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Wit & Wisdom

From Arthur Schopenhauer, Robin Williams, Edgar Allan Poe, Margaret Atwood, G.K. Chesterton, Franklin Pierce, Bertolt Brecht

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.”Arthur Schopenhauer, quoted in the Associated Press

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” Robin Williams, quoted in the London Telegraph

“The pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating, and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.”Edgar Allan Poe, quoted in Forbes.com

“Wanting to meet an author because you like his books is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pâté.” Margaret Atwood, quoted in NYTimes.com

“Thanks are the highest form of thought.”G.K. Chesterton, quoted in The New American

“Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.”Franklin Pierce, quoted in the Memphis Commercial Appeal

“He who laughs has not yet heard the terrible news.”Bertolt Brecht, quoted in The Boston Globe

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