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    Yeah, so I was reading *Daniel Deronda* by the notoriously ugly George Eliot (according to Virginia Woolf and Henry James). James was not far off when, I think he applied the words "loose baggy monsters" to Eliot's novels. And he was such a bitchy old queen (yeah, I know, talk to Leon Edel if you want to get him all pissed off, but there's just no way) he had to call her horse-faced.

    I like her, though, and I think it would be fun to mount the heroine Gwendolen Harleth, in a fictional way.

    So, yeah, Eliot is really quotable.

    For I suppose that the set of the head does not really determine the hunger of the inner self for supremacy: it only makes a difference sometimes as to the way in which the supremacy is attainable, and a little also to the degree in which it can be attained; especially when the hungry one is a girl, whose passion for doing what is remarkable has an ideal limit in consistency with the highest breeding and perfect freedom from the sordid need of income.
    Crazy bitch. Love it.

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    “That is not true liberty which is totally unlimited. On the contrary, true liberty is not lost by wholesome restraint; true power does not disappear under regulated compulsion…. Mutual dependence is right. Let a prince so reign that he may never find it necessary to avoid depending on his subjects…. Law is like fire, for it lights as truth, warms as charity, burns as zeal; with these virtues as his guide the king will rule well.” – The Song of Lewes, 1264

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    I'm at a disadvantage, not having a fiction with me, but it happens that there are narrative elements in this book by Penelope Maddy

    Quote Originally posted by Penelope Maddy, *Defending the Axioms*
    In this humdrum way, by entirely natural steps, our inquirer has come to ask questions typically classified as philosophical. She doesn't do so from some special vantage point outside of science, but as an active participant, entirely from within. Meta-philosophical positions that advocate this sort of approach are often called 'naturalistic', but one cautionary note: our inquirer doesn't believe as she does because 'science says so', as some naturalists would have it, but on perfectly ordinary grounds -- this experiment, that well-confirmed theory.
    British barbarism about inverted commas and spelling and placement of commas, but it's juicy stuff.

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    "In [Elessar's] time the City [of Minas Tirith] was made more fair than it had ever been, even in the days of its first glory; and it was filled with trees and with fountains, and its gates were wrought of mithril and steel, and its streets were paved with white marble; and the Folk of the Mountain laboured in it, and the Folk of the Wood rejoiced to come there; and all was healed and made good, and the houses were filled with men and women and the laughter of children, and no window was blind nor any courtyard empty; and after the ending of the Third Age of the world into the new age it preserved the memory and the glory of the years that were gone." - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

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    Quote Originally posted by Fat City
    He felt the guilt of inaction, of simply waiting while his life went to waste. No one was worth the gift of his life, no one could possibly be worth that. It belonged to him alone, and he did not deserve it either, because he was letting it waste. It was getting away from him and he made no effort to stop it. He did not know how.
    I meant to say "well-played" at post #2 -- that was an astonishingly apt continuation, as was my rejoinder (although spoiled by my extra-textual commentary).

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    I have dealt with too many heretics. Their beliefs and their questionings echo in my head and trouble my dreams at night. How can I be sure of my own faith? The very edict that had admitted Torgathon into the clergy had caused a half-dozen worlds to repudiate the Bishop of New Rome, and those who had followed that path would find a particularly ugly heresy in the massive naked (save for a damp Roman collar) alien who floated before me and wielded the authority of the Church in four great webbed hands. Christianity is the greatest single human religion, but that means little. The non-Christians outnumber us five-to-one, and there are well over seven hundred Christian sects, some almost as large as the One True Interstellar Catholic Church of Earth and the Thousand Worlds. Even Daryn XXI, powerful as he is, is only one of seven to claim the title of Pope. My own belief was once strong, but I have moved too long among heretics and nonbelievers. Now even my prayers do not make the doubts go away. So it was that I felt no horror—only a sudden intellectual interest—when the Archbishop told me the nature of the heresy on Arion.

    “They have made a saint,” he said, “out of Judas Iscariot....”

    - From "The Way of Cross and Dragon" by George R.R. Martin

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    "The church is blowing a sad windblown "Kathleen" on the bells in the skid row slums as
    I wake up all woebegone and goopy, groaning from another drinking bout and groaning
    most of all because I'd ruined my "secret return" to San Francisco by getting silly
    drunk while hiding in the alleys with bums and then marching forth into North Beach to see
    everybody altho Lorenz Monsanto and I'd exchanged huge letters outlining how I would
    sneak in quietly, call him on the phone using a code name like Adam Yulch or Lal
    agy Pulvertaft (also writers) and then he would secretly drive me to his cabin in the Big Sur
    woods where I would be alone and undisturbed for six weeks just chopping wood,
    drawing water, writing, sleeping, hiking, etc., etc."

    --Jack Kerouac, *Big Sur*

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    Once we had passed that crisis, it was only a matter of time before we found the pyramid and forced it open. Now its signals have ceased, and those whose duty it is will be turning their minds upon Earth. Perhaps they wish to help our infant civilization. But they must be very, very old, and the old are often insanely jealous of the young.

    I can never look now at the Milky Way without wondering from which of those banked clouds of stars the emissaries are coming. If you will pardon so commonplace a simile, we have set off the fire-alarm and have nothing to do but to wait.

    I do not think we will have to wait for long.

    - "The Sentinel," by Arthur C. Clarke

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    I have to be myself and do my thing
    A little soul can't do no harm, yeah
    Everything I do gonna be fonky
    From now on.

    --Allen Toussaint, RIP

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    “I’m going to be blunt, Mr. Daquin, this position is a step back for you,” Han said. “It’s third pilot, and it’s a straight bread-and-butter trade run. We go here, we go to Huckleberry, we go to Erie, we repeat. It’s not exciting, and just like the Baikal, there’s little chance for advancement.”

    “Let me be equally blunt, sir,” I said. “I’ve spent nine months at the bottom of a gravity well. You know as well as I do that if I spend too much more time there, I’m going to get stuck. You need another pilot right now so you don’t lose time and money on your trade run. I get that. I need to get off the rock so I can have another shot at first pilot somewhere else without Ostrander’s blackball over my head. I figure we’re both in a spot and can help each other out.”

    “I just wanted to be sure everyone’s expectations were in order,” Han said.

    “I have no illusions, sir.”

    “Good. Then I can give you a day to close out your business here.”

    I reached down and patted the crew bag at my feet. “Business closed. The only thing I have to do is find my friend Hart and buy him a drink for setting up this interview.”

    - "The Life of the Mind," by John Scalzi

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    "I got up and wrapped myself in a blanket, the horse blanket I had inherited from my maternal grandfather, and tied it round me as tightly as I could with the leather belt which was also inherited from my grandfather, so tightly that I could scarcely breath. Then I sat down at my desk. Of course it was completely dark. I made sure that I was alone in the house. I could hear nothing except my own pulse beat. I took the four prednisolone tablets, which had been prescribed by the specialist, with a glass of water and smoothed out the sheet of paper I had put in front of me. I'll calm down and begin work, I told myself. Again and again, I said to myself, I'll calm down and begin work. But after I had said this about a hundred times and could no longer stop saying it I gave up. My attempt had failed. It was impossible for me to begin work in the early morning light. The dawn had completely dashed my hopes. I got up and fled my desk."

    --Thomas Bernhard, *Concrete [Beton]*

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    “It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people, that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights. For happily the government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.” – George Washington, to the elders of Touro Synagogue, Newport, R.I. (1790)

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    "In 1804 he stood his ground, and while the populace hazza'd NO BASTILLE he poured scorn on Whigs and Tories alik. For fifteen days the poll wavered between Mainwaring and Burdett. Every day, at the close of the poll, Burdett addressed enormous, excited crowds, appealing to the Middlesex freeholders under the slogan of "INDEPENDENCE", urging them again and again to "be active and canvass"."
    --EP Thompson, *The Making of the English Working Class*, p. 458

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    “A knotty puzzle may hold a scientist up for a century, when it may be that a colleague has the solution already and is not even aware of the puzzle that it might solve.” - Isaac Asimov, The Robots of Dawn

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    Quote Originally posted by Barry Smith, "How To Do Things With Documents" (2012)
    I and others have praised Searle for his willingness to speak out, John Wayne style, against intellectual nonsense (see Smith 2003 – I was thinking then, of course, of intellectual nonsense à la Derrida). The book jacket for Making describes Searle correspondingly as “a dragon slayer” (see also Mulligan 2003). As Searle himself puts it:
    If somebody tells you that we can never really know how things are in the real world, or that consciousness doesn’t exist, or that we really can’t communicate with each other, or that you can’t mean ‘rabbit’ when you say ‘rabbit,’ I know that’s false.'
    And similarly, if somebody tells you that money, or mortgages, or the Italian national debt, do not exist, then you know that’s false, too."

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    Ned Pepper: "What's your intention? Do you think one on four is a dogfall?"
    Rooster Cogburn: "I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or see you hanged in Fort Smith at Judge Parker's convenience. Which'll it be?"
    Ned Pepper: "I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man."
    Rooster Cogburn: "Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!"

    True Grit (1969)

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    Later that morning, Harry left the prison without attracting any attention and with a little time to wait for his train back south he stopped off into a hotel close to the station. He ordered a drink and stood at the bar. A short time later a man entered and spoke loudly to some friends sat in the corner.
    ‘Do you know, I have just been talking to Pierrepoint the executioner who hanged the nigger this morning!’
    Immediately the company became all attentive.
    ‘What was he like?’ one asked.
    ‘A big strapping fellow, just the man for the job.’ He described what Harry had been wearing and ended by saying, ‘And he was carrying a leather bag in which he keeps the rope for hanging people!’
    --Steve Fielding, *Pierrepont: A Family of Executioners*

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    "...You have heretofore read public sentiment in your newspapers, that live by falsehood and excitement; and the quicker you seek for truth in other quarters, the better. I repeat then that, by the original compact of government, the United States had certain rights in Georgia, which have never been relinquished and never will be; that the South began the war by seizing forts, arsenals, mints, custom-houses, etc., etc., long before Mr. Lincoln was installed, and before the South had one jot or title of provocation. I myself have seen in Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi, hundreds and thousands of women and children fleeing from your armies and desperadoes, hungry and with bleeding feet. In Memphis, Vicksburg, and Mississippi, we fed thousands and thousands of the families of rebel soldiers left on our hands, and whom we could not see starve. Now that war comes to you, you feel very different. You deprecate its horrors, but did not feel them when you sent car-loads of soldiers and ammunition, and moulded shells and shot, to carry war into Kentucky and Tennessee, to desolate the homes of hundreds and thousands of good people who only asked to live in peace at their old homes, and under the Government of their inheritance. But these comparisons are idle. I want peace, and believe it can only be reached through union and war, and I will ever conduct war with a view to perfect an early success...." - Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, to the Mayor and City Council of Atlanta, Sept. 12, 1864

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    "Notation is supposed to help us, but the trouble is that it can also be a handicap. This is because there is a very delicate balance between the explicit and the implicit. Our philosophy is that the number of symbols used should be minimized, and that notation should help remembering what things are, rather than force remembering what things are. The most important thing is that notation should be as unambiguous as possible. Furthermore, we should allow ourselves dropping certain symbols as long as no serious ambiguities arise, and we should avoid using symbols that already have a standard meaning, although this is nearly impossible."

    -- Jean H. Gallier, "Constructive Logics Part I: A Tutorial on Proof Systems and Typed Lambda-Calculi"

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    Sentry: Do you want the padre?
    Harry Morant: No, thank you. I'm a pagan.
    Sentry: And you?
    Peter Handcock: What's a pagan?
    Harry Morant: Well... it's somebody who doesn't believe there's a divine being dispensing justice to mankind.
    Peter Handcock [pause]: I'm a pagan, too.
    Harry Morant: There is an epitaph I'd like: Matthew 10:36. Well, Peter... this is what comes of 'empire building.' [they are marched away]
    Major Thomas: Matthew 10:36?
    Minister: "And a man's foes shall be they of his own household."

    Breaker Morant (1980)

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    "Men live in a reasonable way and on good terms with each other when they are united by the same conception of life; that is to say, by a religion that satisfies all of them alike and gives them the same rule of conduct. But when it happens that the conception of life, modified by moral and intellectual progress, becomes more precise and exacts a new rule of conduct, while men continue to follow the former one, their lives become unhappy and they no longer live in harmony.

    The evil is aggravated more and more as men continue to ignore the new religious conception and its consequent rule of conduct, and when they observe the law imposed by the antiquated rule. Instead of admitting the religious conception corresponding to the phase of their development, they form a conception that justifies their way of living, but does not correspond to the moral needs of the majority."

    --Tolstoy, "The Law of Love and the Law of Violence"

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    "Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it. We -- even we here -- hold the power, and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free -- honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just -- a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless." - Abraham Lincoln, Message to Congress, December 1, 1862

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    "Let us start with a look at the original rationale for intuitionism. Consider the sentence 'Granny had led a sedate life until she decided to start pushing crack on a small tropical island just south of the Equator.' You can understand this, and indefinitely many other sentences that you have never (I presume) heard before. How is this possible?"

    --Graham Priest, *An Introduction to Non-Classical Logics*

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    "Taken from the county jail
    By a set of curious chances;
    Liberated then on bail,
    On my own recognizances;
    Wafted by a favouring gale
    As one sometimes is in trances,
    To a height that few can scale,
    Save by long and weary dances;
    Surely, never had a male
    Under such like circumstances
    So adventurous a tale,
    Which may rank with most romances."
    - Ko-Ko, The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan (1885)

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    "Having just completed work on a book about first-order modal logic, (Fitting & Mendelsohn 1998), a look at higher-order modal logic suggested itself. I thought I would use Goedel’s ontological argument as a paradigm, because it is one of the few examples I have run across that makes essential use of higher-order modal constructs. Goedel’s argument for the existence of God is not particularly well-known, but there is a growing body of literature on it.

    Now it is time to discuss who should read the book. In fact, this book has no audience."

    --Mel Fitting, *Types, Tableaus, and Goedel's God*

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    "There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism." - Alexander Hamilton

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    "Sylvia plays tennis, Monopoly, and violin.

    This sentence involves a musical instrument and two types of game that are much more different from each other than are basketball and soccer. If one tried to measure the distances between these three concepts by asking people to estimate them, it’s likely that most people would place violin quite a long ways from tennis and Monopoly, and those two games, though not extremely near each other, would be much closer than either of them is to violin. And finally, not too surprisingly, this matches the collective choice of Italian speakers, who would translate the above sentence as follows:

    Sylvia gioca al tennis e a Monopoly, e suona il violino.

    It would be unthinkable, in Italian, for anyone to play (in the sense of giocare) a musical instrument; the mere suggestion is enough to make an Italian smile. The kind of scene that such a phrase would conjure up is that of people playing catch with a Stradivarius, for instance."

    --Hofstadter and Sander, *Surfaces and Essences*

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    "Well, I think you know what I'm trying to say, woman
    That is, I'd like to save you for a rainy day
    I've seen enough of the world to know
    That I've got to get it all to get it all to grow."

    Electric Light Orchestra, "Do Ya"

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    "[A]s the moment of the concert approaches, performance decisions once so straightforward have a strange way of becoming obscure. Even if I have not merely treated the score as a kind of road map that guides me from the first to the last measure, even if I have tried to follow all the composer's markings to the letter, giving each phrase the shape and dynamic it calls for within its performance tradition, what have I done to ensure that I can recreate the complete work as if it were my own?"

    --Janet Schmalfeldt, "On the Relation of Analysis to Performance: Beethoven's Bagatelles Op. 126, Nos. 2 and 5," *J of Music Theory*, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Spring 1985)

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    "Well, one day I was sitting at home threatening the kids, and I looked out of the hole in the wall and sees this tank drive up and one of Dinsdale's boys gets out and he comes up, all nice and friendly-like, and says Dinsdale wants to have a talk with me. So he chains me to the back of the tank and takes me for a scrape 'round to Dinsdale's. And Dinsdale's there in the conversation pit with Doug and Charles Paisley, the baby-crusher, and a couple of film producers and a man they called 'Kierkegaard,' who just sat there biting the heads off whippets. And Dinsdale said, 'I hear you've been a naughty boy, Clement,' and he splits me nostrils open and saws me leg off and pulls me liver out, and I said 'My name's not Clement,' and then he loses his temper and nails my head to the floor."

    - Vince Snetterton-Lewis, Monty Python's Flying Circus, "The Piranha Brothers"

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    "Unsociably, the very late Beethoven makes no concessions to domestic music-making. Faced with the last quartets the amateur violinist is completely out of his depth, as is the amateur pianist confronted by the five late sonatas and the Diabelli Variations. To play these pieces and even, for that matter, to listen to them is beyond such players. No easy path leads into that petrified landscape." --Adorno, "Ludwig van Beethoven: Six Bagatelles for piano, op. 126" in Adorno, *Beethoven: The Philosophy of Music*

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    "As for the evasive remark concerning a dark suspicion, Johnny was perfectly well aware that Professor Jerusalem Webster Stiles never forgot anything."
    --Lockridge, (the novelist, not Larry), *Raintree County*

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    “In great deeds, something abides. On great fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear, but spirits linger, to consecrate the ground for the vision-place of souls. And reverent men and women from afar, and generations that know us not and that we know not of, heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them, shall come to this deathless field, to ponder and dream; and lo! the shadow of a mighty presence shall wrap them in its bosom, and the power of the vision pass into their souls.” - Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a hero of Gettysburg

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    "The dressmaker's dummy is no longer in its accustomed spot: it is normally placed in the corner by the window, opposite the mirrored wardrobe. The wardrobe has ben placed in its position to help with the fittings. The design on the ceramic tile base is the picture of an owl, with two large, somewhat frightening eyes. But, for the moment, it cannot be made out, because of the coffeepot."

    --Robbe-Grillet, *Snapshots,* tr. Morrissette.

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    Ilsa: I wasn't sure you were the same. Let's see, the last time we met....
    Rick: Was La Belle Aurore.
    Ilsa: How nice, you remembered. But of course, that was the day the Germans marched into Paris.
    Rick: Not an easy day to forget.
    Ilsa: No.
    Rick: I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue.

    From Casablanca (1942)

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    "Besides, Mr. Longtree was a perfect gentleman the whole time!"
    --"How come? There something wrong with him?"
    "You ain't going to clean up for your brother's wedding?"
    --"No, I ain't, I didn't wash when my cousin got wed back home, and that bride didn't seem to mind none. Did she, Billy?"
    "Now there'll be none of that."

    --*Ride the High Country* dialogue

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    John Murdoch: I know this is gonna sound crazy, but what if we never knew each other before now... and everything you remember, and everything that I'm supposed to remember, never really happened, someone just wants us to think it did?
    Emma Murdoch: But how can that be true? I so vividly remember meeting you. I remember falling in love with you. I remember losing you. I love you, John - you can't fake something like that.
    John Murdoch [quietly]: No, you can't.

    From Dark City (1998)

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    "What the passions are, how many there are, how they may be moved, whether they should be eliminated or admitted and cultivated, appear to be questions belonging to the field of the philosopher rather than the musician. The latter must know, however, that the sentiments are the true material of virtue, and that virtue is nought but a well-ordered and wisely moderate sentiment. Those affects, on the other hand, which are our strongest ones, are not the best and should be clipped or held by the reins.... For it is the true purpose of music to be, above all else, a moral lesson."

    --Johann Mattheson, *Der volkommene Capellmeister*

    Sir,–I am delighted with the suggestion...that all pedestrians shall be legally empowered to discharge shotguns...at all motorists who may appear to them to be driving to the common danger. Not only would this provide a speedy and effective punishment for the erring motorist, but it would...provide ample compensation to the proprietors of eligible road-side properties for the intolerable annoyance caused by the enemies of mankind.
    --WS Gilbert, letter to The Times 1903

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    "I can't believe it's over
    I watched the whole thing fall
    And I never saw the writing that was on the wall
    If I'd only knew
    The days were slipping past
    That the good things never last
    That you were crying...."

    "Lost" by Michael Buble

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    "I'm going back to town. Nothing like a bath, a bite to eat, and a bottle of whiskey before battle."
    --from the movie *Alvarez Kelly*

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    "The reason firm, the temperate will,
    Endurance, foresight, strength, and skill;
    A perfect woman, nobly planned,
    To warn, to comfort, and command...."

    William Wordsworth, "She was a Phantom of Delight"

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    "The male mounts the female and, with a scimitar-shaped clasper, pierces the side of her abdomen and deposits sperm; in primitive species this traumatic insemination (as it is called) may occur in various parts of the abdomen, allowing sperm to enter the abdominal cavity; in more advanced species (including the bed bug itself), sperm is deposited in a special patch of tissue. Such insemination leaves small healed wounds in the female's cuticle; counting these, the number of times an individual has been mated can be determined." --Carl Schaefer, "Prosorrhyncha" in Resh and Carde', eds., *The Encyclopedia of Insects*

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    Edna: You need a new suit, that much is certain.
    Bob: A new suit? Well, where the heck am I gonna get a new suit?
    Edna: You can't! It's impossible! I'm far too busy, so ask me now before I can become sane.
    Bob: Wait. You want to make me a suit?
    Edna: You push too hard, darling. But I accept!

    From The Incredibles (2004)

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    "Although it makes intuitive sense, at least initially, that engaging in more distracting activities is adaptive, this may not be true. Some people who engage in lots of distracting activities may be flitting from one to another, desperately trying to get their minds off their negative mood and ruminations." ----Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Blair E. Wisco, and Sonja Lyubomirsky, "Rethinking Rumination" in *Perspectives on Psychological Science* vol 3 no 5 2008.

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    "Where there is injustice, we should correct it; where there is poverty, we should eliminate it; where there is corruption, we should stamp it out; where there is violence, we should punish it; where there is neglect, we should provide care; where there is war, we should restore peace; and wherever corrections are achieved we should add them permanently to our storehouse of treasure." - Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States

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    "[Bach called] those composers who thought only of finger-gymnastics..."Clavier-Husaren" (in our slang, "Knights of the Key Board.") He insisted that the three principles which guided the Roman rhetoricians were necessary for a fine interpretation—accuracy, clearness and grace. When Bach is played today, intensity, thundering basses and exaggerated contrasts in dynamics are the most noticeable qualities. Grace, intelligence, naive faith and sublimity have become too unimportant in our coarse, commercial life." -- Wanda Landowska, harpisichord player.

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    God said to Abraham, "Kill me a son"
    Abe says, "Man, you must be puttin' me on"
    God say, "No." Abe say, "What?"
    God say, "You can do what you want, Abe, but
    the next time you see me comin' you better run"
    "Well," Abe says, "where do you want this killin' done?"
    God says, "Out on Highway 61...."

    Bob Dylan, "Highway 61 Revisited"

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    "[T]obacco-related deaths occur at an average age of roughly 72, an age at which mortality is not unusual among smokers and non-smokers alike. By comparison, car accidents, suicide, and homicide kill nearly 97,000 people annually; but the average age at death is only 39. Contrasted with a 72-year life expectancy for smokers, each of those non-smoking deaths snuffs out 33 years of life — our most important years from both an economic and parenting perspective." --Levy and Marimont

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    Tatiana: The mechanism is... oh, James, James... will you make love to me all the time in England?
    James Bond: Day and night. Go on about the mechanism.

    From Russia with Love (1963)

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    "Experience has taught me that the hands which are the strongest and capable of playing the most rapid passages are not those which succeed best in expressing tender sentiment." --Franc,ois Couperin, musician

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