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





There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.


Jean Baudrillard (French postmodern philosopher, writer)


Washington's birthday is as close to a secular Christmas as any Christian country dare come this side of blasphemy.


Alistair Cooke (1908-2004, British broadcaster, journalist)


The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.


Charles Lamb (1775-1834, British essayist, critic)


It is at a fair that man can be drunk forever on liquor, love, or fights; at a fair that your front pocket can be picked by a trotting horse looking for sugar, and your hind pocket by a thief looking for his fortune.


Elwyn Brooks White (1899-1985, American author, editor)


Seasons pursuing each other the indescribable crowd is gathered, it is the fourth of Seventh-month, (what salutes of cannon and small arms!).


Walt Whitman (1819-1892, American poet)


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