Thursday, April 27, 2017

Quote for the Day


Continuing the We Didn't Start the Fire roll call . . .

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television,
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe
Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

Today: Santayana goodbye

Song Reference:

Santayana goodbye

Jorge Augustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana (1863-1952) died in 1952. Wrote 18 books on philosophy. “Love makes us poets and the approach of death makes us philosophers.” - George Santayana


(Sorry about the use of Comic Sans font, not my doing)

More comic sans

And still more.



George Santayana (as he is known in English) (1863 – 1952), was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. Originally from Spain, Santayana was raised and educated in the United States from the age of eight and identified himself as an American, although he always kept a valid Spanish passport. He wrote in English and is generally considered an American man of letters. At the age of forty-eight, Santayana left his position at Harvard and returned to Europe permanently, never to return to the United States. His last wish was to be buried in the Spanish pantheon in Rome.

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