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Plots are like girdles. Hidden, they hold your interest; revealed, they're of no interest except to fetishists. Like girdles, they attempt to contain an uncontainable experience.

Publilius


Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repainting.

Syrus Publilius


The best laid plans of mice and men are usually about equal.

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"A Mormon is a man that has the bad taste and the religion to do what a good many other people are restrained from doing by conscientious scruples and the police."

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I think the world is run by C students.

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A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

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Exxon's 'Universe of Energy' tends to the peculiar rather than the humorous ... After [an incomprehensible film montage about wind and sun and rain and strip mines and] two or three minutes of mechanical confusion, the seats locomote through a short

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When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.

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Maternity pay? Now every Tom, Dick and Harry will get pregnant.

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The Priest's grey nimbus in a niche where he dressed discreetly. I will not sleep here tonight. Home also I cannot go. A voice, sweetened and sustained, called to him from the sea. Turning the curve he waved his hand. A sleek brown head, a seal's,

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Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

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You roll my log, and I will roll yours.

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... we must not judge the society of the future by considering whether or not we should like to live in it; the question is whether those who have grown up in it will be happier than those who have grown up in our society or those of the past.
Krutch Joseph Wood

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