"People prefer their poets dead.
If they're dead, they can't turn up drunk."
-Peter Forbes, editor of Poetry Review, explains the renewed
interest in Ted Hughes
When asked why Shakespeare's
birthday was not listed in the Royal Shakespeare''s calendar,
a spokesperson said:"'
"There have been thousands of famous people
throughout history. We simply cannot include everyone."
"The only completely consistent
people are the dead."
- Aldous Huxley
"SAINT, n. A dead sinner revised
-from Ambrose Bierce's Devil's Dictionary