Roy Lotz
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Book cover for A Journal of the Plague Year
I had two important things before me: the one was the carrying on my business and shop, which was considerable, and in which was embarked all my effects in the world; and the other was the preservation of my life in so dismal a calamity as ...more
Omar Khayyám
“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”
Omar Khayyám

James Joyce
“The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea.”
James Joyce, Ulysses

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Edward Gibbon
“The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.”
Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Arthur Schopenhauer
“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Lotz in Translation (Travel)
0 chapters   —   updated Apr 04, 2016 03:22PM
Description: Pretentious descriptions of my meager travels.
Essays (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 26, 2016 12:09PM
Description: They say the best way to learn is to get feedback, so I wanted a place to post my thoughts to see how you guys respond. I have no doubt that I will make a fool of myself in the process; but I've decided I'm willing to look foolish if that's what it takes to improve my thinking and writing.
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This is a group to read and discuss those books generally referred to as “the classics” or “the Western canon.” Books which have shaped Western though ...more
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