometimes it just when it’s you and the dog . . . or the cat.  Or, you and a good book.  There are so many things to be thankful for.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/08/14

English: Thornton Wilder pictured in his Yale ...

English: Thornton Wilder pictured in his Yale College graduation photo, 1920. Image courtesy of the Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/brbldl/oneITEM.asp?pid=2037316&iid=1131841&srchtype= (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The less seen, the more heard.  The eye is the enemy of the ear in real drama.”   —   Thornton Wilder

 

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HundKatze (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

(I don’t know if Mr. Wilder was going for something deeper, but it is true that we humans are very visual creatures.  And, very often, seeing is very distracting.  Especially to hearing.  You might easily miss a bit of dialogue from a well lit stage, because your attention might be drawn to a prop, a piece of scenery, or a lesser – but more attractive – character who is not speaking.  But, when they dramatically dim the lights, and a voice rings out in the dark void, we become very focused on what is being said.  The funny thing is, relative to a lot of other animals, none of the three senses of sight, hearing and smell are all that strong in humans.  I’m not sure how we rank in terms of taste and touch.  If it wasn’t for our larger, and more complex, brains we probably would not have survived as a species.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/07/13

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Hot Fudge Cookie Sundae (Photo credit: @joefoodie)

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.”   —   Thornton Wilder

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iconGrill Hot Fudge Sundae (Photo credit: tobym)

(Great analogy about life . . . and the afterlife.  Why fret and fight about things that are essentially unknowable?  Can’t we all just enjoy the ride . . . together?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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