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





A society which allows an abominable event to burgeon from its dung heap and grow on its surface is like a man who lets a fly crawl unheeded across his face or saliva dribble from his mouth -- either epileptic or dead.


Jean Baudrillard (French postmodern philosopher, writer)


In the world we live in everything militates in favor of things that have not yet happened, of things that will never happen again.


Andre Breton (1989-1966, French surrealist)


The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.


John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-, American economist)


Like a kick in the butt, the force of events wakes slumberous talents.


Edward Hoagland (1932-, American novelist, essayist)


The great events of life often leave one unmoved; they pass out of consciousness, and, when one thinks of them, become unreal. Even the scarlet flowers of passion seem to grow in the same meadow as the poppies of oblivion.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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