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Aeschylus
“Wisdom comes through suffering.
Trouble, with its memories of pain,
Drips in our hearts as we try to sleep,
So men against their will
Learn to practice moderation.
Favours come to us from gods.”
Aeschylus, Agamemnon

Steven Wright
“It was the first time I was ever in love, and I learned a lot. Before that I'd never even thought about killing myself.”
Steven Wright

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

David Bowie
“If you want it, boys, get it here, thing.

- Sweet Thing
David Bowie

H.R. Haldeman
“We move to Camp David and we hide. They can't get in there.”
H. R. Haldeman

My Criteria for Obama's VP Choice (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:35PM
Description: A response to a bitter PUMA associate who entered the "Obama Vice Presidential Speculation" Listserve to declare that 18 million Hillary supporters would not vote for Obama if Hillary wasn't his VP candidate.
How to Spot Nathan's Former Lovers or Catherine Knows Full Well I'm no Emo (Reference)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: A guide to recognizing my former lovers on Good Reads who may take issue with my genius.
Either or Orr: A Unanimous Declaration of Personal Solidarity with Myself (Nonfiction)
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Description: Run away to Sweden, Yossarian. And I'll stay here and persevere.
10 Requirements You Must Meet Before I Will Accept Your "Friend"ship (Nonfiction)
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James Jesus Angleton, Edward Jay Epstein, and People I'm Not Interested In (History)
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Description: If you're going to be pretentious, please include the proper modifiers.
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For the booklover who reads four or five books at a time, buys just as many at a time and who changes books like he/she changes his/her clothing. If y ...more
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Darth Vader is all knowing. Ask what you will and it shall be answered. Come to the dark side...We Have cookies!
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A chance to discuss books covering the Second World War, the battles, campaigns, leaders and weapons. Tantum librorum, tam brevi tempore (So many book ...more
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