Julia Child:

The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.

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Albert Camus:

What is a rebel? A man who says no.

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Studs Terkel:

Cannot Hannah Arendt’s ‘banality of evil’ be subject to transposition: the evil of banality?

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Josh Billings:

About one haff the pitty in this world iz not the result ov sorrow, but satisfackshun that it aint our hoss that haz had hiz leg broke.

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Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis:

Sensitive people wish to be loved; vain people wish only to be preferred.

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Salvador Dali:

There’s no greater bliss in life than when the plumber eventually comes to unblock your drains. No writer can give that sort of pleasure.

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Jean Cocteau:

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like?

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22 April 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Noah Webster:

When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country.

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21 April 2016 · Comments Off on Double Sawbuckery · Categories: First Looks

TPM rounds up the best (?) right-wing reactions to the news that a Harriet Tubman is to be on the $20.00 bill.

You couldn’t make this stuff up.

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21 April 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Jack London:

Affluence means influence.

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20 April 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Doris Lessing:

If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.

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19 April 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Kerry Greenwood, in Earthly Delights:

Civilization is as thin as cigarette paper.

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17 April 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Denis Diderot:

Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.</blockquote>

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16 April 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Steve Martin:

If you’ve got a dollar and you spend 29 cents on a loaf of bread, you’ve got 71 cents left; But if you’ve got seventeen grand and you spend 29 cents on a loaf of bread, you’ve still got seventeen grand. There’s a math lesson for you.

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15 April 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.:

I like to pay taxes. With them I buy civilization.

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14 April 2016 · Comments Off on Break Time · Categories: First Looks

Off to drink liberally.

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14 April 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Cullen Hightower:

A figment of the imagination is just a harmless illusion – unless you are victim of it.

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13 April 2016 · Comments Off on Dis Coarse Discourse · Categories: First Looks

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13 April 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Burt Reynolds:

You can only hold your stomach in for so many years.

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12 April 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Virgil:

Every man makes a god of his own desire.

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