"He taught him horsemanship, archery and how to wield lasso, rein and stirrup, and what and when and how, the rites of of convivial society, of formal ceremony and the symposium; hawking, falconry and how to hunt with the cheetah; what was justice or the lack of it; what the throne and the crown meant; how to deliver orations and how to go to war and lead an army."
The Shahnameh (courtesy of R.A.W.)
Sunday, March 10, 2013
There'll be no editing. This book was dictated by the Holy Ghost.
- Jack Kerouac, upon being told his manuscript of On the Road (typed onto a 120 ft. roll of teletype paper) would need to be cut into pages for editing.