Monday, November 1, 2010

Cacatio Matutina Est Tamquam Medicina

Confessions of a Barbarian: Selections from the Journals of Edward Abbey, 1951-1989 (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1996), p. 292:
Nothing like the deep satisfaction of a good defecation in the morning; why carry two or three pounds of shit around all day?

1 comment:

  1. The atheist Edward Abbey might be compared with Thomas Markham, the uncle of Sir John Harington. Harington asks one of his uncle's companions "whether [Markham] were religious or no, and namely if he used to pray; he told me, that to his remembrance he never heard him ask any thing of God, nor thanke God for any thing; except it were once at a Jakes, he heard him say, he thanked God, he had had a good stoole."

    Quorum Deus est venter, eorum templum sit cloaca.