Throwing shade, comebacks, and delicious pronouncements
"Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Why bother with newspapers, if this is all they offer?... Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for fuckoffs and misfits - a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy piss-ridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wino to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoo cage."
- Hunter S. Thompson
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
"If you can charm anyone, it usually means you don't care about anyone in particular."
- Christopher Hitchens
"If punishment is God's purpose, he sure has bad aim."
- Johnstown flood survivor
The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough
"Listen: your path will stretch up towards the Nightland. You will be lonely. You will be like a dog in heat. You will carry dog shit before you in your cupped hands...Your black guts will be hanging all about you. They will whip about your feet as you walk. You will be living fitfully. Your soul will fade to blue, the color of despair. Your spirit will wane and dwindle away, never to reappear. Your path lies toward the Nightland.
This is your path. There is no other."
- To Destroy Life
Cherokee curse from Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
"It's author can be excused of dishonesty only on the grounds that before deceiving others he has taken great pains to deceive himself."
- Father Teilhand de Chardin
"Great events make me quiet and calm, it is only trifles that irritate my nerves."