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  • Crackerwax shared from Hitch 22: A Memoir by Christopher Hitchens
    nothing reminds one of impending extinction more than the growth of one’s children,
    Note: Mr Hitchens speaks the truth.
  • Crackerwax shared from David Mitchell: Back Story by David Mitchell
    I have often suffered from the fact that warnings are calibrated for the reckless. Very sensibly, parents, teachers and people at TV filming locations who provide you with blank-firing guns for action sequences (to pick three random types of authority figure) design their remarks to prevent the fearless from accidentally killing themselves.
    Note: Never thought of it this way. Lowest common denominator I guess.
  • Crackerwax shared from The Truth About Uri Geller by James Randi
    I call upon the conjurors of the world to take a stand on this matter. I call upon the magical organizations that place so much value upon the preservation of their trade secrets to put as much value into their concern for the public they entertain, and to insist upon certain standards of truth from their members. I urge that we devote our efforts to the entertainment of our audiences by means of subterfuge, but never the bilking or the condoning of bilking of any person or group by means of our skills. I insist that magicians of standing take action on behalf of the uninitiated to protect them...
    Note: James Randi's plea to magicians of the world. Psychic Sally would do well to listen.
  • Crackerwax shared from The Audacity of Hype: Bewilderment, sleaze and other tales of the 21st century by Armando Iannucci
    there comes a point in life when you have to accept you’re no longer the person you like to think you are. Where the thing you might have liked about yourself no longer holds, and you have to admit it openly or live the rest of your life hunkered down in a lie.
    Note: Never a truer word spoken...
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