Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
kradical

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Schott's Miscellany 26 June 2009

Elvis Presley gave his final concert performance, two months before his death (1977)


ON CHARACTER & THE EYES

The long, almond-shaped eye with thick eyelids covering nearly half of the pupil, when taken in connection with the full brow, is indicative of GENIUS, and is often found in artists, literary and scientific men. It is the eye of TALENT, or IMPRESSIBILITY. The large, open, transparent eye, of whatever color, is indicative of ELEGANCE, of TASTEE, of REFINEMENT, of WIT, of INTELLIGENCE. Weakly marked eyebrows indicate a FEEBLE CONSTITUTION and a tendency to MELANCHOLIA. Deep sunken eyes are SELFISH, while eyes in which the whole iris shows indicate ERRATICISM, if not LUNACY. Round eyes are indicative of INNOCENCE; strongly protuberant eyes of WEAKNESS of both MIND and BODY. Eyes small and close together typify CUNNING, while those far apart and open indicate FRANKNESS. The normal distance between the eyes is the width of one eye; a distance greater or less than this intensifies the character supposed to be symbolized. Sharp angles, turning down at the corners of the eyes, are seen in persons of ACUTE JUDGMENT and PENETRATION. Well-opened steady eyes belong to the SINCERE; wide staring eyes to the IMPERTINENT.

---Anonymous, c.1830?


The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurber (1894-1961)
Subscribe

  • on the WordPress blog

    Here's what we've had for the last month on the blog that I update more often than once a month..... Friday fanfare is "Then the Music Begins" by…

  • on the WordPress blog

    Here's the latest from my WordPress blog.... Me on the Dice Geeks podcast talking about writing and stuff. I'm on a panel for Dragon Con's…

  • on the Word Press blog

    Here's what's been on DeCandido dot Word Press dot com over the last month..... My 2005 Spider-Man novel Down These Mean Streets will be released…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 5 comments