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Thursday 22 February 2018
Ab Vrbe Condita 2771

Argyria (noun)

A permanent condition of bluish or grayish skin, caused by ingesting excessive amounts of silver. Similar to chrysiasis, from ingesting too much gold.
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02/11/2018: Exoculation (noun) The act of putting out the eyes. Cherished tradition holds that scissors in the hands of running children or long, thin sticks haphazardly waved by the same are potentially exoculative.
02/04/2018: Nudiustertian (adjective) Relating to the day before yesterday, or by extension, extremely recent.
01/28/2018: Byssus (noun) Also known as sea silk or lana pinna, byssus classically refers to an ultrafine gold-colored fabric woven from threads produced by the Mediterranean pen shell mollusc.
01/21/2018: Rhotic (adjective) Pronouncing all the Rs in one’s speech wherever they occur. Non-rhotics, for example speakers of Received Pronunciation in England, usually drop Rs that aren’t immediately followed by vowels.
01/14/2018: Gegenschein (noun) A faint glowing patch in the night sky caused by sunlight reflecting off dust particles in the solar system’s plane. It shows up at 180° away from the sun.
01/07/2018: Saponifiable (adjective) Capable of being made into soap.
12/31/2017: Keranography (noun) The supposed process whereby a lightning flash creates a photographic image onto a surface. (The light from powerful nuclear blasts can do this.)
12/24/2017: Gride (verb) To make a grinding or scraping sound.
12/17/2017: Aphaeresis (noun) Omission of the beginning syllable of a word. Example: “You’ve got a lot of ‘splaining to do.”
12/10/2017: Catholepistemiad (noun) A place to acquire universal knowledge. Coined by University of Michigan founder Augustus B. Woodward (1774-1827).
12/03/2017: Ludibund (adjective) Playful. A kind of opposite to moribund.
11/26/2017: Tughra (noun) An ornamental Arabic signature used as an official seal, traditionally associated with Ottoman Empire sultans.

11/19/2017: Morcellation (noun) The removal of something, as in surgery, by cutting it into pieces.
11/12/2017: Lateritious (adjective) Having the color of a brick, reddish brown.
11/05/2017: Promession (noun) Freeze-drying the dead. Technicians cool the body down to -320°F (-196°C), then vibrate it to a powder. A vacuum pump draws out the moisture. Buried, the powder vanishes completely in 6-12 months.
10/29/2017: Cultrate (adjective) Sharp-edged and pointy, such as a holly leaf.
10/22/2017: Chiliad (noun) A thousand of something; a tenth of a myriad.
10/15/2017: Exergual (adjective) Pertaining to a concavity on the reverse (“tails”) of a coin where an incription might appear, such as a date or motto.
10/08/2017: Bistre (noun) A brownish yellow pigment [bistre] made from boiled chimney soot. The ideal raw material was beechwood.
10/01/2017: Resile (verb) To reverse from an agreement, to recant a previously held belief, to shrink or recoil, or to return to one’s original dimension after being stretched.
Bertrand Russell
Poul Anderson
Sappho of Eresos
Frederik Pohl
Ezra Pound
Robert Green Ingersoll
James Lowell
Barbara Cartland
Ben Hecht
Hall Caine
Countess Of Blessington
Gore Vidal
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Daphne du Maurier
William Makepeace Thackeray
William Wycherley
Aphra Behn
Henry Thoreau
Emily Dickinson
William Morris
JRR Tolkien
Philip Roth
William Faulkner
Elizabeth Ann Linley
Herman Melville
Ian Fleming
Robert Frost
Tennessee Williams
Maria Edgeworth
Eugene Oneill
Jonathan Swift
Ray Bradbury
Sir W.S. Gilbert
Erma Bombeck
Thomas Cranmer
Algernon Charles Swinburne
James Fenimore Cooper
Pliny the Younger
Edith Wharton
Washington Irving
Lewis Carroll
Charles Dickens
Phillis Wheatley
Charles Cotton
Oliver Goldsmith
André Gide
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Oscar Wilde
Ben Jonson
Preston Sturges
Pope Pius II
Sam Johnson
William March
Percy Bysse Shelley
Clare Boothe Luce
Fawn Brodie
Edward Plunkett, Lord Dunsany
Edna St Vincent Millay
Nikolai Gogol
Cato the Elder
Henrik Ibsen
Henry Howard,<br>Earl of Surrey
William Wordsworth
Winston Churchill
Robert Browning
Elizabeth Montagu
Algernon Blackwood
William Shakespeare
Sara Teasdale
Susanna Centilivre
Edward De Vere,<br>17th Earl of Oxford
D.H. Lawrence
Nawal El Saadawi
Upton Sinclair
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jane Austen
Arthur Machen
Peter Abelard
Kurt Vonnegut
Ambrose Bierce
Nellie Bly
Boris Pasternak
Sir Walter Raleigh
Truman Capote
Vittoria Colonna
Cardinal Newman
Alexander Pope
Pearl S. Buck
James Joyce
Edward Bulwer Lytton
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dorothy Sayers
William F. Buckley, Jr
Anne Killigrew
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
Faltonia Betitia Proba
Maya Angelou
Margaret Cavendish
E.M. Forster
Ernest Hemingway
Evelyn Waugh
Ernest Vincent Wright
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Horace Walpole
Mary Shelley
Sir J.M. Barrie
Niccolò Machiavelli
Zitkala Sa
Edward Albee
Lester del Rey
P.J. O’Rourke
Catherine Parr
Frederick James Furnivall
Maria Monk
Edmund Spenser
Jorge Luis Borges
Sir Walter Scott
Vladimir Nabokov
Elizabeth Inchbald
Andrew Lang
Marguerite Duras
Leigh Hunt
Emma Goldman
Virginia Woolf
Alan Dershowitz
Robert E. Howard
HP Lovecraft
Thomas Pynchon
Salvador Dalí
Venerable Bede
Robert Louis Stevenson
Leo Rosten
Walter Savage Landor
George Bernard Shaw
Edgar Allan Poe
Agatha Christie
W. Somerset Maugham
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
EE Cummings
Charles Hoy Fort
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Christopher Marlowe
Garry Wills
Norman Mailer
Emily Lamb,<br>Viscountess Palmerson
Marcel Proust
Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
Cole Porter
O Henry
Rod Serling
John Milton
Johann von Goethe
Nnedi Okorafor
Andrew Marvell
William Caxton
William Butler Yeats
Lev Tolstoy
Maxwell Anderson
Noël Coward
Bret Harte
Charlotte Mary Yonge
John Ruskin
Winston Churchill
Henry James
Victor Hugo
Hannah More
HG Wells
Ray Palmer
Arthur Miller
Emily Pauline Johnson
John Keats
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Frances Trollope
Arthur Conan Doyle
Joanna Baillie
George Sand
Paddy Chayefsky
TS Eliot
Miranda July
John Wilmot
Geoffrey Chaucer
James Whitcomb Riley
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Larry Niven
Gillian Flynn
Albert Camus
Noël Coward
George Eliot
Anthony Burgess
Ned Buntline
Rudyard Kipling
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Elizabeth Gaskell
L. Frank Baum
Harlan Ellison
Robert Towne
James Thurber
Thomas Hardy
Daniel Defoe
Roald Dahl
Emilia Lanier
Christina Rossetti
Ramon Llull
Samuel Richardson
Erica Jong
Ray Palmer
William Blake
Zane Grey
Joseph Conrad
Miguel de Cervantes
Ida B. Wells
Dame Edith Sitwell
Mark Twain
Herman Mankiewicz
Mark Twain
Anthony Trollope
Honoré de Balzac
Mason “Parson” Weems
<span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:154px;"><i>Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like.<br><br><aside>Bertrand Russell</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:179px;"><i>In Harvest of Stars, there is this notion, not original with me of course, that it will become possible to download at least the basic aspects of a human personality into a machine program…<br><br><aside>Poul Anderson</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:173px;"><i>Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow.<br><br><aside>Sappho of Eresos</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>I never had any writer’s block. I got up in the morning, sat down at the typewriter — now, computer — lit up a cigarette.<br><br><aside>Frederik Pohl</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:158px;"><i>The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiousity.<br><br><aside>Ezra Pound</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:169px;"><i>Happiness is not a reward — it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment — it is a result.<br><br><aside>Robert Green Ingersoll</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>May is a pious fraud of the almanac.<br><br><aside>James Lowell</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>You can’t lose if you give them handsome highwaymen, duels, 3-foot fountains and whacking great horses and dogs all over the place.<br><br><aside>Barbara Cartland</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:120px;"><i>I’m a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain.<br><br><aside>Ben Hecht</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:159px;"><i>A sort of a Manxman crossed with a bat. Got no tail to speak of, but there’s plenty of ears at him. A handy sort of a dog, only a bit spoiled in his childhood.<br><br><aside>Hall Caine</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.<br><br><aside>Countess Of Blessington</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.<br><br><aside>Gore Vidal</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:159px;"><i>Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.<br><br><aside>Harriet Beecher Stowe</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.<br><br><aside>Daphne du Maurier</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:179px;"><i>The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new.<br><br><aside>William Makepeace Thackeray</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:172px;"><i>I weigh the man, not his title; tis not the king’s stamp can make the metal better.<br><br><aside>William Wycherley</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:158px;"><i>There is no sinner like a young saint.<br><br><aside>Aphra Behn</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:162px;"><i>Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.<br><br><aside>Henry Thoreau</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:165px;"><i>Tell the truth, but tell it slant.<br><br><aside>Emily Dickinson</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.<br><br><aside>William Morris</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:168px;"><i>I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.<br><br><aside>JRR Tolkien</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:163px;"><i>If I don’t measure up as an American writer, at least leave me to my delusion.<br><br><aside>Philip Roth</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>Nothing can destroy the good writer. The only thing that can alter the good writer is death. Good ones don’t have time to bother with success or getting rich.<br><br><aside>William Faulkner</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:159px;"><i>Death or a convent is the only view on which I can turn my eyes with any pleasure.<br><br><aside>Elizabeth Ann Linley</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>It is not down in any map; true places never are.<br><br><aside>Herman Melville</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:156px;"><i>A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle.<br><br><aside>Ian Fleming</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.<br><br><aside>Robert Frost</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.<br><br><aside>Tennessee Williams</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:160px;"><i>Business was his aversion; pleasure was his business.<br><br><aside>Maria Edgeworth</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>I love every bone in their heads.<br><br><aside>Eugene Oneill</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitchfork.<br><br><aside>Jonathan Swift</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:172px;"><i>Give me an ounce of fact and I will produce you a ton of theory by tea this afternoon. That is, after all, my job.<br><br><aside>Ray Bradbury</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:170px;"><i>No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have, and I think he’s a dirty little beast.<br><br><aside>Sir W.S. Gilbert</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:173px;"><i>Some people are fond of horses, others of wild animals; in my case I have been possessed since childhood by a prodigious desire to buy and own books.<br><br><aside>Julian</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:159px;"><i>I will buy any creme, cosmetic, or elixir from a woman with a European accent.<br><br><aside>Erma Bombeck</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:171px;"><i>What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies.<br><br><aside>Thomas Cranmer</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:168px;"><i>Change in a trice the lilies and languors of virtue for the raptures and roses of vice.<br><br><aside>Algernon Charles Swinburne</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>The press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.<br><br><aside>James Fenimore Cooper</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:173px;"><i>An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.<br><br><aside>Pliny the Younger</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:168px;"><i>The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.<br><br><aside>Edith Wharton</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.<br><br><aside>Washington Irving</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:151px;"><i>Ice cream is exquisite — what a pity it isn’t illegal.<br><br><aside>Voltaire</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>Your’e entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.<br><br><aside>Lewis Carroll</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:182px;"><i>If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.<br><br><aside>Charles Dickens</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:162px;"><i>You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.<br><br><aside>Colette</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>Some view our sable race with scornful eye/ “Their colour is a diabolic die.”/ Remember, Christians, Negroes, black as Cain/ May be refin’d, and join th’ angelic train.<br><br><aside>Phillis Wheatley</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:179px;"><i>All my ambition is, I own, to profit and to please unknown; like streams supplied from springs below, which scatter blessings as they go.<br><br><aside>Charles Cotton</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:182px;"><i>Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, gives genius a better discerning.<br><br><aside>Oliver Goldsmith</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:180px;"><i>There is no feeling so simple that it is not immediately complicated and distorted by introspection.<br><br><aside>André Gide</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:156px;"><i>“My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, ‘My mother, drunk or sober.’<br><br><aside>Gilbert Keith Chesterton</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.<br><br><aside>Oscar Wilde</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>I do honor the very flea of his dog.<br><br><aside>Ben Jonson</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:179px;"><i>When the last dime is gone, I’ll sit on the curb outside with a pencil and a ten-cent notebook and start the whole thing all over again.<br><br><aside>Preston Sturges</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:151px;"><i>Her throat was snowy white, her eyes shone with the radiance of the sun; her glance was happy, her face animated, and her cheeks like lilies mixed with crimson roses.<br><br><aside>Pope Pius II</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.<br><br><aside>Sam Johnson</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:156px;"><i>Everybody must seem crazy if you see deep enough into their minds.<br><br><aside>William March</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:180px;"><i>War is the statesman’s game, the priest’s delight, the lawyer’s jest, the hired assassin’s trade.<br><br><aside>Percy Bysse Shelley</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:122px;"><i>Weary the ways my feet must wander, in dread of woe, whenever one shall meet me in my guilt, near or far…<br><br><aside>Cædmon</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:164px;"><i>I’m in my anecdotage.<br><br><aside>Clare Boothe Luce</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:178px;"><i>Better a sparrow, living or dead, than no birdsong at all.<br><br><aside>Catullus</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>Go forth and preach impostures to the world, but give them truth to build on.<br><br><aside>Dante</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:178px;"><i>If the Deseret News is careful not to offend [Nazi] Germany, and I gather that it is falling backwards on the attempt, it is my guess that first of all the Church is afraid of complete banishment.<br><br><aside>Fawn Brodie</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>All we who write put me in mind of sailors hastily making rafts upon doomed ships.<br><br><aside>Edward Plunkett, Lord Dunsany</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:178px;"><i>Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.<br><br><aside>Edna St Vincent Millay</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:183px;"><i>A word aptly uttered or written cannot be cut away by an axe.<br><br><aside>Nikolai Gogol</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:161px;"><i>Those who are serious in ridiculous matters will be ridiculous in serious matters.<br><br><aside>Cato the Elder</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:135px;"><i>A party is like a sausage machine; it grinds up all sorts of heads together into the same baloney…<br><br><aside>Henrik Ibsen</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:171px;"><i>Extreme law is often extreme injustice.<br><br><aside>Terence</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>Such as I was, such will I be; your own; what would ye more of me?<br><br><aside>Henry Howard,<br>Earl of Surrey</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.<br><br><aside>William Wordsworth</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:172px;"><i>I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.<br><br><aside>Winston Churchill</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>A minute’s success pays the failure of years.<br><br><aside>Robert Browning</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>I never invite idiots to my house.<br><br><aside>Elizabeth Montagu</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:180px;"><i>The creature, he realized, had lungs and heart and organs. It had a brain! Its mind was active all this time. It knew it was being watched.<br><br><aside>Algernon Blackwood</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>Hell is empty and all the devils are here.<br><br><aside>William Shakespeare</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.<br><br><aside>Sara Teasdale</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>Resolve to be merry though the ship were sinking.<br><br><aside>Susanna Centilivre</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>What doth avail the tree unless it yield fruit unto another?<br><br><aside>Edward De Vere,<br>17th Earl of Oxford</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:171px;"><i>Europe’s the mayonnaise, but America supplies the good old lobster.<br><br><aside>D.H. Lawrence</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>To be creative means to connect. It’s to abolish the gap between the body, the mind and the soul, between science and art, between fiction and nonfiction.<br><br><aside>Nawal El Saadawi</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:163px;"><i>It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.<br><br><aside>Upton Sinclair</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.<br><br><aside>Ralph Waldo Emerson</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:155px;"><i>Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.<br><br><aside>Jane Austen</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:159px;"><i>I dream in fire but work in clay.<br><br><aside>Arthur Machen</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:186px;"><i>It is by doubting that we come to investigate, and by investigating that we recognize the truth.<br><br><aside>Peter Abelard</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.<br><br><aside>Kurt Vonnegut</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>An egotist is a person of low taste — more interested in himself than in me.<br><br><aside>Ambrose Bierce</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>Never order food in excess of your body weight.<br><br><aside>Nellie Bly</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:183px;"><i>Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.<br><br><aside>Boris Pasternak</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>If she undervalue me, what care I how fair she be?<br><br><aside>Sir Walter Raleigh</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.<br><br><aside>Truman Capote</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>I fixed my eyes on life’s noblest goals / Yet can’t lift myself / I’m not on the right road / Mine is anything but firm and easy.<br><br><aside>Vittoria Colonna</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.<br><br><aside>Cardinal Newman</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>If that’s art, I’m a Hottentot!<br><br><aside>Alexander Pope</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>I am mentally bifocal.<br><br><aside>Pearl S. Buck</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:186px;"><i>I’ve put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that’s the only way of insuring one’s immortality.<br><br><aside>James Joyce</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>It was a dark and stormy night…<br><br><aside>Edward Bulwer Lytton</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.<br><br><aside>Samuel Taylor Coleridge</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:172px;"><i>As I grow older and older / and totter towards the tomb, / I find that I care less and less / Who goes to bed with whom.<br><br><aside>Dorothy Sayers</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:184px;"><i>Dear Mr. Williams: “Restive” also means “balky.” So it can be used halfway between restless and mutinous.<br><br><aside>William F. Buckley, Jr</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:179px;"><i>And though your Witchcrafts strike my Ear / Unhurt, like him, your Charms I’ll hear.<br><br><aside>Anne Killigrew</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:171px;"><i>One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.<br><br><aside>Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>From earliest times, leaders have broken sacred Vows of peace — poor men, caught up in a fatal Greed for power.<br><br><aside>Faltonia Betitia Proba</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.<br><br><aside>Maya Angelou</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:170px;"><i>The rest of the Inhabitants of that World, were men of several different sorts, shapes, figures, dispositions, and humours…<br><br><aside>Margaret Cavendish</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:164px;"><i>Nonsense and beauty have close connections.<br><br><aside>E.M. Forster</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>I’m not going to get in the ring with Tolstoy.<br><br><aside>Ernest Hemingway</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.<br><br><aside>Evelyn Waugh</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>“… For many days Gadsby had thought of ways in which folks with a goodly bank account could aid in building up this rapidly backsliding town of Branton Hills… ”<br><br><aside>Ernest Vincent Wright</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>If you can’t say anything good about someone, sit right here by me.<br><br><aside>Alice Roosevelt Longworth</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one’s tongue doesn’t move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule.<br><br><aside>Horace Walpole</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:178px;"><i>My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed — my dearest pleasure when free.<br><br><aside>Mary Shelley</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.<br><br><aside>Seneca</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare; but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.<br><br><aside>Sir J.M. Barrie</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:146px;"><i>Always assume incompetence before looking for conspiracy.<br><br><aside>Niccolò Machiavelli</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:168px;"><i>I slowly comprehended that the large army of white teachers in Indian schools had a larger missionary creed than I had suspected.<br><br><aside>Zitkala Sa</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:183px;"><i>You gotta have swine to show you where the truffles are.<br><br><aside>Edward Albee</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:184px;"><i>When you read a review, at the very first unfavorable adjective, read no more and throw it away.<br><br><aside>Lester del Rey</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:171px;"><i>Rasputin, a Siberian peasant, was a televangelist. TV had not been invented, however, so he had to swindle people one at a time.<br><br><aside>P.J. O’Rourke</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:169px;"><i>Methinks love maketh men like Angels.<br><br><aside>Catherine Parr</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:182px;"><i>The three great curses of England are drink, gambling, and the House of Lords.<br><br><aside>Frederick James Furnivall</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:172px;"><i>On the day, therefore, when I went to the church to be confirmed, with a number of others, I suffered extremely from the reproaches of my conscience.<br><br><aside>Maria Monk</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>He that strives to touch the stars oft stumbles at a straw.<br><br><aside>Edmund Spenser</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:180px;"><i>Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I’d rather boast of the ones I’ve read.<br><br><aside>Jorge Luis Borges</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:146px;"><i>What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are.<br><br><aside>Sir Walter Scott</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>I found it and I named it, being versed in taxonomic Latin; thus became godfather to an insect and its first describer — and I want no other fame.<br><br><aside>Vladimir Nabokov</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:169px;"><i>Good humor, like the jaundice, makes everyone of its own complexion.<br><br><aside>Elizabeth Inchbald</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts — for support rather than for illumination.<br><br><aside>Andrew Lang</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:180px;"><i>When the past is recaptured by the imagination, breath is put back into life.<br><br><aside>Marguerite Duras</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:150px;"><i>Your second-hand bookseller is second to none in the worth of the treasures he dispenses.<br><br><aside>Leigh Hunt</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.<br><br><aside>Emma Goldman</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:164px;"><i>I read the Book of Job last night. I don’t think God comes out well in it.<br><br><aside>Virginia Woolf</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>Do not equate morality and religion. Although some great moral teachers were religious, some great moral sinners also acted in the name of religion.<br><br><aside>Alan Dershowitz</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:180px;"><i>I am unable to rouse much interest in any highly civilized race, country or epoch, including this one.<br><br><aside>Robert E. Howard</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:156px;"><i>My fiction can’t be compared with Poe or Machens, but I take no less pleasure in writing it on that account.<br><br><aside>HP Lovecraft</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>Hey, over here! Have your picture taken with a reclusive author! Today only, well throw in a free autograph! But wait, there’s more!<br><br><aside>Thomas Pynchon</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:183px;"><i>Have no fear of perfection — you’ll never reach it.<br><br><aside>Salvador Dalí</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:186px;"><i>All the ways of this world are as fickle and unstable as a sudden storm at sea.<br><br><aside>Venerable Bede</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:158px;"><i>Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.<br><br><aside>Robert Louis Stevenson</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can’t help it.<br><br><aside>Leo Rosten</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:161px;"><i>Every sect is a moral check on its neighbor. Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.<br><br><aside>Walter Savage Landor</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:170px;"><i>If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.<br><br><aside>George Bernard Shaw</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.<br><br><aside>Edgar Allan Poe</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:180px;"><i>The best time to plan a book is when your’e doing the dishes.<br><br><aside>Agatha Christie</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:155px;"><i>There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.<br><br><aside>W. Somerset Maugham</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:180px;"><i>A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.<br><br><aside>Saki</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>With stammering lips and insufficient sound I strive and struggle to deliver right the music of my nature.<br><br><aside>Elizabeth Barrett Browning</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.<br><br><aside>EE Cummings</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:178px;"><i>Like everybody else, I don’t know what to think; but rather uncommonly, I know that.<br><br><aside>Charles Hoy Fort</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:186px;"><i>Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.<br><br><aside>F. Scott Fitzgerald</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:167px;"><i>Money can’t buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.<br><br><aside>Christopher Marlowe</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:181px;"><i>I don’t get far enough into a boring book to hate it.<br><br><aside>Garry Wills</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>It’s not a good idea to put your wife into a novel; not your latest wife anyway.<br><br><aside>Norman Mailer</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:186px;"><i>From a man’s comfort it is almost better to have a bad wife than to have no wife. Besides it is always a man’s own fault if his wife is very bad.<br><br><aside>Emily Lamb,<br>Viscountess Palmerson</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:167px;"><i>Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true.<br><br><aside>Marcel Proust</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:146px;"><i>Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.<br><br><aside>Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:163px;"><i>My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.<br><br><aside>Cole Porter</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:180px;"><i>You have gathered the many powers, / You have clasped them now / Like necklaces unto your breast.<br><br><aside>Enheduanna</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:168px;"><i>A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.<br><br><aside>O Henry</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:141px;"><i>It is not the deed but the intention that makes the crime.<br><br><aside>Héloïse</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:182px;"><i>Let’s not kid ourselves about </i>Twilight Zone.<i> A lot of luck was involved in selling that to anyone. It was a show no one wanted to buy.<br><br><aside>Rod Serling</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:178px;"><i>Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth / Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep.<br><br><aside>John Milton</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:170px;"><i>We will burn that bridge when we come to it.<br><br><aside>Johann von Goethe</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:181px;"><i>I see the world as a magical place. Therefore, it was only natural that magic wafted from my fiction like smoke.<br><br><aside>Nnedi Okorafor</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>Gather the flowers, but spare the buds.<br><br><aside>Andrew Marvell</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:173px;"><i>Love lasteth long as the money endureth.<br><br><aside>William Caxton</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.<br><br><aside>William Butler Yeats</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:152px;"><i>I sit on a man’s back, choking him, and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by any means possible, except getting off his back.<br><br><aside>Lev Tolstoy</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>There are no wizards and no spells. Just men and women and money and the earth the way it always was.<br><br><aside>Maxwell Anderson</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:168px;"><i>New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.<br><br><aside>Euripides</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>Just say the lines and don’t trip over the furniture.<br><br><aside>Noël Coward</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:154px;"><i>A bird in hand is a certainty. But a bird in the bush may sing.<br><br><aside>Bret Harte</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:171px;"><i>If I write nothing but fiction for some time I begin to get stupid, and to feel rather as if it had been a long meal of sweets; then history is a rest, for research or narration brings a different part of the mind into play.<br><br><aside>Charlotte Mary Yonge</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hour, and the books of all time.<br><br><aside>John Ruskin</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:180px;"><i>Failure to recognize that the American, is at heart an idealist is to lack understanding of our national character.<br><br><aside>Winston Churchill</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:162px;"><i>Everything about Florence seems to be colored with a mild violet, like diluted wine.<br><br><aside>Henry James</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:172px;"><i>The last resort of kings, the cannonball. The last resort of the people, the paving stone.<br><br><aside>Victor Hugo</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.<br><br><aside>Hannah More</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:170px;"><i>The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf. It’s almost a law.<br><br><aside>HG Wells</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:155px;"><i>Your stories are all a lot of “pretty” writing. If you’ll take your next manuscript, blue-pencil every phrase that you consider to be good writing, I’ll buy it.<br><br><aside>Ray Palmer</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>If I see an ending, I can always work backward.<br><br><aside>Arthur Miller</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>Never let anyone call me a white woman… I am Indian and my aim, my joy and my pride is to sing the glories of my own people.<br><br><aside>Emily Pauline Johnson</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:172px;"><i>I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination.<br><br><aside>John Keats</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:183px;"><i>Literature becomes the living memory of a nation.<br><br><aside>Alexandr Solzhenitsyn</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>I draw from life — but I always pulp my acquaintance before serving them up. You would never recognize a pig in a sausage.<br><br><aside>Frances Trollope</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>You will, I am sure, agree with me that… if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one must have been really intolerable.<br><br><aside>Arthur Conan Doyle</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>Pampered vanity is a better thing perhaps than starved pride.<br><br><aside>Joanna Baillie</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:171px;"><i>Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.<br><br><aside>George Sand</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>If I have anything to say to young writers, it’s stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work.<br><br><aside>Paddy Chayefsky</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.<br><br><aside>TS Eliot</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:137px;"><i>Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.<br><br><aside>Horace</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:178px;"><i>Like ivy, we grow where there is room for us.<br><br><aside>Miranda July</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>Dead, we become the lumber of the world.<br><br><aside>John Wilmot</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:182px;"><i>The guilty think all talk is of themselves.<br><br><aside>Geoffrey Chaucer</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:179px;"><i>Think of him still as the same, I say, He is not dead, he is just — away.<br><br><aside>James Whitcomb Riley</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>Easy reading is damn hard writing.<br><br><aside>Nathaniel Hawthorne</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:178px;"><i>The only universal message in science fiction: There exist minds that think as well as you do, but differently. Corollary: The gene-tampered turkey your’e talking to isn’t necessarily one of them.<br><br><aside>Larry Niven</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:173px;"><i>I have four or five ideas that just keep floating around and I want to kind of just let one - like a beautiful butterfly, let it land somewhere.<br><br><aside>Gillian Flynn</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>Charm is a way of getting the answer “Yes” without asking a clear question.<br><br><aside>Albert Camus</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:161px;"><i>I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.<br><br><aside>Noël Coward</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:172px;"><i>Might, could, would — they are contemptible auxiliaries.<br><br><aside>George Eliot</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.<br><br><aside>Anthony Burgess</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:184px;"><i>I found that to make a living I must write ‘trash’ for the masses, for he who endeavors to write for the critical few, and do his genius justice, will go hungry if he has no other means of support.<br><br><aside>Ned Buntline</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs.<br><br><aside>Rudyard Kipling</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:180px;"><i>Exciting literature after supper is not the best digestive.<br><br><aside>Charlotte Perkins Gilman</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>There is always a pleasure in unravelling a mystery, in catching at the gossamer clue which will guide to certainty.<br><br><aside>Elizabeth Gaskell</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:167px;"><i>It is a callous age; we have seen so many marvels that we are ashamed to marvel more; the 7 wonders of the world have become 7000 wonders.<br><br><aside>L. Frank Baum</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:181px;"><i>K is for “Kenghis Khan.” He was a very nice person. History has no record of him. There is a moral in that, somewhere.<br><br><aside>Harlan Ellison</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:181px;"><i>Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.<br><br><aside>Ovid</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:182px;"><i>But time has caught up with it [Chinatown] and I think vindicated it. Shampoo, too: very dark, very ambitious movie.<br><br><aside>Robert Towne</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:164px;"><i>All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.<br><br><aside>James Thurber</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:158px;"><i>You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them.<br><br><aside>Thomas Hardy</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:179px;"><i>Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination.<br><br><aside>Daniel Defoe</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:178px;"><i>The writer walks out of his workroom in a daze. He wants a drink. He needs it.<br><br><aside>Roald Dahl</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:183px;"><i>Never shall my sad eyes again behold Those pleasures which my thoughts did then unfold.<br><br><aside>Emilia Lanier</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>Better by far you should forget and smile that you should remember and be sad.<br><br><aside>Christina Rossetti</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:172px;"><i>With eyes of thoughts, pangs, sighs and tears, the lover gazed at his beloved; and with eyes of grace, justice, piety, mercy, generosity, the beloved gazed at his lover. And the bird sang to this pleasant gaze.<br><br><aside>Ramon Llull</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:173px;"><i>What we want to tell, we wish our friend to have curiosity to hear.<br><br><aside>Samuel Richardson</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:172px;"><i>Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.<br><br><aside>Erica Jong</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:180px;"><i>Wasn’t the most important thing to all of us the fiction that followed our fact? And didn’t we all believe with all our hearts that our extrapolations would one day turn out to be gospel truth?<br><br><aside>Ray Palmer</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.<br><br><aside>William Blake</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>Most Californians have the speed mania. I will absolutely forbid him to run a car in LA over 24 miles an hour.<br><br><aside>Zane Grey</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>The man who cannot blush, and who has no feelings of fear, has reached the acme of impudence.<br><br><aside>Menander</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.<br><br><aside>Joseph Conrad</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:179px;"><i>Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.<br><br><aside>Miguel de Cervantes</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:168px;"><i>The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.<br><br><aside>Ida B. Wells</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:183px;"><i>I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.<br><br><aside>Dame Edith Sitwell</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:179px;"><i>Nothing agrees with me. If I drink coffee, it gives me dyspepsia; if I drink wine, it gives me the gout; if I go to church, it gives me dysentery.<br><br><aside>Mark Twain</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>I’m particularly furious at the incredibly insolent description of how Orson wrote his masterpiece. The fact is that there isn’t one single line in the picture that wasn’t in writing — writing from and by me — before ever a camera turned.<br><br><aside>Herman Mankiewicz</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:165px;"><i>People don’t really read your books, they only say they do, to keep you from feeling bad.<br><br><aside>Mark Twain</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:164px;"><i>They are best dressed, whose dress no one observes.<br><br><aside>Anthony Trollope</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.<br><br><aside>Honoré de Balzac</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>Historical fancy is more persistent than historical fact (said of him, not by him).<br><br><aside>Mason “Parson” Weems</aside></i></span>


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