Thursday, 25 July 2019

Stag Beetle

"As I lie in bed I assume the shape of a big beetle, a stag beetle or a cockchafer, I think."

(Franz Kafka)

"It is amazing what a lot of insect life goes on under your nose when you have got it an inch from the earth. I suppose it goes on in any case, but if you are proceeding on your stomach, dragging your body along by your fingernails entomology presents itself very forcibly as a justified science."

(Beryl Markham)

Friday, 12 July 2019

Sussex Sheep

"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

(Alexander the Great)

"It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them."


Saturday, 6 July 2019


"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."

(William Faulkner)

"He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist."

(Francis of Assisi)