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There comes a point, in literary objectivity, when the author's self- effacement is hard to distinguish from moral cowardice.
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Government should be weak, amateurish and ridiculous. At present, it fulfills only a third of the role.
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I've wrecked and ravaged half my life in the pursuit of women, and I suffer the pangs of about seventeen regrets--the seventeen who got away.
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The death penalty would be even more effective, as a deterrent, if we executed a few innocent people more often.
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I hate intellectual discussion. When I hear the words "phenomenology" or "structuralism", I reach for my buck knife.
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