Monday, March 01, 2004

Dylan Deliberates

Dylan is a rabbit of few words. In fact, loquacious rabbits are hard to find. But when speaking, or being spoken of, they can be profound:

“I’m a rabbit,” said Dylan.
"But I'm a rabbit who sleeps. I'm not the hopping kind."
Eric Thompson (Writer, Actor and Director, Born Sleaford, Lincs, 1929 – 1982)

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen."
John Steinbeck (American Novelist and Writer, Nobel Prize for Literature for 1962, 1902-1968)

"I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it along the way."
A. A. Milne (English Humorist and Writer, creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, 1882-1956)

"Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals."
George Orwell (English Novelist and Essayist, 1903-1950)

"The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit, hits a pedestrian."
Frank Herbert (American science fiction Author and Writer, 1920-1986)