Monthly Archives: February 2009

Quotations of the Day

“The dead weep with joy when their books are reprinted.” “Everyone can see the future, but no one remembers the past.” (The Stranger, in Russian Ark, 2002)

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Quotation of the Day

“Unhappiness is our own invention. At times I’m sad that I lack the imagination for it.” (Général André de . . ., in The Earrings of Madame de . . ., 1953)

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Bad Things Come in Threes

In his commentary on Horace’s Soracte Ode (1.9), David West writes: “Horace says sententiously, ‘When winds stop blowing, trees stop shaking’, meaning of course that unpleasant things do not last for ever. This could be said of a plague of … Continue reading

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Missing the Best Part?

InstaPundit is duly impressed that Amazon sells bacon-flavored jelly beans. I’m more astonished by the last two things listed under ‘customers who bought this item also bought’: the bacon wallet (imitation bacon, I presume) and the Mr. Bacon vs. Monsieur … Continue reading

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