## CryptoAid

Keith Vetter 2009-10-10 -- several years ago I was an avid cryptogram solver. I used a program called CryptoAid that helped in solving the puzzle--not by any fancy solving logic but simply by doing the tedious grunt work enabling you to try different possible solutions.

Recently I wanted to try my hand again at cryptograms but when I dug out CryptoAid it wouldn't run anymore (missing some VB libraries). A cursory Google check lead only to dead links. So I thought it would be fun to spend a few hours and rewrite it in tcl. (A later, deeper check reveals that the program is still maintained and available at http://www.rrufer.com .)

You can type in a cryptogram puzzle from, say, the local paper or can use one of the 500 built-in puzzles. There's also an option to scrap the day's puzzle from my cryptogram website, Cryptogram Corner [L1 ].

AMG: The cheat sheet gives the letter frequency as "ETAOIN SHRDL CUMWF GYPBV KJZQZ". There's no X, and Z is listed twice. KPV: As if it matters but I fixed it.

```##+##########################################################################
#
# CryptoAid -- tcl port of VB CryptoAid program
# by Keith Vetter, Oct 2009
#

package require Tcl 8.5
package require Tk
package require textutil
package require http

set C(title) CryptoAid
set C(height) 300
set C(undo) {}
set C(CipherLines) 4

set AB {A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z}
if {"myFont" in [font names]} { font delete myFont }
font create myFont -family Courier -size 12 -weight bold

proc DoDisplay {} {
global C

wm title . \$C(title)
::ttk::frame .txt
canvas .c -width 0 -height \$C(height) -highlightthickness 0
::ttk::frame .ctrl
DoCanvas

pack .txt -side top -fill both
pack .c -side left -fill both
pack .ctrl -side bottom -padx {.1i 0} -fill y -expand 1

# Control panel
::ttk::label .ctrl.info -textvariable ::C(sample,info)
::ttk::button .ctrl.retype -text Edit -command GetCipherText
::ttk::button .ctrl.help -text Help -command Help
::ttk::button .ctrl.erase -text Erase -command Erase
::ttk::label .ctrl.l1 -text "Type-In\nFields" -font myFont
entry .ctrl.key1 -width 2 -font myFont -textvariable C(key1) -justify center
entry .ctrl.key0 -width 2 -font myFont -textvariable C(key0) -justify center
focus .ctrl.key1
foreach var {key0 key1} {
foreach tr [trace info variable C(\$var)] {
eval trace remove variable C(\$var) \$tr
}
trace add variable C(\$var) write KeyTrace
}

pack .ctrl.key0 -side bottom
pack .ctrl.key1 -side bottom -pady {0 5}

pack .ctrl.l1 -side bottom -pady {.1i 0}
pack .ctrl.info -side top

# Solution window
set opts "-font myFont"
append opts " -relief sunken -bd 1"
append opts " -width 0"
append opts " -state disabled"

for {set row 0} {\$row < \$C(CipherLines)} {incr row} {
set w .txt.f\$row
text \${w}plain {*}\$opts -height 1 -foreground red
text \${w}cipher {*}\$opts -height 1
\${w}cipher tag config highlightLetter -background cyan
pack \${w}plain -side top -fill x
pack \${w}cipher -side top -fill x -pady {0 .05i}
}

bind all <Key-F1> Help
bind all <Key-F2> {console show}
bind all <Control-h> Hint
bind all <Control-s> Solution
bind all <Control-c> CheatSheet
bind all <Control-z> Undo
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# DoCanvas -- draws histogram and cipher/deciphered letters chart
#
proc DoCanvas {} {
global C XY

entry .c.c -width 2 -relief sunken -justify center -font myFont
set eWidth [winfo reqwidth .c.c]
set eHeight [winfo reqheight .c.c]
set opts "-width 2 -justify center -state disabled -font myFont"
append opts " -disabledbackground [.c.c cget -background]"
append opts " -disabledforeground [.c.c cget -foreground]"
destroy .c.c

set x [expr {\$eWidth/2}]
set y0 \$C(height)
set y1 [expr {\$y0 - \$eHeight - 5}]
set y2 [expr {\$y1 - \$eHeight - 5}]
set XY(bottom) \$y2

foreach ch \$::AB {
set XY(\$ch) \$x
entry .c.c\$ch {*}\$opts -textvariable C(key,\$ch)
set C(key,\$ch) ""
.c create window \$x \$y0 -window .c.c\$ch -anchor s

entry .c.p\$ch -width 2 -font myFont -justify center -relief flat \
-disabledforeground blue -disabledbackground [.c cget -bg]
.c.p\$ch insert end \$ch
.c.p\$ch config -state disabled
bind .c.p\$ch <1> [list FauxKey \$ch]
.c create window \$x \$y1 -window .c.p\$ch -anchor s
incr x \$eWidth

}
.c config -width \$x
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# KeyTrace -- Handles key presses in type-in fields
#
proc KeyTrace {var1 var2 op} {
global C ch

set ch [string toupper \$C(\$var2)]
if {! [string is alpha \$ch]} { set ch "" }
set C(\$var2) \$ch

if {\$var2 eq "key1"} {                      ;# In top, focus to bottom
if {\$ch ne ""} {tk::TabToWindow .ctrl.key0}
HighlightCipherLetter \$C(key1)
return
}

if {\$var2 eq "key0" && \$C(key1) eq ""} {    ;# In bottom, empty top : refocus
set C(key0) ""
tk::TabToWindow .ctrl.key1
return
}

DecipherLetter \$C(key1) \$C(key0)
set C(key0) ""
set C(key1) ""
Decipher
tk::TabToWindow .ctrl.key1
HighlightCipherLetter \$C(key1)
IsSolved
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# DecipherLetter -- substitutes deciphered letter for the ciphered letter
#
proc DecipherLetter {ciphered deciphered {addUndo 1}} {
global C

if {\$C(key,\$ciphered) eq \$deciphered} return

set undo {}

foreach arr [array names C key,*] { ;# Check for already in use
if {\$C(\$arr) eq \$deciphered && \$deciphered ne ""} {
set txt "The letter '\$deciphered' has already been choosen -- Replace?"
set n [tk_messageBox -icon question -message \$txt -type yesno \
-title \$C(title) -parent .]
if {\$n eq "no"} return

set ch [lindex [split \$arr ","] 1]
lappend undo \$ch \$deciphered
set C(\$arr) ""
}
}

set undo [list \$ciphered \$C(key,\$ciphered) {*}\$undo]
set C(undo) [concat [list \$undo] \$C(undo)]
}
set C(key,\$ciphered) \$deciphered
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# Undo -- Undoes the last change
#
proc Undo {} {
global C

set C(undo) [lassign \$C(undo) this]
foreach {ciphered deciphered} \$this {
DecipherLetter \$ciphered \$deciphered 0
}
Decipher
set C(key0) ""
set C(key1) ""
tk::TabToWindow .ctrl.key1
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# FauxKey -- Produce fake key presses based on mouse clicks
#
proc FauxKey {ltr} {
global C
set w [focus]
if {\$w eq ".ctrl.key1"} {
set C(key1) \$ltr
} elseif {\$w eq ".ctrl.key0"} {
set C(key0) \$ltr
}
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# PrepCipherText -- Turns cipher text into workable format
#
proc PrepCipherText {cipher {plain ""} {hint ""}} {
global C

set C(solved) 0
set C(undo) ""
set C(cipher) [string trim [string toupper \$cipher]]
regsub -all {\s+} \$C(cipher) " " C(cipher)
set C(plain) [string trim [string toupper \$plain]]
regsub -all {\s+} \$C(plain) " " C(plain)
set C(hint) \$hint

Highlight 0
set txt [::textutil::adjust \$C(cipher) -length 60 -strictlength true]
set lines [split \$txt \n]

for {set i 0} {\$i < \$C(CipherLines)} {incr i} {
set C(\$i,cipher) [lindex \$lines \$i]
regsub -all {[A-Z]} \$C(\$i,cipher) " " C(\$i,plain)
foreach who {plain cipher} {
set w .txt.f\${i}\$who
\$w config -state normal
\$w delete 1.0 end
\$w insert end \$C(\$i,\$who)
\$w config -state disabled
}
}
Histogram
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# Histogram -- Draws histogram of letter usage
#
proc Histogram {} {
global C XY cnt

unset -nocomplain cnt

regsub -all {[^A-Z]} \$C(cipher) "" txt
set max 0
foreach ch [split \$txt ""] {
incr cnt(\$ch)
if {\$cnt(\$ch) > \$max} { set max \$cnt(\$ch) }
}

set sc [expr {(\$XY(bottom)-5) / double(\$max)}]
.c delete histogram
foreach ch [array names cnt] {
set y [expr {\$XY(bottom) - \$cnt(\$ch) * \$sc}]
.c create line \$XY(\$ch) \$XY(bottom) \$XY(\$ch) \$y -tag histogram \
-width 5 -fill magenta -capstyle round
}
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# Decipher -- Applies current cipher/deciphered pairings
#
proc Decipher {} {
global C

set mapping {}
foreach ltr \$::AB {
set ltr2 [expr {\$C(key,\$ltr) eq "" ? " " : \$C(key,\$ltr)}]
lappend mapping \$ltr \$ltr2
}
for {set i 0} {\$i < \$C(CipherLines)} {incr i} {
if {! [info exists C(\$i,cipher)]} break
set C(\$i,plain) [string map \$mapping \$C(\$i,cipher)]
.txt.f\${i}plain config -state normal
.txt.f\${i}plain delete 1.0 end
.txt.f\${i}plain insert end \$C(\$i,plain)
.txt.f\${i}plain config -state disabled
}
InUse
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# InUse -- Marks all letters currently used
#
proc InUse {} {
global C

array set RC [lreverse [array get C key,*]]
foreach ch \$::AB {
set clr [expr {[info exists RC(\$ch)] ? "green" : [.c cget -bg]}]
.c.p\$ch config -disabledbackground \$clr
}
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# Hint -- Shows hint if we have one
#
proc Hint {} {
global C
set msg \$C(hint)
if {\$C(hint) eq ""} {
set msg "No hint available"
}
tk_messageBox -icon info -message \$msg -title "\$C(title) Hint" -parent .
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# Solution -- Shows solution if we have one
#
proc Solution {} {
global C
set msg [::textutil::adjust \$C(plain) -length 60 -strictlength true]
if {\$C(plain) eq ""} {
set msg "No solution available"
}
tk_messageBox -icon info -message \$msg -title "\$C(title) Solution" -parent .
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# Erase -- Erase current cipher/deciphered letter pairings
#
proc Erase {} {
global C

set undo {}
foreach ch \$::AB {
if {\$C(key,\$ch) ne ""} {
lappend undo \$ch \$C(key,\$ch)
set C(key,\$ch) ""
}
}
if {\$undo eq {}} {                          ;# Double erase clears undo
set C(undo) {}
} else {
set C(undo) [concat [list \$undo] \$C(undo)]
}
Decipher
focus .ctrl.key1
}
proc Shuffle {llist} {
set len [llength \$llist]
set len2 \$len
for {set i 0} {\$i < \$len-1} {incr i} {
set n [expr {int(\$i + \$len2 * rand())}]
incr len2 -1

# Swap elements at i & n
set temp [lindex \$llist \$i]
lset llist \$i [lindex \$llist \$n]
lset llist \$n \$temp
}
return \$llist
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# GetCipherText -- Puts up dialog for getting cipher text
#
proc GetCipherText {} {
set W .get
destroy \$W
wm title \$W "Enter Cryptogram"
catch {wm attribute \$W -toolwindow 1}
wm protocol \$W WM_DELETE_WINDOW DoneCipherText
wm transient \$W .
wm withdraw \$W

::ttk::label \$W.l -text "Enter cryptogram here" -font {Times 14 bold}
text \$W.t -wrap word -height 13

::ttk::button \$W.sample -text Sample -command GrabSample
::ttk::button \$W.solve -text Solve -command DoneCipherText
::ttk::button \$W.cryptocorner -text "Cryptogram\nCorner" \
-command GetTodaysCryptogramCorner

grid \$W.l -columnspan 2 -sticky w
grid \$W.t -columnspan 2
grid \$W.cryptocorner

::ttk::label \$W.lsample -textvariable ::C(sample,info)
place \$W.lsample -in \$W.sample -relx 1 -y 0 -anchor nw

scan [wm geom .] "%dx%d+%d+%d" . . x y
wm geom \$W +[incr x 20]+[incr y 20]
#RightWindow \$W .
wm deiconify \$W

grab \$W
\$W.t insert end \$::C(cipher)
focus \$W.t
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# DoneCipherText -- Exits GetCipherText dialog
#
proc DoneCipherText {} {
global C

set txt [string trim [.get.t get 1.0 "end - 1 char"]]
if {\$txt eq ""} return
destroy .get

set plain [set hint ""]
if {[info exists C(sample,cipher)] && \$txt eq \$C(sample,cipher)} {
set plain \$C(sample,plain)
set hint [GetHint \$txt \$plain]
} else {
set C(sample,info) ""
}
PrepCipherText \$txt \$plain \$hint
Decipher
raise .
focus .ctrl.key1
}
proc GetRandom {{idx ""}} {
if {\$idx eq ""} {
set idx [expr {int(rand() * [llength \$::samples])}]
}
set plain [lindex \$::samples \$idx]
set cipher [Encrypt \$plain]
set hint [GetHint \$cipher \$plain]

set ::C(sample,idx) \$idx
set ::C(sample,cipher) \$cipher
set ::C(sample,plain) \$plain
set ::C(sample,info) "#\$idx of [llength \$::samples]"

PrepCipherText \$cipher \$plain \$hint
Decipher
raise .
focus .ctrl.key1
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# GrabSample -- Gets a sample from our built in list
#
proc GrabSample {} {
set idx [expr {int(rand() * [llength \$::samples])}]
set plain [lindex \$::samples \$idx]
set cipher [Encrypt \$plain]

.get.t delete 1.0 end
.get.t insert end \$cipher

set ::C(sample,idx) \$idx
set ::C(sample,cipher) \$cipher
set ::C(sample,plain) \$plain
set ::C(sample,info) "#\$idx of [llength \$::samples]"
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# Encrypt -- Encrypts plain text with a random substitution key
#
proc Encrypt {plain} {
while {1} {
set key [Shuffle \$::AB]
set ok 1
set mapping {}
foreach a \$::AB b \$key {
lappend mapping \$a \$b
if {\$a == \$b} {                     ;# Letter can't map to itself
set ok 0
break
}
}
if {\$ok} break
}
set cipher [string map \$mapping \$plain]
return \$cipher
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# GetHint -- Grabs a random hint from plain/cipher text
#
proc GetHint {cipher plain} {
regsub -all {[^A-Z]} \$cipher "" cipher
regsub -all {[^A-Z]} \$plain "" plain
set idx [expr {int(rand() * [string length \$cipher])}]
set hint "[string index \$cipher \$idx]=[string index \$plain \$idx]"
return \$hint
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# GetTodaysCryptogramCorner -- Scraps todays cryptogram from
# Cryptogram Corner web site.
#
proc GetTodaysCryptogramCorner {} {
destroy .get

set url http://www.geocities.com/cryptogramcorner/
set month [ScrapCryptogramCorner \$html]

set thisDay [clock format [clock seconds] -format %d]
set thisDay [expr {\$thisDay > 0 ? \$thisDay-1 : \$thisDay}]
lassign [lindex \$month \$thisDay] cipher plain hint
PrepCipherText \$cipher \$plain \$hint
set ::C(sample,info) ""
set ::C(sample,index) ""
}
proc GetYearOfCryptogramCorner {year} {
if {\$year < 2000} { error "year must be 2000 or greater" }

set samples {}
foreach month {jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec} {
set date "\$month[string range \$year end-1 end]"
puts "fetching \$date"
set url "http://www.geocities.com/cryptogramcorner/\${date}.htm"
puts "  error: skipping \$date"
continue
}
set all [ScrapCryptogramCorner \$html]
set samples [concat \$samples \$all]
}
set plainSamples ""
set cnt 0
foreach sample \$samples {
set plain [lindex \$sample 1]
if {\$plain ne ""} {
append plainSamples "    {\$plain}\n"
incr cnt;
}
}

puts "total: \$cnt"
return \$plainSamples
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# ScrapCryptogramCorner -- Scraps all cryptograms puzzle from the
# html for Cryptogram Corner.
#
proc ScrapCryptogramCorner {html} {
global SAMPLES

set re "if\\s*?\\(\\s*?thisday\\s*?==\\s*?\\d+?.*?\}"

foreach match [regexp -all -inline \$re \$html] {
set n [regexp {thisday\s*==\s*(\d+)} \$match . thisDay]
if {! \$n} { error "can't extract thisDay" }

set all [regexp -all -inline {VAR[123]="(.*?)"} \$match]
if {\$all ne ""} {
lassign \$all . var1 . var2 . var3
set SAMPLES(cipher,\$thisDay) "\$var1 \$var2 \$var3"
set n [regexp {msg\s*?=\s*?"(.=.)"} \$match . SAMPLES(hint,\$thisDay)]
if {! \$n} { error "can't extract hint for \$thisDay" }
} else {
regsub -all {"<.*?>"} \$match "" match
regsub -all {"Keyword:.*?"} \$match "" match
set txt [join [regexp -inline -all {".*?"} \$match]]
set txt [string map {\" ""} \$txt]
set SAMPLES(plain,[expr {\$thisDay-1}]) \$txt
}
}
set all {}
foreach arr [lsort -dictionary [array names SAMPLES cipher,*]] {
set thisDay [lindex [split \$arr ","] 1]
set plain [expr {[info exists SAMPLES(plain,\$thisDay)] \
? \$SAMPLES(plain,\$thisDay) : ""}]
set hint [expr {[info exists SAMPLES(hint,\$thisDay)] \
? \$SAMPLES(hint,\$thisDay) : ""}]
lappend all [list \$SAMPLES(\$arr) \$plain \$hint]
}
return \$all
}
proc ValidateSample {thisDay cipher plain hint} {
if {\$plain eq ""} {
if {\$thisDay != 31} {
puts "  no plain text: \$thisDay"
}
return 0
}
regsub -all {[^A-Z ]} \$cipher "" cipher
regsub -all {[A-Z]} \$cipher "@" cipher
regsub -all {\s+} \$cipher " " cipher
regsub -all {[^A-Z ]} \$plain "" plain
regsub -all {[A-Z]} \$plain "@" plain
regsub -all {\s+} \$plain " " plain
if {\$cipher ne \$plain} {
return 0
}
if {\$hint eq ""} {
puts "  no hint: \$thisDay"
return 0
}
return 1
}
##+##########################################################################
#
#
set token [::http::geturl \$url]
::http::wait \$token
if {[::http::ncode \$token] != 200} {
}
set html [::http::data \$token]
::http::cleanup \$token
return \$html
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# IsSolved -- Determines if we've solved the cryptogram
#
proc IsSolved {} {
global C

if {\$C(solved)} return
if {\$C(plain) eq ""} return

set plain [string trim "\$C(0,plain) \$C(1,plain) \$C(2,plain) \$C(3,plain)"]
if {\$plain ne \$C(plain)} return
set C(solved) 1
Highlight 1
catch {
set fname [file join [pwd] [file dirname \$::argv0] solved.txt]
set fout [open \$fname a]
puts \$fout "\$C(sample,idx) [clock format [clock seconds]]"
close \$fout
}
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# Highlight -- Highlights display for victory
#
proc Highlight {onOff} {
set clr [expr {\$onOff ? "yellow" : "white"}]
foreach w [winfo child .txt] {
\$w config -background \$clr
}
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# HighlightCipherLetter -- Highlights a letter in the cryptogram
#
proc HighlightCipherLetter {ltr} {
global C

for {set row 0} {\$row < \$C(CipherLines)} {incr row} {
set w .txt.f\${row}cipher
\${w} config -state normal
\$w tag remove highlightLetter 1.0 end
if {\$ltr ne ""} {
foreach idxs [regexp -all -inline -indices \$ltr \$C(\$row,cipher)] {
set idx [lindex \$idxs 0]
\$w tag add highlightLetter 1.\$idx 1.[expr {\$idx+1}]
}
}
\${w} config -state disabled
}
}
##+##########################################################################
#
# RightWindow -- Positions window on right edge of the main window
#
proc RightWindow {w {W .}} {

set W [winfo toplevel \$W]
set y [expr {3 + [winfo y \$W]}]              ;# Top of main window
set x [expr {15 + [winfo x \$W] + [winfo width \$W]}] ;# Right side

set right [expr {\$x + [winfo reqwidth \$w]}]
if {\$right > [winfo screenwidth \$W] + 20} {
wm geom \$w -0+\$y
} else {
wm geom \$w +\$x+\$y
}
}
set samples {
{TO PERSONS STANDING ALONE ON A HILL DURING A CLEAR MIDNIGHT SUCH AS THIS, THE ROLL OF THE WORLD EASTWARD IS ALMOST A PALPABLE MOVEMENT. THOMAS HARDY}
{TO TRAVEL HOPEFULLY IS A BETTER THING THAN TO ARRIVE. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON}
{LOVE HAS ITS OWN INSTINCT, FINDING THE WAY TO THE HEART, AS THE FEEBLEST INSECT FINDS THE WAY TO ITS FLOWER, WITH A WILL WHICH NOTHING CAN DISMAY NOR TURN ASIDE. HONORE DE BALZAC}
{BATON TECHNIQUE IS TO A CONDUCTOR WHAT FINGERS ARE TO A PIANIST. IGOR MARKEVITCH}
{I ONCE WANTED TO BECOME AN ATHEIST, BUT I GAVE UP ... THEY HAVE NO HOLIDAYS. HENNY YOUNGMAN}
{IT IS BECAUSE HUMANITY HAS NEVER KNOWN WHERE IT WAS GOING THAT IT HAS BEEN ABLE TO FIND ITS WAY. OSCAR WILDE}
{THE ARTIST MUST BE AN EGOTIST BECAUSE, LIKE THE SPIDER, HE DRAWS ALL HIS BUILDING MATERIAL FROM HIS OWN BREAST. RHETA CHILDE DORR}
{THE FINAL TEST OF A LEADER IS THAT HE LEAVES BEHIND HIM IN OTHER MEN THE CONVICTION AND THE WILL TO CARRY ON. WALTER LIPPMANN}
{TOTAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL INERTIA ARE HIGHLY AGREEABLE, MUCH MORE SO THAN WE ALLOW OURSELVES TO IMAGINE JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH}
{THE SKYSCRAPER ESTABLISHES THE BLOCK, THE BLOCK CREATES THE STREET, THE STREET OFFERS ITSELF TO MAN. ROLAND BARTHES}
{IT IS REMARKABLE HOW EASILY AND INSENSIBLY WE FALL INTO A PARTICULAR ROUTE, AND MAKE A BEATEN TRACK FOR OURSELVES. HENRY DAVID THOREAU}
{I'M NOTORIOUS FOR GIVING A BAD INTERVIEW. I'M AN ACTOR AND I CAN'T HELP BUT FEEL I'M BORING WHEN I'M ON AS MYSELF. ROCK HUDSON}
{TONGUES WRANGLED DARK AT A MAN .. HE BUTTONED HIS OVERCOAT AND STOOD ALONE .. IN A SNOWSTORM, RED HOLLYBERRIES, THOUGHTS, HE STOOD ALONE. CARL SANDBURG}
{A POLICY IS A TEMPORARY CREED LIABLE TO BE CHANGED, BUT WHILE IT HOLDS GOOD IT HAS GOT TO BE PURSUED WITH APOSTOLIC ZEAL. MOHANDAS GANDHI}
{IT IS TO BE REGRETTED THAT THE RICH AND POWERFUL TOO OFTEN BEND THE ACTS OF GOVERNMENT TO THEIR SELFISH PURPOSES. ANDREW JACKSON}
{GOODNESS AND EVIL NEVER SHARE THE SAME ROAD, JUST AS ICE AND CHARCOAL NEVER SHARE THE SAME CONTAINER. CHINESE PROVERB}
{A FOOL BOLTS PLEASURE, THEN COMPLAINS OF MORAL INDIGESTION. MINNA ANTRIM}
{I LIKE TO COLLECT EXPERIENCES THE WAY OTHER PEOPLE LIKE TO COLLECT COINS AND STAMPS. MICHAEL MCGUIRE}
{TRUTH IS TOUGH. IT WILL NOT BREAK, LIKE A BUBBLE, AT A TOUCH. NAY, YOU MAY KICK IT ABOUT ALL DAY LIKE A FOOTBALL, AND IT WILL BE ROUND AND FULL AT EVENING. OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR}
{I WAS THROWN OUT OF NYU MY FRESHMAN YEAR ... FOR CHEATING ON MY METAPHYSICS FINAL. YOU KNOW, I LOOKED WITHIN THE SOUL OF THE BOY SITTING NEXT TO ME. WOODY ALLEN}
{PEOPLE WHOSE SENSIBILITY IS DESTROYED BY MUSIC IN TRAINS, AIRPORTS, LIFTS, CANNOT CONCENTRATE ON A BEETHOVEN QUARTET. WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI}
{IN PRISON, THOSE THINGS WITHHELD FROM AND DENIED TO THE PRISONER BECOME PRECISELY WHAT HE WANTS MOST OF ALL. ELDRIDGE CLEAVER}
{HAS ANYBODY EVER SEEN A DRAMATIC CRITIC IN THE DAYTIME? OF COURSE NOT. THEY COME OUT AFTER DARK, UP TO NO GOOD. P. G. WODEHOUSE}
{INGRATITUDE IS ALWAYS A SIGN OF WEAKNESS. I HAVE NEVER OBSERVED THAT ACCOMPLISHED PEOPLE WERE UNGRATEFUL. JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE}
{PRO FOOTBALL IS LIKE NUCLEAR WARFARE. THERE ARE NO WINNERS, ONLY SURVIVORS. FRANK GIFFORD}
{IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES MAY, AND MUST, BE INFLEXIBLE. ABRAHAM LINCOLN}
{THE RIVER KNOWS THE WAY TO THE SEA ... WITHOUT A PILOT IT RUNS AND FALLS ... BLESSING ALL LANDS WITH ITS CHARITY. RALPH WALDO EMERSON}
{IT IS A CONSOLATION TO THE WRETCHED TO HAVE COMPANIONS IN MISERY. PUBLIUS SYRUS}
{THE GAP BETWEEN THE COMMITTED AND THE INDIFFERENT IS A SAHARA WHOSE FAINT TRAILS, FOLLOWED BY THE MIND'S EYE ONLY, FADE OUT IN SAND. NADINE GORDIMER}
{EARLY AND PROVIDENT FEAR IS THE MOTHER OF SAFETY. EDMUND BURKE}
{WE MAKE GUILTY OF OUR DISASTERS THE SUN, THE MOON, AND STARS, AS IF WE WERE VILLAINS ON NECESSITY, FOOLS BY HEAVENLY COMPULSION. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE}
{THE PRESENCE OF HUMANS, IN A SYSTEM CONTAINING HIGH SPEED ELECTRONIC COMPUTERS AND HIGH SPEED, ACCURATE COMMUNICATIONS, IS QUITE INHIBITING. STUART LUMAN SEATON}
{ONCE MY HEART WAS CAPTURED, REASON WAS SHOWN THE DOOR, DELIBERATELY AND WITH A SORT OF FRANTIC JOY. GEORGE SAND}
{I DON'T WANT TO READ WHAT IS GOING TO SLIDE DOWN EASILY. THERE HAS TO BE SOME CRUNCH, A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF RESILIENCE. JOHN ASHBERY}
{ALL OF OUR LIVES IS A REBUS ... OF LITTLE WOODEN ANIMALS PAINTED SHY ... TERRIFIC COLORS, MAGNIFICENT AND HORRIBLE ... CLOSE TOGETHER. JOHN ASHBERY}
{IT IS WISE TO APPLY THE OIL OF REFINED POLITENESS TO THE MECHANISM OF FRIENDSHIP. COLETTE}
{I RECOGNIZE NO RIGHTS BUT HUMAN RIGHTS ... I KNOW NOTHING OF MEN'S RIGHTS AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS ... ANGELINA GRIMKE}
{HE USES STATISTICS AS A DRUNKEN MAN USES LAMP POSTS ... FOR SUPPORT RATHER THAN ILLUMINATION. ANDREW LANG}
{THE SEARCH FOR CONSPIRACY ONLY INCREASES THE ELEMENTS OF MORBIDITY AND PARANOIA AND FANTASY IN THIS COUNTRY. ANTHONY LEWIS}
{LIFE IS HARDLY MORE THAN A FRACTION OF A SECOND. SUCH A LITTLE TIME TO PREPARE ONESELF FOR ETERNITY!!! PAUL GAUGUIN}
{IT AIN'T NO SIN IF YOU CRACK A FEW LAWS NOW AND THEN, JUST SO LONG AS YOU DON'T BREAK ANY. MAE WEST}
{I PREFER DRAWING TO TALKING. DRAWING IS FASTER, AND LEAVES LESS ROOM FOR LIES. LE CORBUSIER}
{WE SAY THAT THE HOUR OF DEATH CANNOT BE FORECAST, BUT WHEN WE SAY THIS WE IMAGINE THAT HOUR AS PLACED IN AN OBSCURE AND DISTANT FUTURE. MARCEL PROUST}
{OUR FATHERS HAD THEIR DREAMS. WE HAVE OURS. THE GENERATION THAT FOLLOWS WILL HAVE ITS OWN. WITHOUT DREAMS AND PHANTOMS MAN CANNOT EXIST. OLIVE SCHREINER}
{I DISCOVERED EARLY IN MY MOVIE WORK THAT A MOVIE IS NEVER ANY BETTER THAN THE STUPIDEST MAN CONNECTED WITH IT. BEN HECHT}
{WHEN THE SNOW LAY DEEPEST NO WANDERER VENTURED NEAR MY HOUSE FOR A WEEK OR FORTNIGHT AT A TIME, BUT THERE I LIVED AS SNUG AS A MEADOW MOUSE. HENRY DAVID THOREAU}
{IN THE DIME STORES AND BUS STATIONS, ... PEOPLE TALK OF SITUATIONS, ... READ BOOKS, REPEAT QUOTATIONS, ... DRAW CONCLUSIONS ON THE WALL. BOB DYLAN}
{EXERCISE AND APPLICATION PRODUCE ORDER IN OUR AFFAIRS, HEALTH OF BODY, CHEERFULNESS OF MIND, AND THESE MAKE US PRECIOUS TO OUR FRIENDS. THOMAS JEFFERSON}
{EACH CITY IS AN ARCHETYPE RATHER THAN A PROTOTYPE, AN EXAGGERATED EXAMPLE FROM WHICH TO DERIVE LESSONS FOR THE TYPICAL. ROBERT VENTURI}
{WHEN CHILDHOOD DIES, ITS CORPSES ARE CALLED ADULTS. BRIAN ALDISS}
{THERE IS NOTHING EXEMPT FROM THE PERIL OF MUTATION. THE EARTH, HEAVENS, AND WHOLE WORLD IS THEREUNTO SUBJECT. SIR WALTER RALEIGH}
{I JUST PUT ON WHAT THE LADY SAYS. I'VE BEEN MARRIED THREE TIMES, SO I'VE HAD LOTS OF SUPERVISION. UPTON SINCLAIR}
{OF SOME THINGS WE FEEL QUITE CERTAIN. INSIDE THERE IS A CLICK, A KIND OF BELL THAT STRIKES, WHEN THE HANDS OF OUR DESTINY MEET AT THE MERIDIAN HOUR. AMELIA BARR}
{MY BONES DENOUNCE THE BUCKBOARD BOUNCE AND THE CACTUS HURTS MY TOES. RAY EVANS}
{IT IS A CONSOLATION TO THE WRETCHED TO HAVE COMPANIONS IN MISERY. PUBLIUS SYRUS}
{THE GAP BETWEEN THE COMMITTED AND THE INDIFFERENT IS A SAHARA WHOSE FAINT TRAILS, FOLLOWED BY THE MIND'S EYE ONLY, FADE OUT IN SAND. NADINE GORDIMER}
{HE MUST HAVE A TRULY ROMANTIC NATURE, FOR HE WEEPS WHEN THERE IS NOTHING AT ALL TO WEEP ABOUT. OSCAR WILDE}
{WHEN YOUNG ONE IS CONFIDENT TO BE ABLE TO BUILD PALACES FOR MANKIND, BUT WHEN THE TIME COMES ONE HAS ONE'S HANDS FULL JUST TO BE ABLE TO REMOVE THEIR TRASH. JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE}
{SOUP IS A LOT LIKE A FAMILY. EACH INGREDIENT ENHANCES THE OTHERS. EACH BATCH HAS ITS OWN CHARACTERISTICS. AND IT NEEDS TIME TO SIMMER TO REACH FULL FLAVOR. MARGE KENNEDY}
{MEN ARE LIKE PLANTS. THE GOODNESS AND FLAVOR OF THE FRUIT PROCEEDS FROM THE PECULIAR SOIL AND EXPOSITION IN WHICH THEY GROW. MICHEL GUILLAUME JEAN DE CREVECOEUR}
{WE CONSTRUCT A NARRATIVE FOR OURSELVES, AND THAT'S THE THREAD THAT WE FOLLOW FROM ONE DAY TO THE NEXT. PAUL AUSTER}
{THE SHORTEST ROUTE IS NOT THE MOST DIRECT ONE, BUT RATHER THE ONE WHERE THE MOST FAVORABLE WINDS SWELL OUR SAILS. FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE}
{LET US NOT BANKRUPT OUR TODAYS BY PAYING INTEREST ON THE REGRETS OF YESTERDAY AND BY BORROWING IN ADVANCE THE TROUBLES OF TOMORROW. RALPH W. SOCKMAN}
{THE FUTURE IS BUILT ON BRAINS, NOT PROM COURT, AS MOST PEOPLE CAN TELL YOU AFTER ATTENDING THEIR HIGH SCHOOL REUNION. ANNA QUINDLEN}
{ONE WHO RESTRAINS HIS APPETITES AVOIDS DEBT. CHINESE PROVERB}
{INNOVATION IS THE SPECIFIC INSTRUMENT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP ... THE ACT THAT ENDOWS RESOURCES WITH A NEW CAPACITY TO CREATE WEALTH. PETER DRUCKER}
{THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COLUMN IS ONE THAT CAUSES THE READER TO THROW DOWN THE PAPER IN A PEAK OF FIT. WILLIAM SAFIRE}
{POWER IS NOT ONLY WHAT YOU HAVE BUT WHAT THE ENEMY THINKS YOU HAVE. SAUL ALINSKY}
{SCENES MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, WHICH, DAILY VIEWED, ... PLEASE DAILY, AND WHOSE NOVELTY SURVIVES ... LONG KNOWLEDGE AND THE SCRUTINY OF YEARS WILLIAM COWPER}
{GRANDDADDY USED TO HANDLE SNAKES IN CHURCH. GRANNY DRANK STRYCHNINE. I GUESS YOU COULD SAY I HAD A LEG UP, GENETICALLY SPEAKING. WESLEY STRICK}
{NO OTHER MAN MADE DEVICE SINCE THE SHIELDS AND LANCES OF THE ANCIENT KNIGHTS FULFILLS A MAN'S EGO LIKE AN AUTOMOBILE. SIR WILLIAM ROOTES}
{YOU MAY BE A PRINCESS OR THE RICHEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD, BUT YOU CANNOT BE MORE THAN A LADY. JENNIE JEROME CHURCHILL}
{BLUNDERS ARE AN INESCAPABLE FEATURE OF WAR, BECAUSE CHOICE IN MILITARY AFFAIRS LIES GENERALLY BETWEEN THE BAD AND THE WORSE. ALLAN MASSIE}
{IN THE COURSE OF TWENTY CROWDED YEARS ONE PARTS WITH MANY ILLUSIONS. I DID NOT WISH TO LOSE THE EARLY ONES. WILLA CATHER}
{THE GREAT EVENTS OF LIFE OFTEN LEAVE ONE UNMOVED. THEY PASS OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS, AND, WHEN ONE THINKS OF THEM, BECOME UNREAL. OSCAR WILDE}
{TO BE A TOURIST IS TO ESCAPE ACCOUNTABILITY. ERRORS AND FAILINGS DON'T CLING TO YOU THE WAY THEY DO BACK HOME. DON DELILLO}
{DREAMS COME TRUE. WITHOUT THAT POSSIBILITY, NATURE WOULD NOT INCITE US TO HAVE THEM. JOHN UPDIKE}
{OUR CAPACITY TO RETALIATE MUST BE, AND IS, MASSIVE IN ORDER TO DETER ALL FORMS OF AGGRESSION. JOHN FOSTER DULLES}
{TRUE CIVILIZATION DOES NOT LIE IN GAS, NOR IN STEAM, NOR IN TURN TABLES. IT LIES IN THE REDUCTION OF THE TRACES OF ORIGINAL SIN. CHARLES BAUDELAIRE}
{IN SPRING MORE MORTAL SINGERS THAN BELONG ... TO ANY ONE PLACE COVER US WITH SONG... THRUSH, BLUEBIRD, BLACKBIRD, SPARROW, AND ROBIN THRONG.... ROBERT FROST}
{THE GOOD MOTHER KNOWS THAT FRUSTRATION TEACHES TOLERANCE AND THAT INSTANT GRATIFICATION IS NOT ALWAYS BEST. ELYSE KARLIN}
{AS ONE LAMP LIGHTS ANOTHER, NOR GROWS LESS, SO NOBLENESS ENKINDLETH NOBLENESS. JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL}
{WITH A SMILE OF CHRISTIAN CHARITY GREAT CASEY'S VISAGE SHONE ... HE STILLED THE RISING TUMULT, HE MADE THE GAME GO ON ... ERNEST LAWRENCE THAYER}
{IF YOU LOOK INTO YOUR OWN MIND, WHICH ARE YOU, DON QUIXOTE OR SANCHO PANZA? ALMOST CERTAINLY YOU ARE BOTH. GEORGE ORWELL}
{WAR AND PEACE MUST WAIT FOR THE LEISURE OF RETIREMENT, WHICH NEVER REALLY COMES: MEANWHILE IT HELPS TO FURNISH THE LIVING ROOM. ANTHONY BURGESS}
{I'D TAKE THE BUS DOWNTOWN WITH MY MOTHER, AND THE BIG THING WAS TO SIT AT THE COUNTER AND GET AN ORANGE DRINK AND A TUNA SANDWICH ON TOAST. CONNIE PORTER}
{A SMALL GARDEN, FIGS, A LITTLE CHEESE, AND, ALONG WITH THIS, THREE OR FOUR GOOD FRIENDS ... SUCH WAS LUXURY TO EPICURUS. FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE}
{THERE ARE TIMES WHEN EVEN THE MOST POTENT GOVERNOR MUST WINK AT TRANSGRESSION, IN ORDER TO PRESERVE THE LAWS INVIOLATE FOR THE FUTURE. HERMAN MELVILLE}
{CHESS, LIKE MATHEMATICS AND MUSIC, IS A NURSERY FOR CHILD PRODIGIES. JAMIE MURPHY}
{BE STUDIOUS IN YOUR PROFESSION, AND YOU WILL BE LEARNED. BE INDUSTRIOUS AND FRUGAL, AND YOU WILL BE RICH. BE SOBER AND TEMPERATE, AND YOU WILL BE HEALTHY. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN}
{THE ELEPHANT SNEEZED ... AND FELL ON HIS KNEES ... AND THAT WAS THE END OF THE MONK ... THE MONK, THE MONK. ANIMAL FAIR}
{CLEANING YOUR HOUSE WHILE YOUR KIDS ARE STILL GROWING IS LIKE SHOVELING THE WALK BEFORE IT STOPS SNOWING. PHYLLIS DILLER}
{DEFEAT DOESN'T FINISH A MAN ... QUIT DOES. A MAN IS NOT FINISHED WHEN HE'S DEFEATED. HE'S FINISHED WHEN HE QUITS. RICHARD M. NIXON}
{THE BRAIN MAY BE REGARDED AS A KIND OF PARASITE OF THE ORGANISM, A PENSIONER, AS IT WERE, WHO DWELLS WITH THE BODY. ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER}
{TODAY CONVENIENCE IS THE SUCCESS FACTOR OF JUST ABOUT EVERY TYPE OF PRODUCT AND SERVICE THAT IS SHOWING STEADY GROWTH. CHARLES G. MORTIMER}
{ONE MUST CREDIT AN HYPOTHESIS WITH ALL THAT HAS HAD TO BE DISCOVERED IN ORDER TO DEMOLISH IT. JEAN ROSTAND}
{WHEN LOVE'S DELIRIUM HAUNTS THE GLOWING MIND, LIMPING DECORUM LINGERS FAR BEHIND. GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON}
{EATING WELL GIVES A SPECTACULAR JOY TO LIFE AND CONTRIBUTES IMMENSELY TO GOODWILL AND HAPPY COMPANIONSHIP. ELSA SCHIAPARELLI}
{THE GREATER PART OF HUMANITY IS TOO MUCH HARASSED AND FATIGUED BY THE STRUGGLE WITH WANT, TO RALLY ITSELF FOR A NEW AND STERNER STRUGGLE WITH ERROR. FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER}
{IT OFFERED BRIGHT LIGHTS AND HEALING ESSENCES ... MEDICINE, COSMETICS, COFFEE, GOSSIP AND CONTEMPLATION OF CHROME AND MARBLE, FIZZ AND SPLIT BANANAS. NEW YORKER}
{NEVER RELINQUISH CLOTHING TO A HOTEL VALET WITHOUT FIRST SPECIFICALLY TELLING HIM THAT YOU WANT IT BACK. FRAN LEBOWITZ}
{RIVERS ARE ROADS WHICH MOVE, AND WHICH CARRY US WHITHER WE DESIRE TO GO. BLAISE PASCAL}
{DUTIES ARE NOT PERFORMED FOR DUTY'S SAKE, BUT BECAUSE THEIR NEGLECT WOULD MAKE THE MAN UNCOMFORTABLE. MARK TWAIN}
{A CORPSE IS MEAT GONE BAD. WELL AND WHAT'S CHEESE? CORPSE OF MILK. JAMES JOYCE}
{WITH BOYS YOU ALWAYS KNOW WHERE YOU STAND. RIGHT IN THE PATH OF A HURRICANE. ERMA BOMBECK}
{I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD .. THAT FLOATS ON HIGH O'ER VALES AND HILLS .. WHEN ALL AT ONCE I SAW A CROWD .. A HOST, OF GOLDEN DAFFODILS. WILLIAM WORDSWORTH}
{THERE IS NO DIGNITY IN WICKEDNESS, WHETHER IN PURPLE OR RAGS. AND HELL IS A DEMOCRACY OF DEVILS, WHERE ALL ARE EQUALS. HERMAN MELVILLE}
{I THINK OF A HERO AS SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS THE DEGREE OF RESPONSIBILITY THAT COMES WITH HIS FREEDOM. BOB DYLAN}
{RAGE IS THE ONLY QUALITY WHICH HAS KEPT ME, OR ANYBODY I HAVE EVER STUDIED, WRITING COLUMNS FOR NEWSPAPERS. JIMMY BRESLIN}
{THE OFFICE OF THE SCHOLAR IS TO CHEER, TO RAISE, AND TO GUIDE MEN BY SHOWING THEM FACTS AMIDST APPEARANCES. RALPH WALDO EMERSON}
{THE STAGE IS NOT MERELY THE MEETING PLACE OF ALL THE ARTS, BUT IS ALSO THE RETURN OF ART TO LIFE. OSCAR WILDE}
{IT SEEMS A FANTASTIC PARADOX, BUT IT IS NEVERTHELESS A MOST IMPORTANT TRUTH, THAT NO ARCHITECTURE CAN BE TRULY NOBLE WHICH IS NOT IMPERFECT. JOHN RUSTIC}
{A MAN MAY BUILD A COMPLICATED PIECE OF MECHANISM, OR PILOT A STEAMBOAT, BUT NOT MORE THAN FIVE OUT OF TEN KNOW HOW THE APPLE GOT INTO THE DUMPLING. EDWARD A. BOYDEN}
{... FOR IT IS MY BELIEF NO MAN EVER UNDERSTANDS QUITE HIS OWN ARTFUL DODGES TO ESCAPE FROM THE GRIM SHADOW OF SELF KNOWLEDGE. JOSEPH CONRAD}
{GRAMMAR IS THE LOGIC OF SPEECH, EVEN AS LOGIC IS THE GRAMMAR OF REASON. RICHARD TRENCH}
{DEMOCRACY CANNOT SUCCEED UNLESS THOSE WHO EXPRESS THEIR CHOICE ARE PREPARED TO CHOOSE WISELY. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT}
{FANTASY CONSISTS IN A MORBID FASCINATION WITH UNREALITIES, WHICH SECRETLY TRANSFORMS ITSELF INTO A DESIRE TO MAKE THEM REAL. ROGER SCRUTON}
{A CLASSIC IS A BOOK THAT HAS NEVER FINISHED SAYING WHAT IT HAS TO SAY. ITALO CALVINO}
{IF I HAVE ANY BELIEFS ABOUT IMMORTALITY, IT IS THAT CERTAIN DOGS I HAVE KNOWN WILL GO TO HEAVEN, AND VERY, VERY FEW PERSONS. JAMES THURBER}
{A WEDDING IS JUST LIKE A FUNERAL EXCEPT THAT YOU GET TO SMELL YOUR OWN FLOWERS. GRACE HANSEN}
{YOUR CHILD IS MAINLY INTERESTED IN THE PROCESS OF DOING THINGS. HE IS NOT VERY CONCERNED WITH THE END RESULT. TERRY MALLOY}
{JOY IS PRAYER ... JOY IS STRENGTH ... JOY IS LOVE ... JOY IS A NET OF LOVE BY WHICH YOU CAN CATCH SOULS. MOTHER TERESA}
{IN ENTHUSIASM WE UNDULATE TO THE DIVINE SPIRITUS ... AS THE LAKE TO THE WIND. HENRY DAVID THOREAU}
{GLORY IS LIKE A CIRCLE IN THE WATER, WHICH NEVER CEASETH TO ENLARGE ITSELF, TILL BY BROAD SPREADING IT DISPERSE TO NOUGHT. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE}
{IF YOU SEE THE MAGIC IN A FAIRY TALE, YOU CAN FACE THE FUTURE. DANIELLE STEEL}
{THE ONLY MEDICINE FOR SUFFERING, CRIME, AND ALL THE OTHER WOES OF MANKIND, IS WISDOM. THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY}
{THE LAZY MANAGE TO KEEP UP WITH THE EARTH'S ROTATION JUST AS WELL AS THE INDUSTRIOUS. MASON COOLEY}
{MY CREDIT NOW STANDS ON SUCH SLIPPERY GROUND THAT ONE OF TWO BAD WAYS YOU MUST CONCEIT ME, EITHER A COWARD OR A FLATTERER. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE}
{YOU CANNOT BUILD CHARACTER AND COURAGE BY TAKING AWAY A MAN'S INITIATIVE AND INDEPENDENCE. ERRONEOUSLY ATTRIBUTED TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN}
{BEWARE YOU BE NOT SWALLOWED UP IN BOOKS. AN OUNCE OF LOVE IS WORTH A POUND OF KNOWLEDGE. JOHN WESLEY}
{TO WRITE OR EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH IS NOT A SCIENCE BUT AN ART. THERE ARE NO RELIABLE WORDS ... GEORGE ORWELL}
{REFORMATION, LIKE EDUCATION, IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION. MARY HARRIS}
{FREE SPEECH IS NOT TO BE REGULATED LIKE DISEASED CATTLE AND IMPURE BUTTER. THE AUDIENCE THAT HISSED YESTERDAY MAY APPLAUD TODAY, EVEN FOR THE SAME PERFORMANCE. WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS}
{SURGERY IS THE RED FLOWER THAT BLOOMS AMONG THE LEAVES AND THORNS THAT ARE THE REST OF MEDICINE. DR. RICHARD SELZER}
{A SPIRITED MIND NEVER STOPS WITHIN ITSELF. IT IS ALWAYS ASPIRING AND GOING BEYOND ITS STRENGTH. MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE}
{WE MUST NOT MEASURE GREATNESS FROM THE MANSION DOWN, BUT FROM THE MANGER UP. JESSE JACKSON}
{AND MANY STROKES, THOUGH WITH A LITTLE AXE, HEW DOWN AND FELL THE HARDEST TIMBERED OAK. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE}
{LOVE IS AN ENERGY WHICH EXISTS OF ITSELF. IT IS ITS OWN VALUE. THORTON WILDER}
{A DIRTY JOKE IS A SORT OF MENTAL REBELLION. GEORGE ORWELL}
{A NEW WORLD IS NOT MADE SIMPLY BY TRYING TO FORGET THE OLD. A NEW WORLD IS MADE WITH A NEW SPIRIT, WITH NEW VALUES. HENRY MILLER}
{MOTHERHOOD IN ALL ITS GUISES AND PERMUTATIONS IS MORE ART THAN SCIENCE. MELINDA M. MARSHALL}
{NOBODY SHOULD SMOKE CIGARETTES ... AND SMOKING WITH AN ULCER IS LIKE POURING GASOLINE ON A BURNING HOUSE. DR. SARA MURRAY JORDAN}
{SILENCE IS AS FULL OF POTENTIAL WISDOM AND WIT AS THE UNHEWN MARBLE OF GREAT SCULPTURE. THE SILENT BEAR NO WITNESS AGAINST THEMSELVES. ALDOUS HUXLEY}
{ITS IDEA OF 'PRODUCTION VALUE' IS SPENDING A MILLION DOLLARS DRESSING UP A STORY THAT ANY GOOD WRITER WOULD THROW AWAY. RAYMOND CHANDLER}
{IMAGINATION IS A VALUABLE ASSET IN BUSINESS AND SHE HAS A SISTER, UNDERSTANDING, WHO ALSO SERVES. ALICE FOOTE MACDOUGALL}
{THE ONLY THING THAT SAVES US FROM THE BUREAUCRACY IS INEFFICIENCY. AN EFFICIENT BUREAUCRACY IS THE GREATEST THREAT TO LIBERTY. EUGENE MCCARTHY}
{AS WITH SHIPS, SO WITH MEN. HE WHO TURNS HIS BACK TO HIS FOE GIVES HIM AN ADVANTAGE. HERMAN MELVILLE}
{THE PEDIGREE OF HONEY ... DOES NOT CONCERN THE BEE ... A CLOVER, ANY TIME, TO HIM, ... IS ARISTOCRACY EMILY DICKINSON}
{CHARACTER CONTRIBUTES TO BEAUTY. IT FORTIFIES A WOMAN AS HER YOUTH FADES. JACQUELINE BISSET}
{MY SPELLING IS WOBBLY. IT'S GOOD SPELLING BUT IT WOBBLES, AND THE LETTERS GET IN THE WRONG PLACES. A. A. MILNE}
{THERE SEEMS TO BE A COMMON STRAIN OF MISERLINESS IN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHEN IT COMES TO THROWING AWAY TOOTHPASTE TUBES WHICH HAVE A LITTLE LEFT IN THE BOTTOM. ROBERT BENCHLEY}
{I'VE RUN MORE RISK EATING MY WAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAN IN ALL MY DRIVING. DUNCAN HINES}
{THE PROFESSIONAL CELEBRITY, MALE AND FEMALE, IS THE CROWNING RESULT OF THE STAR SYSTEM OF A SOCIETY THAT MAKES A FETISH OF COMPETITION. C. WRIGHT MILLS}
{FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN. SAINT PAUL}
{ART IS NOT A TREASURE IN THE PAST OR AN IMPORTATION FROM ANOTHER LAND, BUT PART OF THE PRESENT LIFE OF ALL LIVING AND CREATING PEOPLES. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT}
{ONCE MORE THE STORM IS HOWLING, AND HALF HID ... UNDER THIS CRADLE HOOD AND COVERLID ... MY CHILD SLEEPS ON. WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS}
{HOLLYWOOD IS THE ONLY INDUSTRY, EVEN TAKING IN SOUP COMPANIES, WHICH DOES NOT HAVE LABORATORIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXPERIMENTATION. ORSON WELLES}
{JAIL SENTENCES HAVE MANY FUNCTIONS, BUT ONE IS SURELY TO SEND A MESSAGE ABOUT WHAT OUR SOCIETY ABHORS AND WHAT IT VALUES. ANNA QUINDLEN}
{THE STATESMAN'S DUTY IS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN HIS NATION'S EXPERIENCE AND HIS VISION. HENRY KISSINGER}
{NO MONEY IS BETTER SPENT THAN WHAT IS LAID OUT FOR DOMESTIC SATISFACTION. SAMUEL JOHNSON}
{THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IS MEANT TO BE SHORTHAND FOR A COUNTRY SO UNLIKE ITS PARTS THAT A TRIP FROM CALIFORNIA TO INDIANA SHOULD REQUIRE A PASSPORT. ANNA QUINDLEN}
{THE WRITER OPERATES AT A PECULIAR CROSSROADS WHERE TIME AND PLACE AND ETERNITY SOMEHOW MEET. HIS PROBLEM IS TO FIND THAT LOCATION. FLANNERY O'CONNOR}
{SELF PITY IN ITS EARLY STAGE IS AS SNUG AS A FEATHER MATTRESS. ONLY WHEN IT HARDENS DOES IT BECOME UNCOMFORTABLE. MAYA ANGELOU}
{THE DANCE CAN REVEAL EVERYTHING MYSTERIOUS THAT IS HIDDEN IN MUSIC, AND IT HAS THE ADDITIONAL MERIT OF BEING HUMAN AND PALPABLE. CHARLES BAUDELAIRE}
{IT HAS BEEN RELATED THAT DOGS DRINK AT THE RIVER NILE RUNNING ALONG, THAT THEY MAY NOT BE SEIZED BY THE CROCODILES. PHAEDRUS}
{WHEN YOU MODEL, THE FOCUS IS COMPLETELY ON YOU, AND SOME PEOPLE REALLY APPRECIATE THE ATTENTION, ESPECIALLY IF THEY DIDN'T GET IT GROWING UP. ALEXANDRA RHEAULT}
{I DON'T BELIEVE IN DYING. IT'S BEEN DONE. I'M WORKING ON A NEW EXIT. BESIDES, I CAN'T DIE NOW ... I'M BOOKED. GEORGE BURNS}
{WHAT IS CALLED A ROAD THERE ... IS ONLY AN INDISTINCT VISTA THROUGH THE WOOD, WHICH IT TAKES AN EXPERIENCED EYE TO DETECT. HENRY DAVID THOREAU}
{I USED TO BE A DISCIPLINE PROBLEM, WHICH CAUSED ME EMBARRASSMENT UNTIL I REALIZED THAT BEING A DISCIPLINE PROBLEM IN A RACIST SOCIETY IS SOMETIMES AN HONOR. ISHMAEL REED}
{IN OUR COUNTRY ECONOMY, LETTER WRITING IS AN HORS D'OEUVRE. IT IS NO PART OF THE REGULAR ROUTINE OF THE DAY. THOMAS JEFFERSON}
{THE BETTER PART OF VALOR IS DISCRETION, IN THE WHICH BETTER PART I HAVE SAVED MY LIFE. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE}
{CHARITY, LIKE POETRY, SHOULD BE CULTIVATED, IF ONLY FOR ITS BEING GRACEFUL. HERMAN MELVILLE}
{WITHOUT TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS, NO ONE CAN BECOME A BUDDHA. CHINESE PROVERB}
{THE BATHROOM SCALE KNOWS NOTHING OF EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES. MASON COOLEY}
{WHEN A SHADOW FLITS ACROSS THE LANDSCAPE OF THE SOUL WHERE IS THE SUBSTANCE? HENRY DAVID THOREAU}
{THE MOST FAMILIAR SHEET OF WATER, VIEWED FROM A NEW HILLTOP, YIELDS A NOVEL AND UNEXPECTED PLEASURE. HENRY DAVID THOREAU}
{WE OFTEN DISCOVER WHAT WILL DO, BY FINDING OUT WHAT WILL NOT DO. AND PROBABLY HE WHO NEVER MADE A MISTAKE NEVER MADE A DISCOVERY. SAMUEL SMILES}
{THE MOMENT OF VICTORY IS MUCH TOO SHORT TO LIVE FOR THAT AND NOTHING ELSE. MARTINA NAVRATILOVA}
{A LITTLE RULE, A LITTLE SWAY, .. A SUNBEAM IN A WINTER'S DAY, .. IS ALL THE PROUD AND MIGHTY HAVE .. BETWEEN THE CRADLE AND THE GRAVE. JOHN DYER}
{THE MORNS ARE MEEKER THAN THEY WERE, .. THE NUTS ARE GETTING BROWN .. THE BERRY'S CHEEK IS PLUMPER, .. THE ROSE IS OUT OF TOWN. EMILY DICKINSON}
{SHE DREAMED, LULLED BY THE TRAIN, OF GETTING OFF AT HEAVEN OR NEW YORK CITY, WHICHEVER SHE GOT TO FIRST. MARY LEE SETTLE}
{THE MORE THE DATA BANKS RECORD ABOUT EACH ONE OF US, THE LESS WE EXIST. MARSHALL MCLUHAN}
{BEAUTY IS NO QUALITY IN THINGS THEMSELVES. IT EXISTS MERELY IN THE MIND WHICH CONTEMPLATES THEM. DAVID HUME}
{STREW GLADNESS ON THE PATHS OF MEN ... YOU WILL NOT PASS THIS WAY AGAIN. SAM WALTER FOSS}
{I CANNOT CALL RICHES BETTER THAN THE BAGGAGE OF VIRTUE. THE ROMAN WORD IS BETTER, IMPEDIMENTA. FRANCIS BACON}
{LACK OF PATIENCE IN SMALL MATTERS CAN CREATE HAVOC IN GREAT ONES. CHINESE PROVERB}
{THE LULLABY IS THE SPELL WHEREBY THE MOTHER ATTEMPTS TO TRANSFORM HERSELF BACK FROM AN OGRE TO A SAINT. JAMES FENTON}
{AND I HAVE ASKED TO BE .. WHERE NO STORMS COME, .. WHERE THE GREEN SWELL IS IN THE HAVENS DUMB, .. AND OUT OF THE SWING OF THE SEA. GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS}
{BETTER THE RUDEST WORK THAT TELLS A STORY OR RECORDS A FACT, THAN THE RICHEST WITHOUT MEANING. JOHN RUSKIN}
{WRITING IS LIKE WALKING IN A DESERTED STREET. OUT OF THE DUST IN THE STREET YOU MAKE A MUD PIE. JOHN LE CARRE}
{NO CORD NOR CABLE CAN SO FORCIBLY DRAW, OR HOLD SO FAST, AS LOVE CAN DO WITH A TWINED THREAD. ROBERT BURTON}
{WHEN A MAN POINTS A FINGER AT SOMEONE ELSE, HE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT FOUR OF HIS FINGERS ARE POINTING AT HIMSELF. LOUIS NIZER}
{COMMAS IN THE NEW YORKER FALL WITH THE PRECISION OF KNIVES IN A CIRCUS ACT, OUTLINING THE VICTIM. E. B. WHITE}
{THE TARZAN PRINCIPLE: DON'T LET GO OF THE FIRST VINE UNTIL THE NEXT ONE IS FIRMLY IN YOUR GRASP. PETER LEWIS}
{A VICTORIOUS TOMCAT IS LIKE A TIGER. A PLUCKED PHOENIX IS NOT WORTH A CHICKEN. CHINESE PROVERB}
{I'M A PARTICIPANT IN THE DOCTRINE OF CONSTRUCTIVE AMBIGUITY. VERNON A. WALTERS}
{GOOD FORTUNE AND A GOOD DISPOSITION ARE RARELY GIVEN TO THE SAME MAN. TITUS LIVIUS}
{PRESUMPTION IS OUR NATURAL AND ORIGINAL MALADY. THE MOST VULNERABLE AND FRAIL OF ALL CREATURES IS MAN, AND AT THE SAME TIME THE MOST ARROGANT. MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE}
{SOCIAL REFORM IS THE DESPERATE DECISION TO REMOVE CORNS FROM A PERSON SUFFERING FROM CANCER. KARL KRAUS}
{PREJUDICES IN DISFAVOR OF A PERSON FIX DEEPER, AND ARE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO BE REMOVED, THAN PREJUDICES IN FAVOR. SAMUEL RICHARDSON}
{FROM NATURE'S CHAIN WHATEVER LINK YOU STRIKE, TENTH OR TEN THOUSANDTH, BREAKS THE CHAIN ALIKE. ALEXANDER POPE}
{COURAGE IS ALMOST A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS. IT MEANS A STRONG DESIRE TO LIVE TAKING THE FORM OF A READINESS TO DIE. G. K. CHESTERTON}
{JUNK IS THE IDEAL PRODUCT ... THE ULTIMATE MERCHANDISE. NO SALES TALK NECESSARY. THE CLIENT WILL CRAWL THROUGH A SEWER AND BEG TO BUY. WILLIAM BURROUGHS}
{TASTE IS NOTHING BUT AN ENLARGED CAPACITY FOR RECEIVING PLEASURE FROM WORKS OF IMAGINATION. WILLIAM HAZLITT}
{GENIUS UNREFINED RESEMBLES A FLASH OF LIGHTNING, BUT WISDOM IS LIKE THE SUN. FRANZ GRILLPARZER}
{IF YOU ARE TRULY SERIOUS ABOUT PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR THE FUTURE, DON'T TEACH HIM TO SUBTRACT ... TEACH HIM TO DEDUCT. FRAN LEBOWITZ}
{THOUGH THOSE WHO STUDY ARE AS MANY AS THE NUMBER OF HAIRS ON AN OX, THOSE WHO SUCCEED ARE AS RARE AS UNICORNS HORNS. CHINESE PROVERB}
{A TRAGIC IRONY OF LIFE IS THAT WE SO OFTEN ACHIEVE SUCCESS OR FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE AFTER THE CHIEF REASON FOR WHICH WE SOUGHT IT HAS PASSED AWAY. ELLEN GLASGOW}
{THE REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT IS MIGHTY CONVENIENT IN THIS, THAT IT FREES ONE FROM ALL SCRUPLES AS REGARDS IDEAS. JOSEPH CONRAD}
{WITHOUT POETS, WITHOUT ARTISTS, MEN WOULD SOON WEARY OF NATURE'S MONOTONY. THE SUBLIME IDEA MEN HAVE OF THE UNIVERSE WOULD COLLAPSE WITH DIZZYING SPEED. GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE}
{WE COME ALTOGETHER FRESH AND RAW INTO THE SEVERAL STAGES OF LIFE, AND OFTEN FIND OURSELVES WITHOUT EXPERIENCE, DESPITE OUR YEARS. FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD}
{ANYONE WHO REFUSES TO SPEAK OUT OFF CAMPUS DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE LISTENED TO ON CAMPUS. THEODORE M. HESBURGH}
{IF OUR SOCIETY CONTINUES AT ITS PRESENT RATE TO BECOME LESS LIVABLE AS IT BECOMES MORE AFFLUENT, WE PROMISE ALL TO END UP IN SUMPTUOUS MISERY. JOHN WILLIAM GARDNER}
{WHEN THE TODDLER DOES SOMETHING AND THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES FOR HIS ACTION ... CIVILIZATION BEGINS. ALICIA F. LIEBERMAN}
{I WAS THE INTELLECTUAL EQUIVALENT OF A NINETY EIGHT POUND WEAKLING. I WOULD GO TO THE BEACH AND PEOPLE WOULD KICK COPIES OF BYRON IN MY FACE. TOM SHULMAN}
{HUSBANDS AND WIVES GENERALLY UNDERSTAND WHEN OPPOSITION WILL BE VAIN. JANE AUSTEN}
{IN LAW, WHAT PLEA SO TAINTED AND CORRUPT BUT, BEING SEASONED WITH A GRACIOUS VOICE, OBSCURES THE SHOW OF EVIL? WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE}
{THERE IS THE CHURNING AND THE BOILING OF THE SEA, AND THE FOAM ON TOP OF IT AND THAT IS WHAT MAN IS, CHURNING AND FOAM TOGETHER. SIMONE SCHWARZ BART}
{LAWYERS ARE OPERATORS OF THE TOLL BRIDGE ACROSS WHICH ANYONE IN SEARCH OF JUSTICE HAS TO PASS. JANE BRYANT QUINN}
{DECENCY MUST BE AN EVEN MORE EXHAUSTING STATE TO MAINTAIN THAN ITS OPPOSITE. THOSE WHO SUCCEED SEEM TO NEED A STUPEFYING AMOUNT OF SLEEP. QUENTIN CRISP}
{THERE IS NO GREATER SORROW THAN TO RECALL A HAPPY TIME IN THE MIDST OF WRETCHEDNESS. DANTE ALIGHIERI}
{FOR DECADES TO COME THE SPY WORLD WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE COLLECTIVE COUCH WHERE THE SUBCONSCIOUS OF EACH NATION IS CONFESSED. JOHN LE CARRE}
{WHEN I FIRST HEARD ELVIS'S VOICE I JUST KNEW THAT I WASN'T GOING TO WORK FOR ANYBODY AND NOBODY WAS GONNA BE MY BOSS. BOB DYLAN}
{MAKE A CANDLE TO GET LIGHT. READ A BOOK TO GET ENLIGHTENED. CHINESE PROVERB}
{FOR AS THE EYES OF BATS ARE TO THE BLAZE OF DAY, SO IS THE REASON IN OUR SOUL TO THE THINGS WHICH ARE BY NATURE MOST EVIDENT OF ALL. ARISTOTLE}
{WE WANT NIGHTS ... OF VAGUE ADVENTURE, LIPS LAX WET AND WARM, ... BEES IN THE STOMACH, SWEAT ACROSS THE BROW. NOW. GWENDOLYN BROOKS}
{SILENCE AND DARKNESS WERE ALL I CRAVED. WELL, I GET A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF BOTH. THEY BEING ONE. SAMUEL BECKETT}
{THERE'S A COOL WEB OF LANGUAGE WINDS US IN, RETREAT FROM TOO MUCH JOY OR TOO MUCH FEAR. ROBERT GRAVES}
{IT HAS NEVER BEEN MY OBJECT TO RECORD MY DREAMS, JUST THE DETERMINATION TO REALIZE THEM. MAN RAY}
{BURNING HOT IS THE GROUND, LIQUID GOLD IS THE AIR. WHOEVER LOOKS ROUND SEES ETERNITY THERE. JOHN CLARE}
{WHEN THE SANDPIPER AND THE CLAM GRAPPLE, IT IS THE FISHERMAN THAT PROFITS. CHINESE PROVERB}
{THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY IS TO A GREAT EXTENT THAT OF A CERTAIN CLASH OF HUMAN TEMPERAMENTS. WILLIAM JAMES}
{ABOUT HALF MY DESIGNS ARE CONTROLLED FANTASY, FIFTEEN PERCENT ARE TOTAL MADNESS AND THE REST ARE BREAD AND BUTTER DESIGNS. MANOLO BLAHNIK}
{MANHATTAN IS A NARROW ISLAND OFF THE COAST OF NEW JERSEY DEVOTED TO THE PURSUIT OF LUNCH. RAYMOND SOKOLOV}
{IN EVERY UNBELIEVER'S HEART THERE IS AN UNEASY FEELING THAT, AFTER ALL, HE MAY AWAKE AFTER DEATH AND FIND HIMSELF IMMORTAL. H. L. MENCKEN}
{WE MAY SUSPECT THAT MAKERS OF JOKES AND SMART REMARKS RESEMBLE POETS AT LEAST IN THIS, THAT THEY TOO WOULD BE EXCLUDED FROM PLATO'S REPUBLIC. HOWARD NEMEROV}
{NATURE IS MYTHICAL AND MYSTICAL ALWAYS, AND WORKS WITH THE LICENSE AND EXTRAVAGANCE OF GENIUS. HENRY DAVID THOREAU}
{THERE'S NOTHING THAT MAKES YOU SO AWARE OF THE IMPROVISATION OF HUMAN EXISTENCE AS A SONG UNFINISHED. CARSON MCCULLERS}
{THOU WILT QUARREL WITH A MAN FOR CRACKING NUTS, HAVING NO OTHER REASON BUT BECAUSE THOU HAST HAZEL EYES. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE}
{CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW THERE ARE LIMITS TO FAMILY FINANCES OR THEY WILL CONFUSE 'WE CAN'T AFFORD THAT' WITH 'THEY DON'T WANT ME TO HAVE IT.' JEAN ROSS PETERSON}
{IT'S UNLIKELY I'LL EVER SUBMIT TO A PSYCHIATRIST'S COUCH. I DON'T WANT SOME STRANGER PROWLING AROUND THROUGH MY PSYCHE, MONKEYING WITH MY ID. TALLULAH BANKHEAD}
{WE REALLY HAVE NO DEFINITION OF MOTHER IN OUR LAWBOOKS. MOTHER WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SO BASIC THAT NO DEFINITION WAS DEEMED NECESSARY. MARIANNE BATTANI}
{THE SATED APPETITE SPURNS HONEY, BUT TO A RAVENOUS APPETITE EVEN THE BITTER IS SWEET. BIBLE}
{DO NOT BITE AT THE BAIT OF PLEASURE, TILL YOU KNOW THERE IS NO HOOK BENEATH IT. THOMAS JEFFERSON}
{THE POET WHO WALKS BY MOONLIGHT IS CONSCIOUS OF A TIDE IN HIS THOUGHT WHICH IS TO BE REFERRED TO LUNAR INFLUENCE. HENRY DAVID THOREAU}
{THE WISE MAN SHOULD WITHDRAW HIS SOUL WITHIN, OUT OF THE CROWD, AND KEEP IT IN FREEDOM AND POWER TO JUDGE THINGS FREELY. MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE}
{WHEN MEN AND WOMEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY REPORTED HOW HAPPY THEY FELT, RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT JUGGLERS WERE HAPPIER THAN OTHERS. FAYE CROSBY}
{I HAVE OVERLIVED THE GENERATION WITH WHICH MUTUAL LABORS AND PERILS BEGAT MUTUAL CONFIDENCE AND INFLUENCE. THOMAS JEFFERSON}
{AN OBITUARY SHOULD BE AN EXERCISE IN CONTEMPORARY HISTORY, NOT A FUNERAL ORATION. PETER UTLEY}
{IT'S THE SEASON TO SCAM, GATE, BASH AND AMOKIZE EVERY NOUN AROUND WASHINGTON. DAVID SMITH}
{YOU CANNOT MAKE AN OPERA AUDIENCE BELIEVE THAT A MAN WILL ENDANGER HIS SOUL, AND COMMIT ROBBERY AND MURDER FOR A VERY STOUT LADY'S SAKE. MARIA JERITZA}
{A MAN'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN LIFE ARE THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF HIS ATTENTION TO DETAIL. JOHN FOSTER DULLES}
{SELF CONTROL MEANS WANTING TO BE EFFECTIVE AT SOME RANDOM POINT IN THE INFINITE RADIATIONS OF MY SPIRITUAL EXISTENCE. FRANZ KAFKA}
{DOCTORS BURY THEIR MISTAKES. LAWYERS HANG THEM. BUT JOURNALISTS PUT THEIRS ON THE FRONT PAGE. ANONYMOUS}
{THE LIQUOR OF SUMMER NIGHTS ACCUMULATES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE. JOHN ASHBERY}
{SKILL WITHOUT IMAGINATION IS CRAFTSMANSHIP AND GIVES US MANY USEFUL OBJECTS SUCH AS WICKERWORK PICNIC BASKETS. IMAGINATION WITHOUT SKILL GIVES US MODERN ART. TOM STOPPARD}
{AMERICANS ARE OVERREACHING. OVERREACHING IS THE MOST ADMIRABLE AND MOST AMERICAN OF THE MANY AMERICAN EXCESSES. GEORGE WILL}
{THE WORD GENIUS WAS WHISPERED INTO MY EAR, THE FIRST THING I EVER HEARD, WHILE I WAS STILL MEWLING IN MY CRIB. ORSON WELLES}
{YOUR LORDSHIP, THOUGH NOT CLEAN PAST YOUR YOUTH, HAVE YET SOME SMACK OF AGE IN YOU, SOME RELISH OF THE SALTNESS OF TIME. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE}
{IF YOU CAN'T DISTINGUISH PEOPLE FROM LAP DOGS, YOU SHOULDN'T UNDERTAKE PHILANTHROPIC WORK. ANTON CHEKHOV}
{WHAT HAPPENS IN A STRIKE HAPPENS NOT TO ONE PERSON ALONE ... IT IS A CRISIS WITH MEANING AND POTENCY FOR ALL AND PROPHETIC OF A FUTURE. MERIDEL LE SUEUR}
{THE LAYMAN'S CONSTITUTIONAL VIEW IS THAT WHAT HE LIKES IS CONSTITUTIONAL AND THAT WHICH HE DOESN'T LIKE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. HUGO BLACK}
{BEING A CUBS FAN PREPARES YOU FOR LIFE ... AND WASHINGTON. HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON}
{I DON'T WANT TO LIVE ... I WANT TO LOVE FIRST, AND LIVE INCIDENTALLY ZELDA FITZGERALD}
{ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFIT ... IS THE EXPRESSION OF THE VALUE OF WHAT THE ENTREPRENEUR CONTRIBUTES TO PRODUCTION. JOSEPH A. SCHUMPETER}
{IS LIGHT ENOUGH WHEN THIS BEWILDERMENT CRYING AGAINST THE DARK SHUTS DOWN THE SHADES? DILUTE CONFUSION. FIND AND EXPLODE OUR MIST. GWENDOLYN BROOKS}
{AS COMPLICATED AS JOINT CUSTODY IS, IT ALLOWS THE DELICIOUS CONTRADICTION OF HAVING CHILDREN AND MAINTAINING THE INTIMACY OF LIFE BEFORE KIDS. DELIA EPHRON}
{DREAMER OF DREAMS, BORN OUT OF MY DUE TIME, WHY SHOULD I STRIVE TO SET THE CROOKED STRAIGHT? THE IDLE SINGER OF AN EMPTY DAY. WILLIAM MORRIS}
{WHEN YOU ARE DOWN AND OUT SOMETHING ALWAYS TURNS UP ... AND IT IS USUALLY THE NOSES OF YOUR FRIENDS. ORSON WELLES}
{LAS VEGAS HAS BECOME, JUST AS BUGSY SIEGEL DREAMED, THE AMERICAN MONTE CARLO WITHOUT ANY OF THE INEVITABLE UPPER CLASS BAGGAGE OF THE RIVIERA CASINOS. TOM WOLFE}
{IT'S A FUNNY THING ABOUT MEN, YOU KNOW. THEY ALL START LIFE BEING BOYS. I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF SOME OF THESE SENATORS WERE BOYS ONCE. SIDNEY BUCHMAN}
{I WON'T QUIT UNTIL I GET RUN OVER BY A TRUCK, A PRODUCER OR A CRITIC. JACK LEMMON}
{THE WORLD IS NOT DIALECTICAL ... IT IS SWORN TO EXTREMES, NOT TO EQUILIBRIUM, SWORN TO RADICAL ANTAGONISM, NOT TO RECONCILIATION OR SYNTHESIS. JEAN BAUDRILLARD}
{NOTHING MAKES A MAN FEEL OLDER THAN TO HEAR A BAND COMING UP THE STREET AND NOT TO HAVE THE IMPULSE TO RUSH DOWNSTAIRS AND OUT ON TO THE SIDEWALK. ROBERT BENCHLEY}
{THE EXCESSIVE INCREASE OF ANYTHING OFTEN CAUSES A REACTION IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. PLATO}
{UNFORTUNATELY, THE BALANCE OF NATURE DECREES THAT A SUPERABUNDANCE OF DREAMS IS PAID FOR BY A GROWING POTENTIAL FOR NIGHTMARES. PETER USTINOV}
{A FATHER WHO WILL PURSUE INFANT CARE TASKS WITH EASE AND PROFICIENCY IS SIMPLY A FATHER WHO HAS NEVER BEEN LED TO BELIEVE HE COULDN'T. MICHAEL K. MEYERHOFF}
{BASEBALL HAPPENS TO BE A GAME OF CUMULATIVE TENSION BUT FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL AND HOCKEY ARE PLAYED WITH HAND GRENADES AND MACHINE GUNS. JOHN LEONARD}
{THE SEWING MACHINE JOINS WHAT THE SCISSORS HAVE CUT ASUNDER, PLUS WHATEVER ELSE COMES IN ITS PATH. MASON COOLEY}
{THE HUMAN MIND IS INDEED A CAVE SWARMING WITH STRANGE FORMS OF LIFE, MOST OF THEM UNCONSCIOUS AND UNILLUMINATED. CHARLES HORTON COOLEY}
{THE MAKER OF THIS EARTH BUT PATENTED A LEAF. WHAT CHAMPOLLION WILL DECIPHER THIS HIEROGLYPHIC FOR US, THAT WE MAY TURN OVER A NEW LEAF AT LAST? HENRY DAVID THOREAU}
{BRAVE MEN ARE ALL VERTEBRATES. THEY HAVE THEIR SOFTNESS ON THE SURFACE AND THEIR TOUGHNESS IN THE MIDDLE. G. K. CHESTERTON}
{IN SOCIAL MATTERS, POINTLESS CONVENTIONS ARE NOT MERELY THE BEE STING OF ETIQUETTE, BUT THE SNAKE BITE OF MORAL ORDER. FLORENCE KING}
{WITHOUT TRADITION, ART IS A FLOCK OF SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD. WITHOUT INNOVATION, IT IS A CORPSE. WINSTON CHURCHILL}
{BELIEVE ME, THERE EXISTS NO SUCH DILEMMA AS THAT IN WHICH A GENTLEMAN IS PLACED WHEN HE IS FORCED TO REPLY TO A BLACKGUARD. EDGAR ALLAN POE}
{MY IDEAS HAVE UNDERGONE A PROCESS OF EMERGENCE BY EMERGENCY. WHEN THEY ARE NEEDED BADLY ENOUGH, THEY ARE ACCEPTED. R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER}
{REMEMBER THAT THE BOOK WHICH BORES YOU WHEN YOU ARE TWENTY OR THIRTY WILL OPEN DOORS FOR YOU WHEN YOU ARE FORTY OR FIFTY ... AND VICE VERSA. DORIS LESSING}
{WE HAVE HAD OUR LAST CHANCE. IF WE DO NOT DEVISE SOME GREATER AND MORE EQUITABLE SYSTEM, ARMAGEDDON WILL BE AT OUR DOOR. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR}
{ALL VOTING IS A SORT OF GAMING, LIKE CHECKERS OR BACKGAMMON, WITH A SLIGHT MORAL TINGE TO IT, A PLAYING WITH RIGHT AND WRONG, WITH MORAL QUESTIONS. HENRY DAVID THOREAU}
{THE ULTIMATE RESULT OF SHIELDING MEN FROM THE EFFECTS OF FOLLY, IS TO FILL THE WORLD WITH FOOLS. HERBERT SPENCER}
{FORGIVENESS IS NOT A GIFT FOR THE OTHER PERSON. IT IS A PURELY SELFISH ACT THAT ALLOWS YOU TO PUT THE PAST BEHIND YOU. STEPHANIE MARSTON}
{THE LESSONS TAUGHT IN GREAT BOOKS ARE MISLEADING. THE COMMERCE IN LIFE IS RARELY SO SIMPLE AND NEVER SO JUST. ANITA BROOKNER}
{WHAT IS POPULARLY CALLED FAME IS NOTHING BUT AN EMPTY NAME AND A LEGACY FROM PAGANISM. DESIDERIUS ERASMUS}
{NO ILLUSION IS MORE CRUCIAL THAN THE ILLUSION THAT GREAT SUCCESS AND HUGE MONEY BUY YOU IMMUNITY FROM THE COMMON ILLS OF MANKIND, SUCH AS CARS THAT WON'T START. LARRY MCMURTRY}
{ERUDITION. DUST SHAKEN OUT OF A BOOK INTO AN EMPTY SKULL. AMBROSE BIERCE}
{TOMORROW IS AN OLD DECEIVER, AND HIS CHEAT NEVER GROWS STALE. SAMUEL JOHNSON}
{BLUES ARE THE SONGS OF DESPAIR, BUT GOSPEL SONGS ARE THE SONGS OF HOPE. MAHALIA JACKSON}
{CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE IS OCCASIONALLY VERY CONVINCING, AS WHEN YOU FIND A TROUT IN THE MILK, TO QUOTE THOREAU'S EXAMPLE. SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE}
{DESIRE INCREASES WHEN FULFILLMENT IS POSTPONED. PIERRE CORNEILLE}
{OF NECESSITY, WE MADE THE DISCOVERY THAT IT IS EASIER TO TURN POETS INTO BUSINESS JOURNALISTS THAN TO TURN BOOKKEEPERS INTO WRITERS. HENRY R. LUCE}
{WHEN A RADIO COMEDIAN'S PROGRAM IS FINALLY FINISHED IT SLINKS DOWN MEMORY LANE INTO THE LIMBO OF YESTERYEAR'S HAPPY HOURS. FRED ALLEN}
{THE MEDIA NETWORK HAS ITS IDOLS, BUT ITS PRINCIPAL IDOL IS ITS OWN STYLE WHICH GENERATES AN AURA OF WINNING AND LEAVES THE REST IN DARKNESS. JOHN BERGER}
{THE TRUE AIM OF MEDICINE IS NOT TO MAKE MEN VIRTUOUS. IT IS TO SAFEGUARD AND RESCUE THEM FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR VICES. H. L. MENCKEN}
{MY NOTES HAVE A CURIOUS TENDENCY, AS I REALIZE AT LAST, TO ANNIHILATE ALL THEY PURPORT TO RECORD. SAMUEL BECKETT}
{OH, GOD, MAKE SMALL ... THE OLD STAR EATEN BLANKET OF THE SKY, ... THAT I MAY FOLD IT ROUND ME AND IN COMFORT LIE. THOMAS ERNEST HULME}
{THE NATURE OF A SOCIETY IS LARGELY DETERMINED BY THE DIRECTION IN WHICH TALENT AND AMBITION FLOW ... BY THE TILT OF THE SOCIAL LANDSCAPE. ERIC HOFFER}
{LET US HAVE WINE AND WOMEN, MIRTH AND LAUGHTER, SERMONS AND SODA WATER THE DAY AFTER. GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON}
{THANKSGIVING COMES TO US OUT OF THE PREHISTORIC DIMNESS, UNIVERSAL TO ALL AGES AND ALL FAITHS. J. ROBERT MOSKIN}
{NO MORE TURKEY, BUT I'D LIKE SOME MORE OF THE BREAD IT ATE. HANK KETCHAM}
{THE RED BERRY IS JELLIED AND CUT IN QUIVERING SLICES, STEWED AND SERVED WITH WHOLE BERRIES, SQUEEZED AND POURED INTO GLASSES AS A COCKTAIL. HORACE SUTTON}
{SHOPPING'S ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE NOWADAYS. YOU CAN'T GET NEAR THE COUNTER, AND WHEN YOU DO, THEY HAVEN'T GOT IT AND YOU PAY TWICE AS MUCH FOR IT. ARTHUR WIMPERIS}
{PROPERLY SPEAKING, HISTORY IS NOTHING BUT THE CRIMES AND MISFORTUNES OF THE HUMAN RACE. PIERRE BAYLE}
{MY BUSINESS IS WORDS. WORDS ARE LIKE LABELS, OR COINS, OR BETTER, LIKE SWARMING BEES. ANNE SEXTON}
{EVEN THE ELEPHANT CARRIES BUT A SMALL TRUNK ON HIS JOURNEYS. THE PERFECTION OF TRAVELING IS TO TRAVEL WITHOUT BAGGAGE. HENRY DAVID THOREAU}
{PERFECTION OF MEANS AND CONFUSION OF GOALS SEEM, IN MY OPINION, TO CHARACTERIZE OUR AGE. ALBERT EINSTEIN}
{WE CAN LICK GRAVITY, BUT SOMETIMES THE PAPERWORK IS OVERWHELMING. WERNHER VON BRAUN}
{EVERY MAN WHO POSSIBLY CAN SHOULD FORCE HIMSELF TO A HOLIDAY OF A FULL MONTH IN A YEAR, WHETHER HE FEELS LIKE TAKING IT OR NOT. WILLIAM JAMES}
{THERE WERE SO MANY CANDIDATES ON THE PLATFORM THAT THERE WERE NOT ENOUGH PROMISES TO GO AROUND. RONALD REAGAN}
{SECRETS DIE WHEN KEPT OR REVEALED. THEY LIVE BY BEING FAINTLY AND UNCERTAINLY REPEATED. MASON COOLEY}
{IT IS A GREAT SHOCK AT THE AGE OF FIVE OR SIX TO FIND THAT IN A WORLD OF GARY COOPERS YOU ARE THE INDIAN. JAMES BALDWIN}
{LIKE THE ROMAN TOWN GRID, THE NEW YORK PLAN WAS LAID DOWN ON LARGELY EMPTY LAND, A CITY DESIGNED IN ADVANCE OF BEING INHABITED. RICHARD SENNETT}
{I CAN'T BEAR ART THAT YOU CAN WALK ROUND AND ADMIRE. A BOOK SHOULD BE EITHER A BANDIT OR A REBEL OR A MAN IN THE CROWD. D. H. LAWRENCE}
{IN THE UTTERMOST MEANING OF THE WORDS, THOUGHT IS DEVOUT, AND DEVOTION IS THOUGHT. DEEP CALLS UNTO DEEP. RALPH WALDO EMERSON}
{IT'S A WEAK NATION, LIKE A WEAK PERSON, THAT MUST BEHAVE WITH BLUSTER AND BOASTING AND RASHNESS AND OTHER SIGNS OF INSECURITY. JIMMY CARTER}
{OUR TECHNOLOGY FORCES US TO LIVE MYTHICALLY, BUT WE CONTINUE TO THINK FRAGMENTARILY, AND ON SINGLE, SEPARATE PLANES. MARSHALL MCLUHAN}
{APART FROM A GOOD MIND, THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT ASSETS FOR A UNITED NATIONS DIPLOMAT ARE A GOOD TAILOR AND A STRONG LIVER. RICHARD A. WOOLCOTT}
{A SPIRIT OF NATIONAL MASOCHISM PREVAILS, ENCOURAGED BY AN EFFETE CORPS OF IMPUDENT SNOBS WHO CHARACTERIZE THEMSELVES AS INTELLECTUALS. SPIRO T. AGNEW}
{UNPINNED EVEN BY RUDIMENTARY NOTIONS OF TIME AND SPACE, DREAMS FLOAT OR FLASH BY, LEAVING IN THEIR WAKE TRAILS OF UNEASE, HOPES, FEARS AND ANXIETIES. STEPHEN BROOK}
{HAPPINESS IS ALWAYS A BY PRODUCT. IT IS PROBABLY A MATTER OF TEMPERAMENT, AND FOR ANYTHING I KNOW IT MAY BE GLANDULAR. ROBERTSON DAVIES}
{MEN HAVE MADE OUT, THAT ONLY THEY CAN RUN THE WORLD. IT'S IN ABOUT AS BAD A STATE AS IT WELL CAN BE, BUT THEY ARE PROUD OF THEIR WORK. ANN ODDY}
{THE GRACEFUL FLOWERS OF INNOCENCE ARE MORE VALUABLE THAN THE LAUREL CROWN OF FAME. FRANZ GRILLPARZER}
{WHEN ONE IS HUNGRY, EVERYTHING IS AS SWEET AS HONEY, BUT WHEN ONE IS OVERFULL, EVEN HONEY IS NOT SWEET. CHINESE PROVERB}
{WINE MAKES A MAN BETTER PLEASED WITH HIMSELF. I DO NOT SAY THAT IT MAKES HIM MORE PLEASING TO OTHERS. SAMUEL JOHNSON}
{THIS TRUTH WITHIN THY MIND REHEARSE, ... THAT IN A BOUNDLESS UNIVERSE ... IS BOUNDLESS BETTER, BOUNDLESS WORSE. ALFRED TENNYSON}
{GLAMOUR IS WHAT MAKES A MAN ASK FOR YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER. BUT IT ALSO IS WHAT MAKES A WOMAN ASK FOR THE NAME OF YOUR DRESSMAKER. LILLY DACHE}
{WHY SOMETHING IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST SUCH AS TELEVISION NEWS CAN BE FOUGHT OVER, LIKE A CHAIN OF HAMBURGER STANDS, ELUDES ME. JIMMY BRESLIN}
{EACH HANDICAP IS LIKE A HURDLE IN A STEEPLECHASE, AND WHEN YOU RIDE UP TO IT, IF YOU THROW YOUR HEART OVER, THE HORSE WILL GO ALONG, TOO. LAWRENCE BIXBY}
{THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO CAN NEVER FORGIVE A BEGGAR FOR THEIR NOT HAVING GIVEN HIM ANYTHING. KARL KRAUS}
{VIOLENCE APPEARS WHERE POWER IS IN JEOPARDY, BUT LEFT TO ITS OWN COURSE IT ENDS IN POWER'S DISAPPEARANCE. HANNAH ARENDT}
{SHALL I TELL YOU WHO WILL COME ... TO BETHLEHEM ON CHRISTMAS MORN, ... WHO WILL KNEEL THEM GENTLY DOWN ... BEFORE THE LORD, NEW BORN? UNKNOWN}
{AND EVERY STONE SHALL CRY, ... IN PRAISES OF THE CHILD ... BY WHOSE DESCENT AMONG US ... THE WORLDS ARE RECONCILED. RICHARD WILBUR}
{WHEN A MAN COMES TO ME AND TRIES TO CONVINCE ME THAT HE IS NOT A THIEF, THEN I TAKE CARE OF MY COPPERS. ERNESTINE ROSE}
{IT'S RATHER GRISLY, ISN'T IT, HOW SOON A LIVING MAN BECOMES NOTHING MORE THAN A COLLECTION OF STOCKS AND BONDS AND DEBTS AND REAL ESTATE? JOHN DOS PASSOS}
{THE PENALTY OF SUCCESS IS TO BE BORED BY PEOPLE WHO USED TO SNUB YOU. NANCY, LADY ASTOR}
{IT IS INFINITELY BETTER TO TRANSPLANT A HEART THAN TO BURY IT TO BE DEVOURED BY WORMS. DR. CHRISTIAAN BARNARD}
{AS A CHILD IS INDULGED OR CHECKED IN ITS EARLY FOLLIES, A GROUND IS GENERALLY LAID FOR THE HAPPINESS OR MISERY OF THE FUTURE MAN. SAMUEL RICHARDSON}
{EVERY NEW YEAR IS THE DIRECT DESCENDANT, ISN'T IT, OF A LONG LINE OF PROVEN CRIMINALS? OGDEN NASH}
{THE ART OF MOTHERHOOD INVOLVES MUCH SILENT, UNOBTRUSIVE SELF DENIAL, AN HOURLY DEVOTION WHICH FINDS NO DETAIL TOO MINUTE. HONORE DE BALZAC}
{HE WHO OBSERVES ETIQUETTE BUT OBJECTS TO LYING IS LIKE SOMEONE WHO DRESSES FASHIONABLY BUT WEARS NO VEST. WALTER BENJAMIN}
{OLD MYTHS, OLD GODS, OLD HEROES HAVE NEVER DIED. THEY ARE ONLY SLEEPING AT THE BOTTOM OF OUR MIND, WAITING FOR OUR CALL. STANLEY KUNITZ}
{GREEN SNAKE, WHEN I HUNG YOU ROUND MY NECK ... AND STROKED YOUR COLD, PULSING THROAT DENISE LEVERTOV}
{AMBITION WAS MY IDOL, WHICH WAS BROKEN BEFORE THE SHRINES OF SORROW, AND OF PLEASURE. GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON}
{MANY PEOPLE MISTAKE OUR WORK FOR OUR VOCATION. OUR VOCATION IS THE LOVE OF JESUS. MOTHER TERESA}
{TODAY, THE DEGRADATION OF THE INNER LIFE IS SYMBOLIZED BY THE FACT THAT THE ONLY PLACE SACRED FROM INTERRUPTION IS THE PRIVATE TOILET. LEWIS MUMFORD}
{WHAT DO YOU GET ON MOTHER'S DAY IF YOU HAVE KIDS? YOU KNOW WHAT. A CARD WITH FLOWERS THAT ARE MADE OUT OF PINK TOILET PAPER (CONT.) MORE TOMORROW}
{... A LOT OF PINK TOILET PAPER. YOU GET BREAKFAST IN BED. THEN YOU GET UP AND FIX EVERYBODY ELSE THEIR BREAKFAST. (BIG FINISH FRIDAY) ONE MORE TIME}
{... AND THEN YOU GO TO THE BATHROOM AND YOU ARE OUT OF TOILET PAPER. LIZ SCOTT}
{THE TIME IS OUT OF JOINT. O CURSED SPITE THAT EVER I WAS BORN TO SET IT RIGHT! WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE}
{NEW YORK IS A GRANITE BEEHIVE, WHERE PEOPLE JOSTLE AND WHIR LIKE MOLECULES IN AN OVERHEATED JAR. NIGEL GOSLIN}
{WHEN THE FIRST BABY LAUGHED FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE LAUGH BROKE INTO A THOUSAND PIECES AND THEY ALL WENT SKIPPING ABOUT, AND THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF FAIRIES. J. M. BARRIE}
{MY ESOTERIC DOCTRINE, IS THAT IF YOU ENTERTAIN ANY DOUBT, IT IS SAFEST TO TAKE THE UNPOPULAR SIDE IN THE FIRST INSTANCE. WILLIAM LAMB MELBOURNE}
{A WAY OF LIFE THAT IS ODD OR EVEN ERRATIC BUT INTERFERES WITH NO RIGHTS OR INTERESTS OF OTHERS IS NOT TO BE CONDEMNED BECAUSE IT IS DIFFERENT. WARREN BURGER}
{WHEN I WAS SICK AND LAY A BED, ... I HAD TWO PILLOWS AT MY HEAD, ... AND ALL MY TOYS BESIDE ME LAY ... TO KEEP ME HAPPY ALL THE DAY. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON}
{MOST OF THE BRAIN CONSISTS OF 'WIRES' . A SINGLE UNIT MAY HAVE THOUSANDS OF CONNECTIONS WITH OTHER UNITS AND WITH ITSELF. JEREMY CAMPBELL}
{IF TIME WERE THE WICKED SHERIFF IN A HORSE OPERA, I'D PAY FOR RIDING LESSONS AND TAKE HIS GUN AWAY. W. H. AUDEN}
{WHEN I SEE A BIRD THAT WALKS LIKE A DUCK AND SWIMS LIKE A DUCK AND QUACKS LIKE A DUCK, I CALL THAT BIRD A DUCK. RICHARD JAMES CARDINAL CUSHING}
{IF YOU WOULD KEEP YOUR SOUL ... FROM SPOTTED SIGHT OR SOUND, ... LIVE LIKE THE VELVET MOLE; ... GO BURROW UNDERGROUND. ELINOR WYLIE}
{OUR BRIGHTEST BLAZES OF GLADNESS ARE COMMONLY KINDLED BY UNEXPECTED SPARKS. SAMUEL JOHNSON}
{WE WHO HAVE THE FINAL WORD CAN SPEAK SOFTLY OR ANGRILY. WE CAN SEEK TO CHALLENGE AND ANNOY, AS WE NEED NOT STAY DOCILE AND QUIET. WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS}
{ADOLESCENCE IS A BORDER BETWEEN CHILDHOOD AND ADULTHOOD. LIKE ALL BORDERS, IT'S TEEMING WITH ENERGY AND FRAUGHT WITH DANGER. MARY PIPHER}
{UNEXPLAINED, OBSCURE MATTERS ARE REGARDED AS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EXPLAINED, CLEAR ONES. FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE}
{WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT LACROSSE, YOU TALK ABOUT THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE SIX NATIONS. THE GAME IS INGRAINED INTO OUR CULTURE AND OUR SYSTEM AND OUR LIVES. OREN LYONS JR.}
{THE PLEASURE OF ELOQUENCE IS IN GREATEST PART OWING OFTEN TO THE STIMULUS OF THE OCCASION WHICH PRODUCES IT. RALPH WALDO EMERSON}
{WE MAY NOT IMAGINE HOW OUR LIVES COULD BE MORE FRUSTRATING AND COMPLEX, BUT CONGRESS CAN. CULLEN HIGHTOWER}
{HE WAS NOT MERELY A CHIP OF THE OLD BLOCK, BUT THE OLD BLOCK ITSELF. EDMUND BURKE}
{IF YOU FEAR MAKING ANYONE MAD, THEN YOU ULTIMATELY PROBE FOR THE LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT. JIMMY CARTER}
{ONE SHOULD NOT CONFUSE THE CRAVING FOR LIFE WITH ENDORSEMENT OF IT. ELIAS CANETTI}
{MERE PARSIMONY IS NOT ECONOMY .... EXPENSE, AND GREAT EXPENSE, MAY BE AN ESSENTIAL PART IN TRUE ECONOMY. EDMUND BURKE}
{WHEN EATING A BOWL OF PORRIDGE OR RICE, REMEMBER THAT IT IS NOT EASY TO COME BY. CHINESE PROVERB}
{I AM A CAMERA WITH ITS SHUTTER OPEN, QUITE PASSIVE, RECORDING, NOT THINKING. CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD}
{DISPLAY ADVERTISING AND THE MOVIES, THOUGH THEY MAY DULL THE WITS, CERTAINLY STIMULATE THE EYES. JOHN DOS PASSOS}
{ALL ARE INCLINED TO BELIEVE WHAT THEY COVET, FROM A LOTTERY TICKET UP TO A PASSPORT TO PARADISE. GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON}
{ICE DOESN'T FREEZE THREE FEET THICK OVER NIGHT. CHINESE PROVERB}
{FACTORY WINDOWS ARE ALWAYS BROKEN ... SOMEBODY'S ALWAYS THROWING BRICKS, ... SOMEBODY'S ALWAYS HEAVING CINDERS, ... PLAYING UGLY YAHOO TRICKS. VACHEL LINDSAY}
{WE NEED MORE OF THE OFFICE DESK AND LESS OF THE SHOW WINDOW IN POLITICS. LET MEN IN OFFICE SUBSTITUTE THE MIDNIGHT OIL FOR THE LIMELIGHT. CALVIN COOLIDGE}
{THE IMPULSE TO PERFECTION CANNOT EXIST WHERE THE DEFINITION OF PERFECTION IS THE ARBITRARY DECISION OF AUTHORITY. RAYMOND CHANDLER}
{MY FAMILY DUMPLINGS ARE SLEEK AND SEDUCTIVE, YET STOUT AND MASCULINE. THEY TASTE OF MEAT, YET OF FLOUR. THEY ARE WET, YET THEY ARE DRY. ROBERT TRISTRAM COFFIN}
{RADICAL HISTORIANS NOW THE TELL THE STORY OF THANKSGIVING FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE TURKEY. MASON COOLEY}
{POLITICS IS A SCIENCE. YOU CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT YOU ARE RIGHT AND THAT OTHERS ARE WRONG. JEAN PAUL SARTRE}
{THE GREATEST LOVE IS A MOTHER'S. THEN COMES A DOG'S, THEN COMES A SWEETHEART'S. POLISH PROVERB}
{IT IS WONDERFUL WHEN A CALCULATION IS MADE, HOW LITTLE THE MIND IS ACTUALLY EMPLOYED IN THE DISCHARGE OF ANY PROFESSION. SAMUEL JOHNSON}
{IN LIFE'S LEDGER THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FROZEN ASSETS. HENRY MILLER}
{THROUGH SPACE THE UNIVERSE ENCOMPASSES AND SWALLOWS ME UP LIKE AN ATOM. THROUGH THOUGHT I COMPREHEND THE WORLD. BLAISE PASCAL}
{I TOOK A GOOD DEAL O' PAINS WITH HIS EDDICATION, SIR. LET HIM RUN IN THE STREETS WHEN HE WAS WERY YOUNG, AND SHIFT FOR HIS SELF. CHARLES DICKENS}
{IF YOU REJECT THE FOOD, IGNORE THE CUSTOMS, FEAR THE RELIGION AND AVOID THE PEOPLE, YOU MIGHT BETTER STAY HOME. JAMES A. MICHENER}
{WHEN YOU SEE A RATTLESNAKE POISED TO STRIKE, YOU DO NOT WAIT UNTIL HE HAS STRUCK TO CRUSH HIM. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT}
{YOU ALWAYS READ ABOUT IT ... THE PLUMBER WITH TWELVE CHILDREN ... WHO WINS THE IRISH SWEEPSTAKES ... FROM TOILETS TO RICHES ... THAT STORY. ANNE SEXTON}
{WRITING OR PRINTING IS LIKE SHOOTING WITH A RIFLE. YOU MAY HIT YOUR READER'S MIND, OR MISS IT. OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR.}
{IT IS NOT HE WHO GAINS THE EXACT POINT IN DISPUTE WHO SCORES MOST IN CONTROVERSY ... BUT HE WHO HAS SHOWN THE BETTER TEMPER. SAMUEL BUTLER}
{THAT IS THE THANKLESS POSITION OF THE FATHER IN THE FAMILY ... THE PROVIDER FOR ALL, AND THE ENEMY OF ALL. J. AUGUST STRINDBERG}
{FEMININITY APPEARS TO BE ONE OF THOSE PIVOTAL QUALITIES THAT IS SO IMPORTANT NO ONE CAN DEFINE IT. CAROLINE BIRD}
{WHEN YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM, YOU OUGHT TO THANK GOD AND GO ON TO THE NEXT ONE. DEAN RUSK}
{A SKEPTIC AS TO ALL IDEAS, INCLUDING ESPECIALLY MY OWN, I HAVE NEVER SUFFERED A PANG WHEN THE IDEAS OF SOME OTHER IMBECILE PREVAILED. H. L. MENCKEN}
{THE SYNDROME KNOWN AS LIFE IS TOO DIFFUSE TO ADMIT OF PALLIATION. FOR EVERY SYMPTOM THAT IS EASED, ANOTHER IS MADE WORSE. SAMUEL BECKETT}
{HE WAS NOT MERELY A CHIP OF THE OLD BLOCK, BUT THE OLD BLOCK ITSELF. EDMUND BURKE}
{IF YOU FEAR MAKING ANYONE MAD, THEN YOU ULTIMATELY PROBE FOR THE LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT. JIMMY CARTER}
{THERE IS ONLY ONE CURE FOR GRAY HAIR. IT WAS INVENTED BY A FRENCHMAN. IT IS CALLED THE GUILLOTINE. P. G. WODEHOUSE}
{I THINK PEOPLE REALLY MARRY FAR TOO MUCH. IT IS SUCH A LOTTERY AFTER ALL, AND FOR A POOR WOMAN A VERY DOUBTFUL HAPPINESS. VICTORIA}
{YOUNG MEN ARE FITTER TO INVENT, THAN TO JUDGE. FITTER FOR EXECUTION THAN FOR COUNSEL. AND FITTER FOR NEW PROJECTS THAN FOR SETTLED BUSINESS. FRANCIS BACON}
{ONCE I OPENED BOOKS SLOWLY, STATELY, PLUMP IMAGINARY ORCHESTRAS GOING OFF IN MY HEAD LIKE OVERTURES ... HUMMING THE TITLE PAGE, WHISTLING THE COPYRIGHT. STANLEY ELKIN}
{DEAD FLIES MAKE THE PERFUMER'S OINTMENT GIVE OFF A FOUL ODOR. SO A LITTLE FOLLY OUTWEIGHS WISDOM AND HONOR. ECCLESIASTES}
{ONLY THE MOB AND THE ELITE CAN BE ATTRACTED BY THE MOMENTUM OF TOTALITARIANISM ITSELF. THE MASSES HAVE TO BE WON BY PROPAGANDA. HANNAH ARENDT}
{YOUNG PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE SO SMART. ALAS THE DOCTRINES THEY SPOUT WITH SUCH FERVOR TURN OUT TO BE MOSTLY PARROTED FROM THEIR ELDERS. JOHN DOS PASSOS}
{I SEE MYSTERIES AND COMPLICATIONS WHEREVER I LOOK, AND I HAVE NEVER MET A STEADILY LOGICAL PERSON. MARTHA GELLHORN}
{A SOUND MIND IN A SOUND BODY, IS A SHORT, BUT FULL DESCRIPTION OF A HAPPY STATE IN THIS WORLD. JOHN LOCKE}
{HENCE THE SPIRITUAL WEARINESS OF THE CONSCIENTIOUS MOTHER. YOU'RE ALWAYS FINDING OUT JUST ONE MORE VITAL TIDBIT. SONIA TAITZ}
{PEOPLE WANT ECONOMY AND THEY WILL PAY ANY PRICE TO GET IT. LEE IACOCCA}
{PRAYER IS THE FAIR AND RADIANT DAUGHTER OF ALL THE HUMAN VIRTUES, THE ARCH CONNECTING HEAVEN AND EARTH, THE SWEET COMPANION THAT IS ALIKE THE LION AND THE DOVE. HONORE DE BALZAC}
{MISLIKE ME NOT FOR MY COMPLEXION, THE SHADOW'D LIVERY OF THE BURNISH'D SUN. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE}
{I WONDER IF WE ARE ALL WRONG ABOUT EACH OTHER, IF WE ARE JUST COMPOSING UNWRITTEN NOVELS ABOUT THE PEOPLE WE MEET? REBECCA WEST}
{CONDUCTORS MUST GIVE UNMISTAKABLE AND SUGGESTIVE SIGNALS TO THE ORCHESTRA ... NOT CHOREOGRAPHY TO THE AUDIENCE. GEORGE SZELL}
{SCHOLARS DISCUSS BOOKS, JUST AS BUTCHERS TALK OF PIGS. CHINESE PROVERB}
{THE WISEST DEFINITION OF POETRY THE POET WILL INSTANTLY PROVE FALSE BY SETTING ASIDE ITS REQUISITIONS. HENRY DAVID THOREAU}
{IT IS THE NATURE OF A MAN AS HE GROWS OLDER, A SMALL BRIDGE IN TIME, TO PROTEST AGAINST CHANGE, PARTICULARLY CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. JOHN STEINBECK}
{LITERARY CONFESSORS ARE CONTEMPTIBLE, LIKE BEGGARS WHO EXHIBIT THEIR SORES FOR MONEY, BUT NOT SO CONTEMPTIBLE AS THE PUBLIC THAT BUYS THEIR BOOKS. W. H. AUDEN}
{SAYING THE WASHINGTON POST IS JUST A NEWSPAPER IS LIKE SAYING RASPUTIN WAS JUST A COUNTRY PRIEST. PATRICK BUCHANAN}
{AN ATTITUDE OF PHILOSOPHIC DOUBT, OF SUSPENDED JUDGMENT, IS REPUGNANT TO THE NATURAL MAN. BELIEF IS AN INDEPENDENT JOY TO HIM. WILLIAM MINTO}
{PEOPLE SELDOM SEE THE HALTING AND PAINFUL STEPS BY WHICH THE MOST INSIGNIFICANT SUCCESS IS ACHIEVED. ANNE SULLIVAN}
{THE MERELY POLITICAL ASPECT OF THE LAND IS NEVER VERY CHEERING. MEN ARE DEGRADED WHEN CONSIDERED AS THE MEMBERS OF A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION. HENRY DAVID THOREAU}
{MUSIC, IN PERFORMANCE, IS A TYPE OF SCULPTURE. THE AIR IN THE PERFORMANCE IS SCULPTED INTO SOMETHING. FRANK ZAPPA}
{LOVE SET YOU GOING LIKE A FAT GOLD WATCH .. THE MIDWIFE SLAPPED YOUR FOOTSOLES, AND YOUR BALD CRY .. TOOK ITS PLACE AMONG THE ELEMENTS. SYLVIA PLATH}
{SHY AND UNREADY MEN ARE GREAT BETRAYERS OF SECRETS. FOR THERE ARE FEW WANTS MORE URGENT FOR THE MOMENT THAN THE WANT OF SOMETHING TO SAY. SIR HENRY TAYLOR}
{IDEOLOGY, POLITICS AND JOURNALISM, WHICH LUXURIATE IN FAILURE, ARE IMPOTENT IN THE FACE OF HOPE AND JOY. P. J. O'ROURKE}
{THE POSSIBILITY OF REMEDYING IMPRUDENT ACTIONS IS COMMONLY AN INDUCEMENT TO COMMIT THEM. PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE}
{THE PRIMARY FUNCTION OF A THEATER IS NOT TO PLEASE ITSELF, OR EVEN TO PLEASE ITS AUDIENCE. IT IS TO SERVE TALENT. ROBERT BRUSTEIN}
{THE WORLD IS GOING MAD AT AN ACCELERATING RATE AND TELEVISION IS THE TYPHOID MARY OF THIS MADNESS. EDWARD ROBB ELLIS}
{THE CLOG OF ALL PLEASURE, THE LUGGAGE OF LIFE, ... IS THE BEST CAN BE SAID FOR A VERY GOOD WIFE. JOHN WILMOT}
{I DID NOT JUST FALL IN LOVE. I MADE A PARACHUTE JUMP. ZORA NEALE HURSTON}
{BELIEVING THAT A GIRL WILL WAIT IS JUST LIKE JUMPING WITH A PARACHUTE PACKED BY SOMEONE ELSE. NIKOLAI CHEPIK}
{NEW YORK IS THE MEETING PLACE OF THE PEOPLES, THE ONLY CITY WHERE YOU CAN HARDLY FIND A TYPICAL AMERICAN. DJUNA BARNES}
{IT GROSSED SOMETHING LIKE TWELVE MILLION DOLLARS AND STARTED A CYCLE OF SO CALLED BOY MEETS GHOUL HORROR FILMS. BORIS KARLOFF}
{ROMANCE SHOULD NEVER BEGIN WITH SENTIMENT. IT SHOULD BEGIN WITH SCIENCE AND END WITH A SETTLEMENT. OSCAR WILDE}
{IF THE ALMIGHTY HAD INTENDED FOR YOU TO BE RICH, HE'D HAVE TAKEN CARE OF THAT A LONG TIME AGO. THE IDEA OF YOU BEING RICH, THAT'S PLAIN BLASPHEMY. ROBERT ROSSEN}
{SOME OF THE GREATEST AND MOST LASTING EFFECTS OF GENUINE ORATORY HAVE GONE FORTH FROM SECLUDED LECTURE DESKS INTO THE HEARTS OF QUIET GROUPS OF STUDENTS. WOODROW WILSON}
{THE OBSCURE ONLY EXISTS THAT IT MAY CEASE TO EXIST. IN IT LIES THE OPPORTUNITY OF ALL VICTORY AND ALL PROGRESS. HENRI FREDERIC AMIEL}
{A WORD THAT PROBABLY DOESN'T MEAN AS MUCH AS A GOOD BELCH. JUST A NOISE WITHOUT EVEN THE EXCUSE OF GAS ON THE STOMACH. ALDOUS HUXLEY}
{PEOPLE WILL NO MORE ADVANCE THEIR CIVILITY TO A BEAR, THAN THEIR MONEY TO A BANKRUPT. PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE}
{A GREAT NOVEL IS CONCERNED PRIMARILY WITH THE INTERIOR LIVES OF ITS CHARACTERS AS THEY RESPOND TO THE INCONVENIENT NARRATIVES THAT FATE IMPOSES ON THEM. RICHARD SCHICKEL}
{THE CHOIRS LEFT THE MAIN TUNE AND SOARED TWO OCTAVES PAST HEAVEN IN A DESCANT TO RATTLE THE BONES AND SURGE THE HEART. HENRY MITCHELL}
{BE NOT ANXIOUS TO AVOID POVERTY. IN THIS WAY THE WEALTH OF THE UNIVERSE MAY BE SECURELY INVESTED. HENRY DAVID THOREAU}
{THE ANGELS WERE ALL SINGING OUT OF TUNE, AND HOARSE WITH HAVING LITTLE ELSE TO DO, EXCEPTING TO WIND UP THE SUN AND MOON OR CURB A RUNAWAY YOUNG STAR OR TWO. GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON}
{AGE. THAT PERIOD OF LIFE IN WHICH WE COMPOUND FOR THE VICES THAT REMAIN BY REVILING THOSE WE HAVE NO LONGER THE VIGOR TO COMMIT. AMBROSE BIERCE}
{THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT, YOU KNOW ... IT'S THE BIGGEST ROOM IN THE HOUSE. LOUISE HEATH LEBER}
{EVERY OTHER PERSON IS A BUNDLE OF LONGING FOR THE SIMPLICITIES OF GOOD TASTE ONCE ENJOYED ON THE FARM OR IN THE HOMETOWN HE OR SHE LEFT BEHIND. CLEMENTINE PADDLEFORD}
{WEATHER IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS GOOD SOIL, AND GOOD SOIL IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS HUMAN HARMONY. CHINESE PROVERB}
{PEOPLE, WHEN THEY FIRST COME TO AMERICA, WHETHER AS TRAVELERS OR SETTLERS, BECOME AWARE OF A NEW AND AGREEABLE FEELING: THAT THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS THEIR OYSTER. ALISTAIR COOKE}
{IF MEN DO NOT KEEP ON SPEAKING TERMS WITH CHILDREN, THEY CEASE TO BE MEN, AND BECOME MERELY MACHINES FOR EATING AND FOR EARNING MONEY. JOHN UPDIKE}
{FOR THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN INFLUX OF THE DIVINE MIND INTO OUR MIND. IT IS AN EBB OF THE INDIVIDUAL RIVULET BEFORE THE FLOWING SURGES OF THE SEA OF LIFE. RALPH WALDO EMERSON}
{IT WAS IN MAKING EDUCATION NOT ONLY COMMON TO ALL, BUT IN SOME SENSE COMPULSORY ON ALL, THAT THE DESTINY OF THE FREE REPUBLICS OF AMERICA WAS PRACTICALLY SETTLED. JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL}
{OUR KNOWLEDGE IS A TORCH OF SMOKY PINE ... THAT LIGHTS THE PATHWAY BUT ONE STEP AHEAD ... ACROSS A VOID OF MYSTERY AND DREAD. GEORGE SANTAYANA}
{EVERY CREATURE IS BETTER ALIVE THAN DEAD, MEN AND MOOSE AND PINE TREES, AND HE WHO UNDERSTANDS IT ARIGHT WILL RATHER PRESERVE ITS LIFE THAN DESTROY IT. HENRY DAVID THOREAU}
{SILENCE IS THE GENERAL CONSECRATION OF THE UNIVERSE. SILENCE IS THE INVISIBLE LAYING ON OF THE DIVINE PONTIFF'S HANDS UPON THE WORLD. HERMAN MELVILLE}
{NUTMEG, CIVET, AND SEA PARSLEY SERVE THE PLAGUED GROOM AND BRIDE ... WHO HAVE BROUGHT FORTH THE URCHIN GRIEF. DYLAN THOMAS}
{FROM HENCE, LET FIERCE CONTENDING NATIONS KNOW ... WHAT DIRE EFFECTS FROM CIVIL DISCORD FLOW. JOSEPH ADDISON}
{PURE SPIRIT, ONE HUNDRED DEGREES PROOF ... THAT'S A DRINK THAT ONLY THE MOST HARDENED CONTEMPLATION GUZZLERS INDULGE IN. ALDOUS HUXLEY}
{LEGISLATORS REPRESENT PEOPLE, NOT TREES OR ACRES. LEGISLATORS ARE ELECTED BY VOTERS, NOT FARMS OR CITIES OR ECONOMIC INTERESTS. EARL WARREN}
{THERE IS A DELICATE BALANCE OF PUTTING YOURSELF LAST AND NOT BEING A DOORMAT AND THINKING OF YOURSELF FIRST AND NOT COMING OFF AS SELFISH, ARROGANT, OR BOSSY. CINDY L. TEACHEY}
{BUT A CAMEL'S ALL LUMPY ... AND BUMPY AND HUMPY ... ANY SHAPE DOES FOR ME. CHARLES EDWARD CARRYL}
{I HAVE TRIED BEING SURREAL, BUT MY FROGS HOP RIGHT BACK INTO THEIR REALISTIC PONDS. MASON COOLEY}
{GIVE UP THE BELIEF THAT MIND IS, EVEN TEMPORARILY, COMPRESSED WITHIN THE SKULL, AND YOU WILL QUICKLY BECOME MORE MANLY OR WOMANLY. MARY BAKER EDDY}
{MY ATTITUDE TOWARD PUNCTUATION IS THAT IT OUGHT TO BE AS CONVENTIONAL AS POSSIBLE. ERNEST HEMMINGWAY}
{MAN STAGGERS THROUGH LIFE YAPPED AT BY HIS REASON, PULLED AND SHOVED BY HIS APPETITES, WHISPERED TO BY FEARS, BECKONED BY HOPES. ERIC HOFFER}
{IN A VERY UGLY AND SENSIBLE AGE, THE ARTS BORROW, NOT FROM LIFE, BUT FROM EACH OTHER. OSCAR WILDE}
{IF A WALKER IS INDEED AN INDIVIDUALIST THERE IS NOWHERE HE CAN'T GO AT DAWN AND NOT MANY PLACES HE CAN'T GO AT NOON. EDWARD HOAGLAND}
{MODERNITY IS THE TRANSIENT, THE FLEETING, THE CONTINGENT. IT IS ONE HALF OF ART, THE OTHER BEING THE ETERNAL AND THE IMMOVABLE. CHARLES BAUDELAIRE}
{TO ASSOCIATE WITH OTHER LIKE MINDED PEOPLE IN SMALL, PURPOSEFUL GROUPS IS FOR THE GREAT MAJORITY OF MEN AND WOMEN A SOURCE OF PROFOUND PSYCHOLOGICAL SATISFACTION. ALDOUS HUXLEY}
{PROTEST, EVASION, MERRY DISTRUST, AND A DELIGHT IN MOCKERY ARE SYMPTOMS OF HEALTH: EVERYTHING UNCONDITIONAL BELONGS IN PATHOLOGY. FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE}
{A BRAND NEW PAIR OF TOE SHOES PRESENTS ITSELF TO US AS AN ENEMY WITH A WILL OF ITS OWN THAT MUST BE TAMED. TONI BENTLEY}
{COMMERCIAL JAZZ, SOAP OPERA, PULP FICTION, COMIC STRIPS, THE MOVIES SET THE IMAGES, MANNERISMS, STANDARDS, AND AIMS OF THE URBAN MASSES. C. WRIGHT MILLS}
{OUT OF OUR BELIEFS ARE BORN DEEDS; OUT OF OUR DEEDS WE FORM HABITS; OUT OF OUR HABITS GROWS OUR CHARACTER; AND ON OUR CHARACTER WE BUILD OUR DESTINY. HENRY HANCOCK}
{WHEN THE FIRST RATE AUTHOR WANTS AN EXQUISITE HEROINE OR A LOVELY MORNING, HE FINDS THAT ALL THE SUPERLATIVES HAVE BEEN WORN SHODDY BY HIS INFERIORS. F. SCOTT FITZGERALD}
{THIS IS THE MOMENT WHEN WE GET THE MOST CASUALTIES. THE ADRENALINE RUNS QUICK WHEN THE QUEEN ENTERS. FRED WITCH}
{MAN IS THE YOKEL PAR EXCELLENCE, THE BOOBY UNMATCHABLE, THE KING DUPE OF THE COSMOS. H. L. MENCKEN}
{WE DO NOT HAGGLE WITH THOSE WHO LENT US MONEY. WE SHOULD NOT WITH THOSE WHO GAVE HEALTH AND BLOOD AND LIFE. RUTHERFORD B. HAYES}
{NO OTHER ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENT CAN MATCH THE PIANO'S EXPRESSIVE RANGE, AND NO ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT CAN MATCH ITS MYSTERY. KENNETH MILLER}
{THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A LIFE OF PASSION ANY MORE THAN A CONTINUOUS EARTHQUAKE, OR AN ETERNAL FEVER. GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON}
{THE BOLDEST STROKE AND BEST ACT OF FRIENDSHIP IS NOT TO DISCLOSE OUR OWN FAILINGS TO A FRIEND, BUT TO SHOW HIM HIS OWN. FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD}
{SELFISHNESS MUST ALWAYS BE FORGIVEN YOU KNOW, BECAUSE THERE IS NO HOPE OF A CURE. JANE AUSTEN}
{YOU MUST WORK AND DO GOOD, NOT BE LAZY AND GAMBLE, IF YOU WISH TO EARN HAPPINESS. ANNE FRANK}
{IF YOU ARE A DOG AND YOUR OWNER SUGGESTS THAT YOU WEAR A SWEATER ... SUGGEST THAT HE WEAR A TAIL. FRAN LEBOWITZ}
{BALD AS THE BARE MOUNTAIN TOPS ARE BALD, WITH A BALDNESS FULL OF GRANDEUR. MATTHEW ARNOLD}
{THE ONLY BOOKS THAT INFLUENCE US ARE THOSE FOR WHICH WE ARE READY AND WHICH HAVE GONE A LITTLE FARTHER DOWN OUR PARTICULAR PATH THAN WE HAVE YET GONE OURSELVES. E. M. FORSTER}
{THE NEW SUPPLANTS THE OLD. YET MEN'S MINDS ARE STUFFED WITH OUTWORN BUNK. MARY BARNETT GILSON}
{APPARENTLY, A DEMOCRACY IS A PLACE WHERE NUMEROUS ELECTIONS ARE HELD AT GREAT COST WITHOUT ISSUES AND WITH INTERCHANGEABLE CANDIDATES. GORE VIDAL}
{TO LOOK AT THE CROSS SECTION OF ANY PLAN OF A BIG CITY IS TO LOOK AT SOMETHING LIKE THE SECTION OF A FIBROUS TUMOR. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT}
{WHEN IN CHARGE, PONDER. WHEN IN TROUBLE, DELEGATE. WHEN IN DOUBT, MUMBLE. GOOD LIFE ALMANAC}
{I CANNOT CALL TO MIND A SINGLE INSTANCE WHERE I HAVE EVER BEEN IRREVERENT, EXCEPT TOWARD THE THINGS WHICH WERE SACRED TO OTHER PEOPLE. MARK TWAIN}
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# CheatSheet -- Some hints I've collected over time
#
proc CheatSheet {} {
set data {LETTER FREQUENCY
ETAOIN SHRDL CUMWF GYPBV KJXQZ

COMMON UNIQUE LETTER COMBINATIONS
AB/AC       : it/is  be/by
AB/BC       : no/of
AB/BA       : no/on
AB/CB       : to do   to go  in an
AB/CA       : o[fnr]/[dgnst]o my/am me/am no/anan
no/in so/[aiu]s to/at to/it

ABC/AB      : not/no  and/an  its/it  one/no
ABC/AC      : two/to  its/is  own/on
ABC/BA      : not/on  for/of  one/no
ABC/BC      : the/he  has/as  his/is  man/an
ABC/CA      : out/to
ABC/CB      : got/to  not/to
ABC/BCA     : who/how
ABC/ABCD'EC : the/they're
AB/ACD'B    : it/isn't
ABCDC/ABC   : there/the
ABCD/CDB    : know/own
ABCD/ABC    : the[nmy]/the your/you

ABCA        : that  died  else high
ABAC        : ever  even  away
ABCDC       : there
ABth        : with

TWO LETTER WORDS        CONTRACTIONS
am     be          I'd       I've
an     he          I'm       o'er
as     me          he'd      he'll
at     we          he's      we'll
be     if          it's      we're
by     of          we'd      we've
do     am          can't     she'll
go     an          don't     you'll
he     in          isn't     you're
if     on          one's     you've
in     do          she'd     they're
is     go          you'd     could've
it     no          won't     might've
me     so          aren't    would've
my     to          didn't
no     up          hasn't
of     or          wasn't
on     as          doesn't
or     is          haven't
so     us          couldn't
to     at          wouldn't
up     it
us     by
we     my

MOST COMMON THREE LETTER WORDS
the and for not you but his say
her she one all out who get man
}

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toplevel .cheat
wm title .cheat "\$::C(title) Cheat Sheet"
wm transient .cheat .
wm withdraw .cheat
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focus .ctrl.key1
}

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# Help -- a simple help screen
#
proc Help {} {
catch {destroy .help}
toplevel .help
wm title .help "\$::C(title) Help"
wm transient .help .
wm withdraw .help

set t .help.t
text \$t -relief raised -wrap word -width 70 -height 33 \
::ttk::scrollbar .help.sb -orient vertical -command [list \$t yview]
::ttk::button .help.dismiss -text Dismiss -command {destroy .help}
pack .help.dismiss -side bottom -pady 10
pack .help.sb -side right -fill y
pack \$t -side top -expand 1 -fill both

set bold "[font actual [\$t cget -font]] -weight bold"
set italic "[font actual [\$t cget -font]] -slant italic"
\$t tag config title -justify center -foregr red -font "Times 20 bold"
\$t tag configure title2 -justify center -font "Times 12 bold"
\$t tag configure header -font \$bold -spacing3 5
\$t tag configure bold -font \$bold
\$t tag configure italic -font \$italic
\$t tag configure n -lmargin1 10 -lmargin2 10
\$t tag configure bullet -lmargin1 20 -lmargin2 35 -tabs 35

\$t delete 1.0 end
\$t insert end "\$::C(title)\n" title "by Keith Vetter, Oct. 2009\n\n" title2

set txt "\$::C(title) is a tool to aid in solving cryptograms. "
append txt "It does not solve the cipher, but "
append txt "instead it has the computer do all the dirty work thus "
append txt "allowing you to concentrate on solving the puzzle. "
append txt "It is based "
append txt "on a similarly named program by Mike Kaplan and "
append txt "Dick Rufer (see www.rrufer.com).\n\n"
\$t insert end "Introduction\n" header \$txt

set txt "The first step in using \$::C(title) is to get a "
append txt "cryptogram to solve. You can either type in one "
append txt "your own, use one of the 300 plus built it puzzles, "
append txt "or extract today's puzzle from the web site "
append txt "Cryptogram Corner "
append txt "(http://www.geocities.com/cryptogramcorner/)\n\n"
\$t insert end "Getting Started\n" header \$txt

set txt "After selecting the puzzle, \$::C(title) displays the cryptogram "
append txt "in four rows with a blank line above each row for the solution. "
append txt "Also displayed is a histogram of letter usage. "
append txt "As you solve the puzzle, the letters you've already solved are "
append txt "marked.\n\n"
\$t insert end \$txt

set txt "Using \$::C(title)\n"
set txt "Enter ciphered letter in top 'Type-In Field'\n"
\$t insert end \u25cf\t\$txt bullet
set txt "Enter deciphered letter in bottom 'Type-In Field'\n"
\$t insert end \u25cf\t\$txt bullet
set txt "Press Ctrl-Z for undo\n\n"
\$t insert end \u25cf\t\$txt bullet

set txt "How to Cheat\n"
set txt "Press Ctrl-H for hint (if known)\n"
\$t insert end \u25cf\t\$txt bullet
set txt "Press Ctrl-S for solution (if known)\n"
\$t insert end \u25cf\t\$txt bullet
set txt "Press Ctrl-C for a helpful cheat sheet\n"
\$t insert end \u25cf\t\$txt bullet

\$t config -state disabled
RightWindow .help .
wm deiconify .help

focus .ctrl.key1
}

################################################################

DoDisplay
GetRandom
return```

AK - 2009-10-14 17:37:21

Regarding the Cryptogram Corner I note that this site is hosted on geocities. Which AFAIK is in the final phase getting shut down for real.

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