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Words for the Day… by Marguerite Duras

Published by Olly Blackburn

Alcohol doesn’t console, it doesn’t fill up anyone’s psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn’t comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he … Continued

Words for the Day… by Arthur Machen

Published by Olly Blackburn

Every branch of human knowledge, if traced up to its source and final principles, vanishes into mystery.

Words for the Day… by James Brown

Published by Olly Blackburn

Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he’s got it all.

Read my interview with Little Black Book

Published by Olly Blackburn

Little Black Book fired some really good questions at me about what links my commercials, TV and film work and my training as a historian. Check it here: 5 Minutes with… Olly Blackburn

Words for the Day… by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Published by Olly Blackburn

Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany.

Words for the Day… by Mary Shelley

Published by Olly Blackburn

Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.

Words for the Day… by Edward Albee (RIP)

Published by Olly Blackburn

Remember one thing about democracy. We can have anything we want and at the same time, we always end up with exactly what we deserve.