“On the fourth day comes the astrologer, from his crumbling old tower.” From The Mysterious Stranger: A Romance (1916) by Mark Twain, with illustrations by N.C. Wyeth.
“I once had a mynah bird, and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. When I put music on, it would start yelling at me. It was like living with an ancient, fractious aunt. The fucker was never grateful for anything. Only animal I ever gave away. Maybe it got too stoned; there were a lot of guys smoking weed. To me it was like living with Mick in the room in a cage, always pursing its beak.”
— From Life (2010) by Keith Richards
One of the most joyous and beautiful images I have ever seen, a photograph by Raymond G. Woolfe, whose classic book on Secretariat is in print once more. The young lady pictured, by the way, has graduated to real horses, and rides every day.