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January 6, 2005

"The fox knows many small things, whereas the hedgehog knows one big thing. Ronald Reagan was neither a fox nor a hedgehog. He was as dumb as a stump."  (Christopher Hitchens)

January 3, 2005

"Men like me because I don't wear a brassiere. Women like me because I don't look like a girl who would steal a husband. At least not for long."  (Jean Harlow)

December 29, 2004

"The difficult I can do today. The impossible will take a little longer."  (Billie Holiday)

December 28, 2004

"Nobody has to be a writer. Print culture may be under siege, but there has been an enormous inflation in the number of books printed, and very few of these could be considered part of literature. ... Unlike what has been said here before, for me the primary obligation is human solidarity."  (Susan Sontag)

December 26, 2004

"Most girls-slash-women, when they hear "play" or "museum," get quite excited and figure this is it, things are finally turning around for good. Now he's getting serious."  (Neil LaBute, from "Soft Target" in Seconds of Pleasure)

December 24, 2004

"How many men have shown great aptitude at running multinational corporations or leading armies across vast deserts, only to drop to their knees like blundering Cub Scouts at the first sign of tit?"  (Neil LaBute, from "Open All Night" in Seconds of Pleasure)

December 22, 2004

"I think most men carry around a secret library full of films they've shot of every woman they ever met. Crude little sequences strung together that help us imagine what life might be like with a particular person - buying a car, going to Disneyland, standing around in Sears while she checks the price on bath towels. Despite popular belief, guys don't mentally undress every woman they meet; they simply thread them up and run them through the imaginary film projector in their heads to see what comes of it."  (Neil LaBute, from "Look at Her" in Seconds of Pleasure)

December 21, 2004

"Rings and jewels are not gifts but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is a portion of yourself."  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

December 20, 2004

"We march up, moody or good-tempered soldiers - we reach the zone where the front begins and become on the instant human animals."  (Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front)

December 19, 2004

"In the rush to cure all the ills to which humans are heir, liberty is too often an innocent bystander--and an accidental casualty."  (Barry Goldwater, Where I Stand)

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