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Old 03-19-2019, 01:51 AM   #3931
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... anyone who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. It is the people brought up in the gay intimacy of the slums, Paul learned, who find prison so soul-destroying.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:12 AM   #3932
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Old 05-25-2019, 10:25 PM   #3933
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Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn" by Tad Williams -

"'Why has this happened? Has everyone gone mad?'

'Everyone was mad already, my lady,' Cadrach said with a strange, sorrowful smile. 'It is merely that the times have brought it out in them.'"
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Old 06-28-2019, 12:15 PM   #3934
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Yesterday June 27 was Lottery Day.

"The number of people who expected Mrs. Hutchinson to win a Bendix washer at the end would amaze you." —Shirley Jackson
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:22 AM   #3935
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"When we are electing government officials, it is not stupid to ask yourself, “If a plague broke out, do I think this person could navigate the country through those times, on a spiritual level, but also on a pragmatic one? Would they be able to calmly solve one problem, and then another one, and then the next one? Or wouhld bodies pile up in the streets?"

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Old 08-01-2019, 12:33 PM   #3936
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"At least the World will end, an event anticipated with great joy by many. It will end very soon, but not in the year 2000, which has come and gone. From that I conclude that God Almighty is not heavily into Numerology."
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Old 08-05-2019, 04:38 PM   #3937
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Kurt Vonnegut again, preamble to Slaughterhouse Five.

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's notable achievement, I give you a quote from an unnamed but famous feminist:

"If we can send a man to the moon; why can't we send them all"
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My favorite quote was not from a book. Flip Wilson heard this in an airport and used it in his stand up.
"If you can fly this plane 3000 miles in the dark and find LA you can find my luggage."
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