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Molière
“Doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths.”
Molière, The Misanthrope

Gregory Benford
“Self-knowledge, she thought ruefully, is mostly bad news.”
Gregory Benford, Shadows of Eternity

Gregory Benford
“Nobody can test an idea before taking the trouble to have an idea.”
Gregory Benford, Shadows of Eternity

Quentin Crisp
“There are a lot of people in the world who are not loved and we must make an inconspicuous dash to them to save them, to help them. To live a life and not be loved is a terrible thing. And we can spare them that if we are attentive.”
Quentin Crisp

“McKelway could do it all—comment, stories, profiles. He was especially skilled as a rewriter of other people’s troubled stuff, a gift that helped save The New Yorker career of the great A.J. Liebling. But he was most famous for his pieces about odd crimes and strange criminals: imposters, rascals, embezzlers, con men, counterfeiters, and the like.”
St. Clair McKelway, Reporting at Wit's End: Tales from The New Yorker

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