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Wit & Wisdom


“To live is so startling it leaves little time for any

thing else.”

Emily Dickinson, quoted in the

San Francisco Examiner

“Our moods do not believe in each other.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoted

in The New York Times

“At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.” George Orwell, quoted in the Frederick County, Md.,


“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” Maya Angelou, quoted in

“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” Carl Jung, quoted in ArtsJourna­

“Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it.” Joan Didion, quoted in


“We must believe in free will. We have no choice.” Isaac Bashevis Singer, quoted


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