An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





We "need" cancer because, by the very fact of its insurability, it makes all other diseases, however virulent, not cancer.


Gilbert Adair (1944-, Writer, film critic and journalist)


Nobody knows what the cause is, though some pretend they do; it like some hidden assassin waiting to strike at you. Childless women get it, and men when they retire; it as if there had to be some outlet for their foiled creative fire.


W. H. Auden (1907-1973, Anglo-American poet)


My veins are filled, once a week with a Neapolitan carpet cleaner distilled from the Adriatic and I am as bald as an egg. However I still get around and am mean to cats.


John Cheever (1912-1982, American author)


I don't think makeup is rocket science or a cure for cancer.


Cindy Crawford (1966-, American model, actress)


I wish I had the voice of Homer to sing of rectal carcinoma.


John B. S. Haldane (1892-1964, British scientist, author)


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