Archive for May 2012

Festive fellows

May 28, 2012

every day is for people here, a new feast. with little wit and much derelection. each running in his narrow circle of pleasure, like a kitten playing with its tail. as they do not complain of a headache, and that the host wants to extend them credit, they are happy and carefree.
(Mephistopheles talking about festive fellows from the Auerbach tavern, Leipzig. In Goethe’s Faust)

The bon vivant and the philosophy

May 15, 2012

a bon vivant who is philosophizing is like an animal than a goblin rotates in a circle around a barren heath, while a beautiful green pasture extends around it. Mephistopheles spoken. In Goethe’s Faust.