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Quote Left For half a century, photography has been the art form of the untalented. Obviously some pictures are more satisfactory than others, but where is credit due? To the designer of the camera? To the finger on the button? To the law of averages? Quote Right
Quote Left I can understand companionship. I can understand bought sex in the afternoon. I cannot understand the love affair. Quote Right
Quote Left The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes. Quote Right
Quote Left The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return. Quote Right
Quote Left In her last days, she resembled a spoiled pear. Quote Right
Quote Left For certain people after 50, litigation takes the place of sex. Quote Right
Quote Left Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die. Quote Right
Quote Left Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. Quote Right
Quote Left Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates. Quote Right
Quote Left It makes no difference whom you vote for -- the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no such thing as a homosexual or a heterosexual person. There are only homo -- or heterosexual acts. Most people are a mixture of impulses if not practices. Quote Right
Quote Left Of ex-President Eisenhower at the Republican convention of 1964 Reading a speech with his usual sense of discovery. Quote Right
Quote Left The problem with most Americans is that they don't like any question that takes more than ten seconds to answer. Quote Right
Quote Left I'm a born-again atheist. Quote Right
Quote Left Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. Quote Right
Quote Left The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western World. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity -- much less dissent. Quote Right
Quote Left Of course, it is possible for any citizen with time to spare, and a canny eye, to work out what is actually going on, but for the many there is not time, and the network news is the only news even though it may not be news at all but only a series of flashing fictions... Quote Right
Quote Left It is difficult to find a reputable American historian who will acknowledge the crude fact that a Franklin Roosevelt, say, wanted to be Presid... Quote Right
Quote Left Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. Quote Right
Quote Left The theater needs continual reminders that there is nothing more debasing than the work of those who do well what is not worth doing at all. Quote Right
Quote Left It is difficult to find a reputable American historian who will acknowledge the crude fact that a Franklin Roosevelt, say, wanted to be President merely to wield power, to be famed and to be feared. To learn this simple fact one must wade through a sea of Quote Right
Quote Left There is something about a bureaucrat that does not like a poem. Quote Right
Quote Left As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests Quote Right
Quote Left Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little. Quote Right
Quote Left It's not enough to succeed. Others must fail. Quote Right
Quote Left A good deed never goes unpunished. Quote Right
Quote Left For certain people after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex. Quote Right
Quote Left Whenever a friend succeeds a little something in me dies. Quote Right
Quote Left If most men and women were forced to rely upon physical charm to attract lovers, their sexual lives would be not only meager but in a youth-worshiping country like America painfully brief. Quote Right
Quote Left Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. Quote Right
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