Blog Posts - Ambrose Bierce



Ambrose Bierce: The hypnotist

By those of my friends who happen to know that I sometimes amuse myself with hypnotism, mind reading and kindred phenomena, I am frequently asked if I have a clear conception of the nature of whatever principle underlies them. To this question I alwa...

Ambrose Bierce: My favorite murder

Having murdered my mother under circumstances of singular atrocity, I was arrested and put upon my trial, which lasted seven years. In charging the jury, the judge of the Court of Acquittal remarked that it was one of the most ghastly crimes that he...

Ambrose Bierce: One summer night

The fact that Henry Armstrong was buried did not seem to him to prove that he was dead: he had always been a hard man to convince. That he really was buried, the testimony of his senses compelled him to admit. His posture -- flat upon his back, with...

Ambrose Bierce: A Diagnosis of Death

'I am not so superstitious as some of your physicians - men of science, as you are pleased to be called,' said Hawver, replying to an accusation that had not been made. 'Some of you - only a few, I confess - believe in the immortality of...

Relax

"No hay nada nuevo bajo el sol, pero cuántas cosas viejas hay que no conocemos." Ambrose Bierce 02/09/05, 17:58:39 Lisboa (Portugal) 22 mm. 100 ISO 1/50 seg. f/8,0...
by La Foto del Dia on Oct 7, 2013

Ambrose Bierce: Staley Fleming's Hallucination

Of two men who were talking one was a physician.'I sent for you, Doctor,' said the other, 'but I don't think you can do me any good. Maybe you can recommend a specialist in psychopathy. I fancy I'm a bit loony.''You look a...

Proporción

“Paciencia: Forma menor de desesperación disfrazada de virtud.” Ambrose Bierce 04/05/2008 14:16:05 Alboraya 60 mm. 100 ISO 2 seg. f/11,0...
by La Foto del Dia on Jul 11, 2013

El Hipnotizador (Ambrose Bierce)

Ambrose Gwinett Bierce (Ohio, Estados Unidos, 24 de junio de 1842 – ¿1914?) fue un escritor, periodista y editorialista estadounidense. Su estilo lúcido y vehemente le ha permitido conservar la popularidad un siglo después de su muerte. Se le co...
by NUEVA FRONTERA on Apr 15, 2013

Quote For The Week

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over. -Ambrose Bierce (American editorialist, journalist, and writer. 1842-1914) By Christopher E. Hill, Editor Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)...
by Survival And Prosperity on Feb 25, 2013

~ Opportunity ~

‘‘Opportunity: a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.’’ Filed under: Just say 'in that..
by The Pursuit of Knowledge on Jan 25, 2013

Ambrose Bierce: The Death of Halpin Frayser

IFor by death is wrought greater change than hath been shown.  Whereas in general the spirit that removed cometh back upon occasion, and is sometimes seen of those in flesh (appearing in the form of the body it bore) yet it hath happened that...

Ambrose Bierce: An Inhabitant of Carcosa

Pondering these words of Hali (whom God rest) and questioning their full meaning, as one who, having an intimation, yet doubts if there be not something behind, other than that which he has discerned, I noted not whither I had strayed until a sudden...

Ambrose G. Bierce: The damned thing

CHAPTER IONE DOES NOT ALWAYS EAT WHAT IS ON THE TABLEBy the light of a tallow candle which had been placed on one end of a rough table a man was reading something written in a book. It was an old account book, greatly worn; and the writing was not, a...

Ambrose Bierce: Moxon's Master

Ambrose Bierce por J. H. E. Partington'Are you serious? -- do you really believe that a machine thinks?'I got no immediate reply; Moxon was apparently intent upon the coals in the grate, touching them deftly here and there with the fire-poker till th...

Ambrose Bierce: Oil of Dog

My name is Boffer Bings. I was born of honest parents in one of the humbler walks of life, my father being a manufacturer of dog-oil and my mother having a small studio in the shadow of the village church, where she disposed of unwelcome babes. In my...


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