QUESTIONABLE QUOTES AND QUARRELSOME COMMENTARY

Man will become better when you show him what he is like..” –Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright/short-story writer

Really? If you believe that, I have a magic mirror I want to sell you.

In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap.” –Napoleon Bonaparte

For the Trump faithful, an absurdity is blind belief in a nutshell.

There’s only a step from the sublime to the ridiculous, but there’s no road leading back from the ridiculous to the sublime.” –Lion Feuchtwanger, Bavarian Jewish novelist who escaped from an internment camp at Les Milles, France, during WW II

Pardon my French, but they say you can go back if you….

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.” –Stephen Leacock, Canadian political scientist, writer and humorist

Not unlike politics, which may be described as the art of arresting human intelligence long enough to get elected (and often re-elected and re-elected and re-elected) from it.

Consult: to seek another’s advice on a course already decided upon.” –Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

Of course, de devil is in de fails.

I don’t know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn’t.” –Jules Renard, French author

If God exists, I suspect He’s above all that.

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.” –Jane Austen

Just in case?

I do not waste my time in answering abuse; I thrive under it like a field that benefits from manure.” –Henry Labouchere, British politician, writer and theatre owner

I squish a squash, hear a raspberry, and think I smell a rad(ish). From my stool, I sit and assume I’m making the best of it.

An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it.” –Paul Valéry, French poet, essayist and philosopher
Well, you can’t win them all.