Saturday, September 25, 2010

September 26

I'm staying in another weekend night, trying to write a survival guide to life at an amerikanischen Universität (for German class) and to catch up on readings. I'm also being distracted by random Internet wanderings.

Evidently, American-born English poet and playwright T. S. Eliot was born 122 years on this day. German philosopher Martin Heidegger was born exactly one year later. Below, some of their wisdom:

"Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man."
- Martin Heidegger

"Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it."
- T. S. Eliot