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Gustave Flaubert
“Just when the gods had ceased to be, and the Christ had not yet come, there was a unique moment in history, between Cicero and Marcus Aurelius, when man stood alone.”
Gustave Flaubert, The Letters, 1830-1880

Thomas Browne
“If there be any among those common objects of hatred which I can safely say I doe contemn and laugh at, it is that great enemy of reason, vertue and religion, the multitude, that numerous piece of monstrosity, which taken asunder seeme men, and the reasonable creatures of God; but confused together, make but one great beast, & a monstrosity more prodigious than Hydra; it is no breach of Charity to call these fooles; it is the stile all holy Writers have afforded them, set down by Solomon in canonicall Scripture, and a point of our faith to beleeve so.”
Thomas Browne, Religio Medici & Urne-Buriall

Frank Bidart
“After sex & metaphysics,—
… what?

What you have made.”
Frank Bidart, Star Dust
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Frederick Seidel
“The Earth keeps turning, night and day, spit-roasting all the tanned
Tired icebergs and polar bears, making white almost contraband.
The biosphere on a rotisserie emits a certain sound
That tells the stars that Earth was moaning pleasure while it drowned.

— "Poem by the Bridge at Ten-Shin”
Frederick Seidel, Poems 1959-2009

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