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Lending you his ear…

From the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, all 902 letters written to and from Vincent Van Gogh.  They’re beautifully reproduced, annotated, transcribed, and translated– a rare and precious look at a rare and precious artist.

As we form Impressionistic impressions, we might wonder that two very different public figures were born on this date in 1925.

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady…

“No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well. “

and terrifyingly insightful comedian Lenny Bruce…

“Let me tell you the truth. The truth is, what is. And what should be is a fantasy, a terrible terrible lie that someone gave to the people long ago.”

Written by (Roughly) Daily

October 13, 2009 at 12:01 am

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