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Great Quote – Harry Potter

Yes, I said Harry Potter (vol. 5):

“I didn’t know what I was doing half the time, I didn’t plan any of it, I just did whatever I could think of, and I nearly always had help”

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Great Quote – Don DeLillo

“War is the form nostalgia takes when men are hard-pressed to say something good about their country.”

From White Noise

The full quote, if you’re interested:

“Nostalgia is a product of dissatisfaction and rage. It’s a settling of grievances between the present and past. The more powerful the nostalgia, the closer you come to violence. War is the form nostalgia takes when men are hard-pressed to say something good about their country.”

Great Quote – Sam Walker

From Sam Walker’s Fantasyland:

Rotisserie baseball may be the most ridiculous duplication of effort in the history of human affairs, but that’s hardly a concern. For the next four days our universe begins with Paul Abbott and ends with Alec Zumwalt.

Great Quote – Paul Theroux

By Paul Theroux, in a New Yorker article about the (completely insane) former dictator of Turkmenistan:

Turkmenbashi’s acolytes had recently pronounced him the “national prophet,” a harmless enough conceit if you’re a civilian, but a pathological, if not fatal, one in a despot. Turkmenbashi had written a sort of national Bible, called “Ruhnama” (“Book of the Soul”), and he regarded himself as an accomplished writer—a clear sign of madness in anyone.