Friday, August 15, 2008

May you live in interesting times.

8 comments:

Mo GaGo said...

very interesting representation....I'm buying into the concert idea.... the future for sure will be crowded as the population of the world is soaring and food and resources are growing scrace...but I'm not sure this will be interesting it will be scary...

Anonymous said...

mo gago, the point is that "interesting" is scary. "May you live in interesting times," is an oft-quoted curse.

Mohajir said...

Yes, but interesting times should also have a reference to pirates. In fact, I was going through the labels. Why is there not a label for pirates?

Anonymous said...

The funny thing is, the Chinese are credited for "May you live in interesting times.", but there is no historical reference linking the phrase to anyone in Chinese history. It's actually a western quote attributed to the Chinese!

Lindsay said...

I somehow doubt it's the original source, but I heard (read) "May you live in interesting times" in a Terry Pratchett/Discworld novel.


Really awesome books, by the way. Go read them now :D

wei yen said...

Wow, I love that Terry Pratchett book!

David said...

there is such a thing as being too curious

St. Augustine confessed he spent too much time looking at flowers and snails and not serving God.

Nellodee said...

Well I read a version of "May you live in interesting times" in a Mercedes Lackey book, and it was attributed to the, well, I guess it was some version of Native Americans. So let's just call it "-Anonymous" and get on with our lives.

 
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