Factober

The problem is you make the tricks look good. You are a brilliant acrobat, and a witty comedian. You are skillful. People want a fool to be foolish--trip on banana peels and grin and spout nonsense. These men want fools to make them feel better about themselves, not to remind them what they lack.

Posted 5 months ago

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A determined Yankee book drummer once told a Southerner that 'a set of book

A determined Yankee book drummer once told a Southerner that 'a set of books on scientific agriculture' would teach him to 'farm twice as good as you do.' To which the Southerner replied: 'Hell, son, I don't farm half as good as I know how now.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.

May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.
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The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll.

The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.
Posted 5 months ago

Before you can kill the monster you have to say its name.

Before you can kill the monster you have to say its name.
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I go dreaming into the future, where I see nothing, nothing. I have no plan

I go dreaming into the future, where I see nothing, nothing. I have no plans, no idea, no project, and, what is worse, no ambition. Something – the eternal ‘what’s the use?’ – sets its bronze barrier across every avenue that I open up in the realm of hypo
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Since the break-up of the 1990s, Russia has not had winter sports facilitie

Since the break-up of the 1990s, Russia has not had winter sports facilities. All the winter sport venues were effectively located in countries that are no longer part of the federation. There is a strong argument for saying Sochi's legacy will be this co
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Tavi spent an eternity in misery, longing for death to bring sweet release

Tavi spent an eternity in misery, longing for death to bring sweet release from the unrelenting torment. The others gathered at the side of his bunk on the ship, keeping a deathwatch over him."I don't see what all the drama is about," Demos said, his quie
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Areila walked like she had somewhere to go. I stood by the fountain and wat

Areila walked like she had somewhere to go. I stood by the fountain and watched her pass, but I didn't speak. It was the lady's prerogative to pretend she didn't see me. She got to the edge of the park; I swear, her foot hovered right over the line, when
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Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.

Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
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The saddest day in the woods is when birds run out of happy songs to sing.

The saddest day in the woods is when birds run out of happy songs to sing.
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There's no more important mission, because it's folly to think that we can

There's no more important mission, because it's folly to think that we can doom wildlife to oblivion and believe humans will be just fine. That's a world I hope to never lay eyes upon.
Posted 5 months ago

Middle age is when your narrow waist and broad mind begin to change places.

Middle age is when your narrow waist and broad mind begin to change places.
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