“Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.”
Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love), bk. III
Epistulae ex Ponto ("Letters from the Black Sea"), Book I
The Heroïdes: Or, Epistles of the Heroines. The Amours, Art of Love, Remedy of Love, and Minor Works of Ovid (1864 edition)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsOvid
Bio: Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who is best known as the author of the three major collections of poetry, the Heroides, Amores and Ars Amatoria, and of the Metamorphoses, a mythological hexameter poem.
Quote of the day
“Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations.”