(21 Mar - 20 Apr)
Vocations which we wanted to pursue but didn't bleed like colours on the whole of our existence - Balzac, La Maison Nucingen (1838).
(21 Apr - 21 May)
Hast any philosophy in thee, Shepherd? - Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act III, Sc II (c1599).
(22 May - 21 Jun)
I owe much; I have nothing: the rest I leave to the poor - Rabelais (his last words) (1553).
(22 Jun - 23 Jul)
It is when we try to grapple with another man's intimate need that we perceive how incomprehensible, wavering and misty are the beings that share with us the sight of the stars and the warmth of the sun - Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim (1900).
(24 Jul - 23 Aug)
There is something in the pang of change/More than the heart can bear - Euripides, Iphigenia in Tauris (c414-12BC).
(24 Aug - 23 Sept)
Gifts are like hooks - Martial, Epigrams (AD86).
(24 Sept - 23 Oct)
The Emperor also has straw-sandaled relatives - Chinese proverb.
(24 Oct- 22 Nov)
There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go - Tennessee Williams, Camino Real (1953).
(23 Nov - 21 Dec)
Let us have Wine and Woman, Mirth and Laughter,/Sermons and soda-
water the day after - Byron, Don Juan (1819-24).
(22 Dec - 20 Jan)
Now I know the things I know/And do the things I do;/And if you do not like me so;/To hell, my love, with you] - Dorothy Parker, Enough Rope (1926).
(21 Jan - 19 Feb)
He who will not be ruled by the rudder will be ruled by the rock - Isaac D'Israeli, Curiosities of Literature Vol II (1834).
(20 Feb - 20 Mar)
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star - Nietzsche, 'Zarathustra's Prologue', Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883-92).Reuse content