Episode title quotes

E#101: "Under the Nigth"

"If the Commonwealth high guard had a weakness, it was this: its offices were too competent, too careing and too brave."
* Yin Man-Wei

The episode title is from W. H. Auden poem "September 1, 1939". The title is in the poem last stanza's first line.

Auden's poet is about the German invasion of Poland which started World War Two. The invasion started on September 1, 1939.

line 14: From Luther until now
Martin Luther doctrines free Germany from the influence of the Pope.
line 16: Find what occurred at Linz,
Hitler visited the school Linz on March 13, 1938. The Anschlurs occurred and Austria was annexed to Germany.
line 23: Exiled Thucydides knew
Thucydides was an Athenian general relieved of his command. He wrote the history of Peleponnesian Wars. He was a critic of post Periclean Athens' tends.
line 47: The lights must never go out,
The ironic play of words on British Foreign Secretary statement in 1914 that "The lamps are going out all over Europe and we shall not see them lit again in our life time.
line 59: What mad Nijinsky wrote
line 60: About Diaghilev
Nijinsky was the famous dancer who wrote "Some politicians are hypocrites like Diaghilev, who want does not universal love, but to be loved alone."

Diaghilev (1872 - 1929) was a Russian ballet producer.

line 96: Of Eros and of dust,
Eros is ancient Greek god of love.

E#102: "An Affirming Flame"

"Some says the Commonwealth would have fallen even without the Nietzschean treachery. They underestimate both the Commonwealth and the Nietzschean."
* Yin Man-Wei, "The Rise and Fall of the Commonwealth", CY 11942

The episode title is from W. H. Auden poem "September 1, 1939". The episode title is in the poem last stanza's last line.

E#103: "To Loose The Fateful Ligthning"

"Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. Those who fail to learn history correctly - why they are simply doomed."
* Achem Dro'hm, "The Illusion of Histroical Fact", CY 4971

E#104: "D Minus Zero"

"Here's everything I Know about war: Somebody wins, somebody loses, and nothing is ever the same again."
* Admiral Constanza Stark, CY 7984

E#105: "Double Helix"

"Machiavelli's ideas are basically sound ones for the Nietzschean people. Unfortunately, he was an optimist"
* Cerebus Khmer,"Aphorisms", CY 8969

E#106: "Angel Dark, Demon Bright"

"The Heavens burned, The Stars cried out
And under the ashes of the infinity,
Hope, scarred and bleeding,
breathed it's last."
* Ulatempa Poetess, "Elegy for the Commonwealth", CY 9823

E#107: The Ties That Blind

Many say living in the Way is difficuly
Is sleeping difficult?
Is waking?
* Serenitity Vikram Singh Khalsa, Collected Works, 301 AFC

E#108: Banks Of The Lethe

"We say atoms are bound by weak attractors. Why not admit the truth.: The universe is held together by love" * Michio von Kerr, Wayist Physicist

E#109: A Rose In The Ashes

The truest measure of a society is How it treats its elderly, its pets, and its prisoners.
* Keeper of the Way Vision of Faith VII, CY 9891

E#119: The Honey Offering

The title is from chapter 61 of the fourth part of by Friedrick Nietzsche.

E#122: Its Hours Come Round at Last"

The episode title is from W. B. Yeats poem "The Second Coming" last stanza. The line before the last line in the last stanza is the source of the episode title.

Burton Craddock
(c) November 2000
Last update: December 20, 2000