“You say ‘erbs’, and we say ‘herbs’, because there’s a fucking ‘H’ in it!” ~ Eddie Izzard
From the movie, Dressed To Kill. I was lucky enough to see Izzard live in Cardiff a couple of years ago and he was fantastic. And he has amazing legs – bastard!
“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”
“What greater gift than the love of a cat.”
“It’s a mad world. Mad as Bedlam.”
~ Charles Dickens
Today is the 200th birthday of Charles John Huffman Dickens, one of the most well known and brilliant authors of Victorian England. So, it is only right that ‘Quote of the week’ is dedicated to Mr Dickens! Happy birthday dude!
“I wanted a bookstore because the book business is the business of life”
~ George Whitman.
George Whitman, the owner of Shakespeare and Company recently died on December 14th 2011. RIP Mr Whitman (12 December 1913 – 14 December 2011).
Shakespeare & Co can be found at 37 rue de la Bûcherie, in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France. It was opened 1951 by George Whitman and was originally named “Le Mistral” but renamed to “Shakespeare and Company” in 1964, in tribute to the original bookstore which closed in 1941 during the German occupation of Paris. From the very first night Whitman allowed travellers, young writers, poets and artists to lodge in exchange for a hand in cleaning the shop, building shelves and selling books. The shop was featured in the Richard Linklater film Before Sunset and in the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris and it a very popular tourist destination for book lovers. Hopefully one day I will get to visit it…..