Ambrose Bierce: Absurdity

“Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one’s own opinion.” 

– Ambrose Bierce. 


Ambrose Bierce: Grief

“Grief is an artist of powers as various as the instruments upon which he plays his dirges for the dead, evoking from some the sharpest, shrillest notes, from others the low, grave chords that throb recurrent like the slow beating of a distant drum. Some natures it startles; some it stupefies. To one it comes like the stroke of an arrow, stinging all the sensibilities to a keener life; to another as the blow of a bludgeon, which in crushing benumbs.”
~Ambrose Bierce, The Boarded Window.

Ambrose Bierce, American author

Ambrose Bierce, American author (Photo credit: Wikipedia)