Quotations About / On:
President Obama - I dub thee, 'Candy Man', because we the children love the candy given from your hand
(written 8 February 2015, vacationing in Thailand. My Thai wife and I are celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary here.)
'Understanding of social hierarchies: +1,000,000 if you eat buddha-ear candy.'
(- -Nathan Coppedge, November 2016)
life is a candy, taste it
(the memories of the sadness and happines)
Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.
(Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. The Diary of Virginia Woolf, vol. 3, entry for May 13, 1926, ed. Anne O. Bell (1980).)
You should lay off those candy bars.... You're a mess, honey.
(Orson Welles (1915-1985), U.S. filmmaker, actor, producer, and Based On The Novel Ba. Tanya (Marlene Dietrich), Touch of Evil, to police captain Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles) (1958).)
No imported candy or flowers grown in the richest soil fertilized with manure from a gold cow could ever compare to a sincere apology.
Why, what a candy deal of courtesy
This fawning greyhound then did proffer me!
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Hotspur, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 1, sc. 3, l. 251-2.
Henry IV once needed the help of Hotspur to regain his rights; "candy deal" means sugary quantity.)
I, Twitter, stutteringly remember
in cyber chases, late night,
sitting at computer scrabbling
after old grievances such are
lovers, cheaters, jilts, and those
rare 'got-lucky' graces, unexpected
shudders and shoulders where I broke
open, finally laid, laid waste for future flatterers
and failures of heart.
Sniffing my fingers for remnant tents,
I recall, sickened, the candy at every fair,
hand fulls gorged, glutted, belly sore and
wanting more, drowned in the push-shove
of fevered bodies intent on the fast rides
where one loses stomach for the ordinary.
Dizzy, I grab my ankles, confess instead,
I've puked my guts from excess, spun sugar
and cartwheels, mechanical distractions
ghosting up Stillborn nights holding their
breath well past bedtime.
At a window counting railroad cars
a boy thief is stealing circus hours.
(from 'I, Twitter, Stutteringly Remember In Cyber Chases')