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and now a word from Tom Wolfe...


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Ah, perhaps we're all artists on the inside.

Yes, you, too, can be a hungy man! :-)

John Cox:

Hey Z
We flirt with madness with a wink and a smile.


Remove "beauty's miser" and you have the politician.
Pursuit and capture of beauty is the crucial thing.


Wasn't he married to Virginia Wolfe?

Dr. Bob:

Ok, I have no frickin' clue what Wolfe meant by this... now serve up the meatloaf, I'm hungy!

I think Grumpus is right - dump the "beauty's miser" and you've got a politician.

That's what confused me about Wolfe's quote - I couldn't resolve the beauty's miser vs. the gluttony and hungy bit.


I can still hear the soft southern winds in the live oak trees...


hungry man = man who has something to prove
glutton for eternity = one who longs for an enduring legacy
beauty's miser = one who sees/experiences [beautiful] things more vividly than is typical
glory's slave = one who lusts for notoriety

Watch Amadeus. While an aural artist, the character of Mozart (which was exaggerated for the screen) as depicted is a good literal representation of the quote.


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