Category Archives: Other people’s words

Quotations that inspire me and, secretly, I wish I had written or said :)

“You will, Oscar, you will.”

Opinions

“The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not entirely absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than … Continue reading

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Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler

I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun. I put them on and went out … Continue reading

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Shane – Jack Schaefer

He rode into our valley in the summer of ’89. He was the man who rode into our little valley out of the heart of the great glowing West and when his work was done rode back whence he had … Continue reading

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Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

“I had been there before; I knew all about it.”

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All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Often attributed in various forms to Edmund Burke (though without a definite source).

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McGraw-Hill Slang Dictionary: ink slinger n. a professional writer

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Jerry Rubin

A society that suppresses adventure makes the only adventure the suppression of that society. Jerry Rubin

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