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A penny for your thoughts? A dollar for your death..
(Felix And Oscar)
Reality is the only word in the English language that should always be used in quotes.
i am a man, not a duck, llama, or fish, once a man, always a man.
(Sir Stuart Thomas)
Alf Todd said Ukridge, soaring to an impressive burst of imagery, has about as much chance as a one- armed blind man in a dark room trying to shove a pound of melted butter into a wild cats left ear with a red-hot needle..
(P. G. Wodehouse)
All say, How hard it is to die - a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
Camp is a vision of the world in terms of style - but a particular style. It is the love of the exaggerated.
Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
A fine quotations is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
'Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact.
A book is sent out into the world, and there is no way of fully anticipating the responses it will elicit. Consider the responses called forth by the Bible, Homer, Shakespeare - let alone contemporary poetry or a modern novel.