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Reverend Sydney Smith
“Going to marry her? Impossible! You mean a part of her; he could not marry her all himself. It would be a case, not of bigamy but trigamy; there is enough of her to furnish wives for the whole parish. One man marry her! - it is monstrous! You might people a colony with her; or give an assembly with her; or perhaps take your morning's walk round her, always provided there were frequent resting places, and you were in rude health. I once was rash enough to try walking round her before breakfast, but only got half way and gave it up exhausted. Or you might read the Riot Act and disperse her; in short, you might do anything but marry her!”
Sydney Smith

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nicholas Carr
“Once I was a scuba diver in a sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.”
Nicholas Carr, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Alexander Pope
“A little learning is a dangerous thing.
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring;
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again.”
Alexander Pope, An Essay On Criticism

“It is an impressively arrogant move to conclude that just because you don’t like something, it is empirically not good. I don’t like Chinese food, but I don’t write articles trying to prove it doesn’t exist.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

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