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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".


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Quote Left A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man, who has no gills. Quote Right
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Quote Left Quotation, n The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. 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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Quote Left Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own. 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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