Ernest Hemingway, Cormac McCarthy, Margaret Laurence
Leonard Cohen, Fleet Foxes, Hiss Golden Messenger
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in.
Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.
A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.
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"Starting at the top of the page, here's what I see:
I've helped pass and signed 38 Legislative Bills, mostly with no Democratic support, and gotten rid of massive amounts of regulations. Nice!
Will be on @foxandfriends. Enjoy!
"Gentlemen, read a little U.S. History.
You want "violent rhetoric," let's see, Patrick Henry plainly inferred, ON THE RECORD, the head of state be assassinated, "Ceasar had his Brutus, Charles the First,…"
"At present, I don't know. It seems, though that the site has definitely evolved from the early days. Back then, AoM purely wasn't hipster. A lot of the site felt like it was inspired by a column in The National Review.…"
"The OP sounds more like an attempt to elicit serious debate on the obvious. If one finds the consumption of dead matter too offensive for their sensibilities, one is reminded that all life above the single cell level, depends upon consumption…"
"How about reading through his tweets, or are you someone who thinks like he does and can't see that his language is harmful and undiplomatic? He acts like the school tough guy, I like you I hate him stuff.
Perhaps you see it as normal behaviour."