Monday, 2 January 2017

Quotes 2017 #2

"The natives use human excrement for tanning leather. When Bernal Diaz came with Cortés to the great market-place of Mexico City, in Montezuma's day, he saw the little pots of human excrement in rows for sale, and the leather-makers going round sniffing to see which was the best, before they paid for it."

D.H.Lawrence, Mornings in Mexico, 1927.