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William Butler Yeats, Elizabeth Bowen, Eudora Welty

“Sex and death are the only things that can interest a serious mind.”
William Butler Yeats, quoted in TheDailyBeast.com

“Imagination is but another name for super intelligence.”
Edgar Rice Burroughs, quoted in the Las Vegas Review-Journal

“People hear what they see.”
Doris Day, quoted in the Albuquerque Journal

“Chicken is boring. Chefs see it as a menu item for people who don’t know what they want to eat.”
Anthony Bourdain, quoted in the Little Rock, Ark., Times

“The things of the night cannot be explained in the day.”
Ernest Hemingway, quoted in the Chicago Tribune

“The charm, one might say the genius, of memory is that it is choosy, chancy, and temperamental: It rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust.”
Author Elizabeth Bowen, quoted in the Associated Press

“Never think you’ve seen the last of anything.”
Eudora Welty, quoted in The Boston Globe

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