Voltaire's Genius/Bach is Back

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Il en est des livres comme du feu de nos foyers; on va prendre ce feu chez son voisin, on l’allume chez soi, on le communique à d’autres, et il appartient à tous."

"What we find in books is like the fire in our hearths. We fetch it from our neighbors, we kindle it at home, we communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all."

"Nous cherchons tous le bonheur, mais sans savoir où, comme les ivrognes qui cherchent leur maison, sachant confusément qu'ils en ont une."

"We all look for happiness, but without knowing where to find it: like drunkards who look for their house, knowing dimly that they have one.

And in other news I'm currently fervently listening to Bach, great music to listen to while doing Homework, Physics and Math comes easy thanks to Bach.

Cello Suite No1 In G
by Bach