Wish I'd said that - August 30, 2019

“Romance lurks in unexpected places. We walk abroad amidst scenes made dull by familiarity, and let our thoughts ramble far away beyond the commonplace… and behold! all the time Romance is at our very doors.”

The narrator in R. Austin Freeman, “The Dead Hand,” in Douglas G. Greene, ed., Detection by Gaslight: 14 Victorian Detective Stories (the reference is to adventure and wonder not love specifically).

Wish I'd said that - August 29, 2019

“Our intellect, however, no matter how independent of the past it may behave in science and technology, is ever renewed and consecrated by the consciousness of its connection with the mind of the remotest times and civilization.”

Jacob Burckhardt Judgement on History and Historians