Friday, June 03, 2005

Memorable Passages

By The war's end I had learned a great deal, not only how babies are born but also how Jews die. -- Umberto Eco

He's a lying, self-serving, fat-assed. chain-smoking, drunken opportunistic, cynical contrarian. -- A British journalist describing Christopher Hitchens

It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen. -- Orwell

That last citation is one of the more haunting opening lines in recent memory.


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