Nobody really believes [the right to bear arms is] about maintaining a militia. It’s about having possession of a tool that makes a person feel powerful nearly to the point of exaltation. …I am not saying that people who love guns inordinately are unstable; I am saying that a gun is the most powerful device there is to accessorize the ego.
The Dark Presence of Guns
The New Yorker, 24 December 2012
, December 1918 Little Folks Magazine
The Cultural Fight for Guns
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The Charles Bukowski Tapes (1985)
[Before you deplore citing the "genius" of Adolph Hitler and Idi Amin, look the word up in a reliable dictionary. It is a morally neutral term. ]
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Bene qui latuit, bene vixit
He who hid well, lived well
Tristia (9-12 A.D.)
It took me a long time to discover that the key thing in acting is honesty. Once you know how to fake that, you’ve got it made.
Actor in ” quoted in Peyton Place, Edmund Snow Carpenter’s They Became What They Beheld (1970)
Pierre et Gilles: Thierry Mugler as Devil (1992)
Lie to Me
Ineptitude consists in wanting to reach conclusions…What mind worthy of the name, beginning with Homer, ever reached a conclusion?
The Letters of Gustave Flaubert: 1830-1857
Saul Steinberg (1966)