About Harrison

Writer and software developer. Ph.D.c comparative literature, Stanford University.

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  • Harrison shared from COLLECTED POEMS OF W.B. YEATS by William Butler Yeats
    Once, when midnight smote the air, Eunuchs ran through Hell and met On every crowded street to stare Upon great Juan riding by: Even like these to rail and sweat Staring upon his sinewy thigh.
    Note: The ride of the eunuchs
  • Harrison shared from The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens (Vintage) by Wallace Stevens
    When General Jackson Posed for his statue He knew how one feels. Shall a man go barefoot Blinking and blank?
  • Harrison shared from Truman by David McCullough
    have a habit of becoming curiously deaf to the voice of the people. They have a hard time hearing what the ordinary people of the country are saying. But they have no trouble at all hearing what Wall Street is saying. They are able to catch the slightest whisper from big business and the special interests.
    Note: give em hell Harry
  • Harrison shared from Truman by David McCullough
    Cabinet secretaries as well: a Secretary of Inflation to convince everyone that however high or low prices went, it didn’t matter; a Secretary of Reaction, to abolish airplanes and restore ox carts and sailing ships; a Secretary of Columnists, to read all the columns and report to the President on how the country should be run; and a Secretary of Semantics, to supply big words as well as to tell him when to keep quiet.
    Note: Truman's wacky cabinet
  • Harrison shared from Truman by David McCullough
    Senators, according to the conventional wisdom, didn’t make strong presidents. Harding had been the only other President drawn from the Senate thus far in the century and the feeling was he had been taken from the bottom of the barrel. Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, even Coolidge had all been governors. And governors, from experience, knew something about running things.
    Note: Senators can make good presidents
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