Jonathan Palfrey
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Ulysses S. Grant
“I do not believe I ever would have the courage to fight a duel. If any man should wrong me to the extent of my being willing to kill him, I would not be willing to give him the choice of weapons with which it should be done, and of the time, place and distance separating us, when I executed him.”
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: All Volumes

Terry Pratchett
“Quaffing is like drinking, but you spill more.”
Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters

Douglas Adams
“The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.’
‘Odd,’ said Arthur, ‘I thought you said it was a democracy.’
‘I did,’ said Ford. ‘It is.’
‘So,’ said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, ‘why don’t people get rid of the lizards?’
‘It honestly doesn’t occur to them,’ said Ford. ‘They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they’ve voted in more or less approximates to the government they want.’
‘You mean they actually vote for the lizards?’
‘Oh yes,’ said Ford with a shrug, ‘of course.’
‘But,’ said Arthur, going for the big one again, ‘why?’
‘Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard,’ said Ford, ‘the wrong lizard might get in.”
Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Roger Zelazny
“Hallowed be Thy name, if a name Thou hast and any desire to see it hallowed.”
Roger Zelazny, Creatures of Light and Darkness

Robert A. Heinlein
“You have to give an editor something to change, or he gets frustrated. After he pees in it himself, he likes the flavor much better, so he buys it.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

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