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Sunday, 14 December 2008

Quote of the week No. 9 : Milton on paradise

The last few days have been rainy and cold. The landscape is black and white, black with the wet branches of the leafless trees and white with snow patches. Yesterday, Sant'Agata, the village that hangs magically above Cannobio, was playing Brigadoon among the clouds.

Here's this week's quote, which comes into my mind unbidden every time a visitor declares Carmine a paradise :


"The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven."

John Milton (1608-1674), in Paradise Lost Book I.

Australian band, Crowded House also had something to say on this subject.


Copyright © Louise Bostock 2007, 2008. All rights reserved. Please ask first.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are missing your daily blog episode. Hope you get your new computer soon.

Anonymous said...

One persons paradise is anothers hell, depends who your with.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Another lovely quote! I always look forward to your weekly quote entries. :)

Romancing Italy said...

...and "one man's trash is another man's treasure".

By the way, I am visiting my family and the room I am in is heated with a little Titan heater.

I think of you often.

Braja said...

Nice...and true

LadyFi said...

Milton and Crowded House - love them both!

Louise, Carmine Superiore said...

Thanks, all...new computer on its way!

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Quote of the week No. 9 : Milton on paradise

The last few days have been rainy and cold. The landscape is black and white, black with the wet branches of the leafless trees and white with snow patches. Yesterday, Sant'Agata, the village that hangs magically above Cannobio, was playing Brigadoon among the clouds.

Here's this week's quote, which comes into my mind unbidden every time a visitor declares Carmine a paradise :


"The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven."

John Milton (1608-1674), in Paradise Lost Book I.

Australian band, Crowded House also had something to say on this subject.


Copyright © Louise Bostock 2007, 2008. All rights reserved. Please ask first.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are missing your daily blog episode. Hope you get your new computer soon.

Anonymous said...

One persons paradise is anothers hell, depends who your with.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Another lovely quote! I always look forward to your weekly quote entries. :)

Romancing Italy said...

...and "one man's trash is another man's treasure".

By the way, I am visiting my family and the room I am in is heated with a little Titan heater.

I think of you often.

Braja said...

Nice...and true

LadyFi said...

Milton and Crowded House - love them both!

Louise, Carmine Superiore said...

Thanks, all...new computer on its way!