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    Quote of the Day

    Hey fellow NitLetters, if it's okay with you, let's start a new thread containing quotations.

    Post a line or two that strikes you as remarkable, either a short passage you've come across in your reading from any era or a line or two you have heard on current media or even — given the restraints of the current health crisis — something you've heard in real time in the so-called "real world."

    Quote the words as accurately as you can, and don't forget to include the origin of the statement(s.)

    Let's use the Time Magazine criterion: your selection doesn't necessarily have to be good or bad but is in some way noteworthy. You could tell us why you posted it if you want, but it's not a deal-breaker if you don't.

    LitNetters could comment (or not) or just post a new quotation. We can all try to remember to follow the rules of this website regarding verboten swearwords and acutely political statements.

    Allow me to get the proverbial ball rolling with a line I heard on TV early this morning because it was so beautifully understated.

    "Whenever somebody mentions 'mind control,' we go to the next caller."
    —Jesse Holland, host of "Washington Journal" on C-Span.

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    "In sublimity of soul there is no contagion."

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    I lifted this from Harpers Weekly Review:

    Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the British House of Commons, defended new Brexit regulations that have disrupted the Scottish fishing industry. “The key thing is, we’ve got our fish back,” said Rees-Mogg. “They’re now British fish, and they’re better and happier fish for it.”
    Uhhhh...

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    Yes Sancho. Leader of the House of Commons no less & a strange fish in his own right.

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    Thought you’d like that one, M.

    Fran Lebowitz on writing:

    “I'm such a slow writer I have no need for anything as fast as a word processor. I don't need anything so snappy. I write so slowly that I could write in my own blood without hurting myself.“
    Uhhhh...

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    John Montagu in the House of Commons, after a heated exchange with John Wilkes.

    "Sir, I do not know whether you will die on the gallows or of the pox!"

    John Wilkes: “That, sir, depends on whether I first embrace your Lordship's principles or your Lordship's mistresses.”

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    Ed Abbey on deus:

    “From the point of view of a tapeworm, man was created by God to serve the appetite of the tapeworm.”
    Uhhhh...

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    "Pallida Mors eaquo pulsat pede pauperum tabernas regumque turres" (Horace)

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    "Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixture dementia fuit."(Anonymous)
    #Stay home as much as you can and stay well

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    A bove ante, ab asino retro, a muliere undique caveto.

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    "Nihil est incertius vulgo, nihil obscurius voluntate hominum, nihil fallacius ratione tota comitiorum"

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    "Every month should be Black History Month, because there is no American history without Black American History."

    --Eugene Robinson, "Morning Joe," February 2, 2021
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