10 June

indexIn an age of madness, to expect to be untouched by madness is a form of madness. But the pursuit of sanity can be a form of madness, too.

Saul Bellow, born on 10 June 1915, Canadian writer, Sun in Gemini, Moon in Taurus or Gemini.

Myself is thus and so, and will continue thus and so. And why fight it? My balance comes from instability.


Other personalities born today:

Maurice Sendak, born on 10 June 1928, Sun in Gemini, Moon in Pisces, American writer and illustrator († 2012).

I believe there is no part of our lives, our adult as well as child life, when we’re not fantasizing, but we prefer to relegate fantasy to children, as though it were some tomfoolery only fit for the immature minds of the young. Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do.

We’ve educated children to think that spontaneity is inappropriate. Children are willing to expose themselves to experiences. We aren’t. Grownups always say they protect their children, but they’re really protecting themselves. Besides, you can’t protect children. They know everything.


Immanuel Velikovsky, born on 10 June 1895, Russian author.