…you are no longer tasting the tea, you are merely tasting the sugar…{Quote}

“Lastly, tea — unless one is drinking it in the Russian style — should be drunk without sugar. I know very well that I am in a minority here. But still, how can you call yourself a true tea-lover if you destroy the flavour of your tea by putting sugar in it? It would be equally reasonable to put in pepper or salt. Tea is meant to be bitter… If you sweeten it, you are no longer tasting the tea, you are merely tasting the sugar; you could make a very similar drink by dissolving sugar in plain hot water.” George Orwell, How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea

I found this amusing quote on how to make tea perfect by George Orwell on Brain Pickings. It is part of the essay A Nice Cup of Tea. I am tea lover myself and one of my favourite tea places to get the loveliest cup of tea is Good and Proper, a place perhaps George Orwell would approve of.

…A deadline is a beautiful thing…{Quote}

“I have a routine when I have deadlines. A deadline is a beautiful thing. It puts me into a framework. I do like ritual and repetition. … It’s always reassuring… It puts things in perspective right away.” Maira Kalman (Source)

I think is so true. I found this quote and found it made so much sense, even though deadline can be a nightmare.

Suffering is one long moment. …{Quote}

“Suffering is one long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons. We can only record its moods, and chronicle their return. With us time itself does not progress. It revolves. It seems to circle round one centre of pain…”
Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

I saw this quote on my front page and liked it – I now have another book added to my extensive reading list.