My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains

My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk
— John Keats, Ode to a Nightingale

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Everything in excess!

To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites.
Moderation is for monks.
— Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Living in the City

Animals can be driven crazy by placing too many in too small a pen. Homo sapiens is the only animal that voluntarily does this to himself. — Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love I often work in the City of London, pictured here. I could not live there though. Financial considerations aside: it is too…

Animal considerations

As for man, of course, he doesn’t even consider himself an animal – which considering the way he considers them, is probably all things considered the only considerate thing about him.