Monday, March 7, 2011

That's an idea

English artist and writer (and Johnny Depp dead-ringer) Wyndham Lewis died on this day in 1957. He said:

"'Dying for an idea,' again, sounds well enough, but why not let the idea die instead of you?"

Also on this date, in 1274, theologian St. Thomas Aquinas died.

"That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God more abundantly," he wrote, "they are permitted to see the punishment of the damned in hell."