Thursday, July 5, 2012

Quote of the Day (Heinrich Heine, on His Dog and His Friends)

“A dog you are, a dog who
   Conducts himself as such.
All of my other friends, alas,
   Disguise themselves too much.”—Heinrich Heine (1797-1856), from “I Love You, Little Mopser,” in Poems of Heinrich Heine, selected and translated by Louis Untermeyer (1957)

(Portrait of the poet by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, 1831)

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