-- Cesare Pavese
Quicunque vult salvus esse is the opening of the Athanasian Creed, roughly translated as ‘whoever wants to be saved’. The Creed itself is often known by its opening words – quicunque vult or “whoever wants to.” Which naturally became early 19th century slang for prostitute. I just think it’s an amazing little piece of linguistic mischief – and encompasses rather a lot of my favourite things (blasphemy, language, sex, history). I am not, however, at this juncture interested in exchanging sex for money – so it’s probably a somewhat misleading name for my website. But I prefer to see it as a kind of philosophy about living, writing and reading. My books, and this site, are here for whoever wants to.
Acts of Blogging
- on content warnings & courtesy April 12, 2014
- Shibboleth March 21, 2014
- Squee March 8, 2014
- The only ugly gay man on TV March 5, 2014
- If she says your behaviour is heinous… February 4, 2014