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A puff of wind came up, carrying the stench of who knew how many corpses. Oh, that stink—it ought to be bottled and sold to every president, prime minister, king, dictator, and general for use when he gets an idea in his head to go to war. ...more
Garrison Keillor
“Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.”
Garrison Keillor

“Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.”
Paul Terry

Robert G. Ingersoll
“The man who does not do his own thinking is a slave, and is a traitor to himself and to his fellowmen.”
Robert Ingersoll, The Liberty Of Man, Woman And Child

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Thomas Jefferson
“I have observed, indeed, generally, that while in protestant countries the defections from the Platonic Christianity of the priests is to Deism, in catholic countries they are to Atheism. Diderot, D'Alembert, D’Holbach, Condorcet, are known to have been among the most virtuous of men. Their virtue, then, must have had some other foundation than the love of God.

[Letter to Thomas Law, 13 June 1814]”
Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

Disappointed (Nonfiction)
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Letter to the Editor of Bookmarks Magazine (Nonfiction)
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Description: Screed bemoaning his myopia about changes in the book industry
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I have been fascinated by many of my friend's comments on why they like or dislike a book. I'm going to throw out a thesis for discussion: That modern ...more
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