The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2992255
Posted By: Rapparee
23-Sep-10 - 10:56 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Earlier, Johnny Dunne gave the inspiration to Billy Blake:

No man is an candle, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the wick, a part of the wax. If a wick be burnt out by silly usage, the world is the darker, as well as if a searchlight were, as well as if a ligthouse of thy friend's or of thine own were. Any man's taper diminishes my light, because I am brighter than everybody else; and therefore must go about blowing out candles and tapers and dashing buckets of water upon fires so that my light will shine the brighter. Never send to know for whom the light went out; it was quenched for me.