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Comprehensive information about Ambrose Bierce including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (born June 24, 1842; assumed to have died sometime after December 26, 1913 ) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story " An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge " and compiled a satirical lexicon The Devil's Dictionary. His vehemence as a critic, his motto "Nothing matters", and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work, all earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce". This educational Ambrose Bierce resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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Quote Left Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul. Quote Right
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Quote Left Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery. Quote Right
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Quote Left Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. Time Quote Right
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Quote Left Destiny. A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure. Quote Right
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Quote Left Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two. Marriage Quote Right
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