Daniel Dockery

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Home of published musician, recording artist, mathematician, programmer, translator, artist, classicist, and general polymath.

February 24th, 2012

Человек—как роман: до самой последней страницы не знаешь, чем кончится. Иначе не стоило бы и читать…


A human being is like a novel: until the very last page you don’t know how it will end. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be worth reading…

Евгений Иванович Замятин, Мы (1921)—Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin, We.

November 1st, 2011

‘Зная, что каждый из них может умереть всякую минуту,’ думал бог, ‘не будут они из-за заботы о жизни, которая всякую минуту может прекратиться, злобиться друг на друга и портить те часы жизни, которые им предназначены.’

Но вышло не так.


“Knowing that each of them could die at any moment,” thought God, “they will not, by worrying about ephemeral daily things, be angry with one another or otherwise squander the hours of life allotted to them.”

But it was not the case.

Лев Николаевич Толстой, “Труд, смерть и болезнь” / Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, “Work, death and disease”.

Daniel Dockery

animî nostrî dêbent interdum âlûcinâri

Home of published musician, recording artist, mathematician, programmer, translator, artist, classicist, and general polymath.