Why a quote for the Loo Wall section?
Friends and family who used to visit us in our cottage, in the shadow of the water tower at Moxhull Hall Hotel, for tea and a chat, for lunch or for dinner would often find themselves nipping to the loo for a moment and coming back half an hour later having amused themselves by reading the quotes I’d written upon the walls. These quotes varied in subject matter and style and particular quotes appealed to particular people at particular times in their lives. The quotes were springboards to hosts of conversations, family natterings, to the raising of many glasses and to celebrations of friendship.
We have moved house twice since then and many of the quotes have been lost. I've come to realize recently just how much I miss them; the quotes were friends in themselves. Voices of these quotes came from many sources including the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Ecclesiastes, Faber book of Science, Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Rumi, Lorca, Neruda, Shakespeare, Copleston’s History of Philosophy, Dylan Thomas, Bob Dylan, Oscar Wilde and there were lines of poems from a selection of today’s leading poets too.
Perhaps I'm indulging in a walk down memory lane, but I thought it would be fun to have a ‘Quotes for the Loo Wall’ section on this new site too. I’ll be adding quotes to this section from time to time and would welcome quotes from you. I'm holding back from selecting too many quotes myself to begin with as I'd like you to put the ones you like up here first.