"Diamonds do not dazzle with beauty unless they are cut."
Sadhu Sundar Singh. From the book I read over the holidays.
David Bowie, Space Oddity. Got it during an ill-advised buying spree at the iTunes store (they should give you a running tally!).
This song is one of the best non-operatic examples of storytelling through music. It's so clever, and dramatic, and exciting ... wow.
"I thought you'd be inaccessible, so I was really surprised when you emailed me straight back."
A client to me in a meeting on Monday. Inaccessible? Maybe I should try that, it could raise my perceived value.