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NAME OF THE WIND

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  • Machi shared from Vikram and the Vampire; Classic Hindu Tales of Adventure, Magic, and Romance by Richard Francis Burton
    The young prince understood him, and briefly remarking that such things were common in distinguished Brahman families, asked the Baital what he meant by the word "Atheist." Of a truth (answered the Vampire) it is most difficult to explain. The sages assign to it three or four several meanings: first, one who denies that the gods exist secondly, one who owns that the gods exist but denies that they busy themselves with human affairs; and thirdly, one who believes in the gods and in their providence, but also believes that they are easily to be set aside. Similarly some atheists derive all things...
    Note: :D
  • Machi shared from Vikram and the Vampire; Classic Hindu Tales of Adventure, Magic, and Romance by Richard Francis Burton
    'Ah! ah! thine eyes roll about like the tail of the water-wagtail, thy lips resemble the ripe fruit, thy bosom is like the lotus bud, thy form is resplendent as gold melted in a crucible, the moon wanes through desire to imitate the shadow of thy face, thou resemblest the pleasure-house of Cupid; the happiness of all time is concentrated in thee; a touch from thee would surely give life to a dead image; at thy approach a living admirer would be changed by joy into a lifeless stone; obtaining thee I can face all the horrors of war; and were I pierced by showers of arrows, one glance of thee would...
    Note: OG catcalling from Indian antiquity.
  • Machi shared from Vikram and the Vampire; Classic Hindu Tales of Adventure, Magic, and Romance by Richard Francis Burton
    In the same way, unclean clothes will mar beauty, bad food will undermine strength, a wicked wife will worry her husband to death, a disreputable son will ruin his family, an enraged demon will kill, and a woman, whether she love or hate, will be a source of pain. For there are few things which a woman will not do. She never brings to her tongue what is in her heart, she never speaks out what is on her tongue, and she never tells what she is doing.
    Note: :/
  • Machi shared from Moby Dick, or, the whale by Herman Melville
    "Now Jonah's Captain, shipmates, was one whose discernment detects crime in any, but whose cupidity exposes it only in the penniless. In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
  • Machi shared from Moby Dick, or, the whale by Herman Melville
    For as in this world, head winds are far more prevalent than winds from astern
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