Monday, 19 May 2008

Great thinkers

"When I was a Child I was in love with a girl of my own age who was slightly cross eyed; consequently whenever I looked at her unfocused eyes the impression of that vision of her on my brain was so linked to what aroused the passion of love that, for long afterwards whenever I saw cross-eyed people I felt more inclined to love them than others."

Rene Descartes


  1. Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
    Who was very rarely stable.

    Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
    Who could think you under the table.

    David Hume could out-consume
    Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,

    And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
    Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.

    There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya
    'Bout the raising of the wrist.
    Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed.

    John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
    On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.

    Plato, they say, could stick it away--
    Half a crate of whisky every day.

    Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle.
    Hobbes was fond of his dram,

    And René Descartes was a drunken fart.
    'I drink, therefore I am.'

    Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed,
    A lovely little thinker,
    But a bugger when he's pissed.

    Monty Python

  2. Yeats and Lady Gregory corresponded
    And James Joyce wrote streams of consciousness books
    T.S. Eliot chose England
    T.S. Eliot joined the ministry
    Did you ever hear about
    Wordsworth and Coleridge?
    Smokin' up in Kendal
    They were smokin' by the lakeside

    Van Morrison - Summertime in England


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