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    Evelyn Waugh
    “If a thing's worth doing at all, it's worth doing well.”
    Evelyn Waugh

  • #2
    Evelyn Waugh
    “When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.”
    Evelyn Waugh

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    Matt Taibbi
    “Our leaders know we’re turning into a giant ghetto and they are taking every last hubcap they can get their hands on before the rest of us wake up and realize what’s happened.”
    Matt Taibbi, Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

  • #4
    Matt Taibbi
    “There really are two Americas, one for the grifter class and one for everybody else. In everybody-else land, the world of small businesses and wage-earning employees, the government is something to be avoided, an overwhelming, all-powerful entity whose attentions usually presage some kind of financial setback, if not complete ruin. In the grifter world, however, government is a slavish lapdog that the financial companies that will be the major players in this book use as a tool for making money.”
    Matt Taibbi, Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

  • #5
    P.G. Wodehouse
    “Unseen in the background, Fate was quietly slipping lead into the boxing-glove.”
    P.G. Wodehouse, Very Good, Jeeves!

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    Lewis Carroll
    “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

    ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

    ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”
    Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

  • #7
    Lewis Carroll
    “There is a place, like no place on earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger. Some say, to survive it, you need to be as mad as a hatter. Which, luckily, I am.”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #8
    “You’ve got to sing like you don’t need the money,
    Love like you’ll never get hurt.
    You’ve got to dance like nobody’s watchin’.”
    Richard Leigh, Come from the Heart Sheet Music

  • #9
    Rebecca Wells
    “... a full moon shimmered over central Louisiana. This was no rinky-dink moon. This was a moon you had to curtsy to. A big, heavy, mysterious, beautiful, bossy moon. The kind you want to serve things to on a silver platter.”
    Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

  • #10
    Rebecca Wells
    “This is a cardinal Ya-Ya rule: you must meet each person's eyes while clinking glasses in a toast. Otherwise, the ritual has no meaning, it's just pure show. And that is something the Ya-Yas are not.”
    Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

  • #11
    John Kennedy Toole
    “I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.”
    John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

  • #12
    John Kennedy Toole
    “Leaving New Orleans also frightened me considerably. Outside of the city limits the heart of darkness, the true wasteland begins.”
    John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

  • #13
    James     Baldwin
    “I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”
    James Baldwin



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