John Fletcher Quote
“Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate.
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.”
The Honest Man's Fortune, (1613; published 1647)
“There are only a few images that are not forced to provide meaning, or have to go through the filter of a specific idea.”
Photography, or the Writing of Light (2000)
“'But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
“Most of the trouble in the world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.”
―William S. Burroughs
The Adding Machine: Selected Essays (1985), The Name is Burroughs
Born: December 20, 1579
Died: 1625 (aged 45)
Bio: John Fletcher was a Jacobean playwright. After William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, he was one of the most prolific and influential of the Jacobean dramatists. In succession to Shakespeare, he became the chief dramatist for the leading company of London, the King's Men.
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