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All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.

Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thanks to my solid academic training, today I can write hundreds of words o

Thanks to my solid academic training, today I can write hundreds of words on virtually any topic without possessing a shred of information, which is how I got a good job in journalism.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

No country can be well governed unless its citizens as a body keep religiou

No country can be well governed unless its citizens as a body keep religiously before their minds that they are the guardians of the law, and that the law officers are only the machinery for its execution, nothing more.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

In my room, I looked around at all the pieces of my life, neat and tidy on

In my room, I looked around at all the pieces of my life, neat and tidy on their little shelves, my clothes and books and telephones, my shoes and hair barrettes, and tried to care about them. Mine, mine, mine. But they were only things, things that could
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orc

Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orc
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Sometimes thinking is like talking to another person, but that person is al

Sometimes thinking is like talking to another person, but that person is also you.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

It's strange how many ways there are to miss someone. You miss the things t

It's strange how many ways there are to miss someone. You miss the things they did and who they were, but you also miss who you were to them. The way everything you said and did was beautiful or entertaining or important. How much you mattered.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Nobody can go back to how it was. The dust bowl dried us all up bitter as s

Nobody can go back to how it was. The dust bowl dried us all up bitter as seeds and spat us out all over the land and none of us yet has taken root.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I don't think everyone wants to create the great American novel, but we all

I don't think everyone wants to create the great American novel, but we all have a dream of telling our stories-of realizing what we think, feel, and see before we die. Writing is a path to meet ourselves and become intimate.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

War is the business of barbarians.

War is the business of barbarians.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people wha

The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done but cannot do at all or cannot so well do for themselves in their separate and individual capacities.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Nothing is discussed more and practiced less than prayer.

Nothing is discussed more and practiced less than prayer.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago