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Wit & Wisdom

From David Lodge, Edward R. Murrow, Aldous Huxley, Susan Sontag, C.S. Lewis, George Carlin

“Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way around.”Novelist David Lodge, quoted in the London Guardian

“The obscure takes time to see, but the obvious takes longer.”Edward R. Murrow, quoted in the Birmingham, Ala., Weekly

“The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.”Aldous Huxley, quoted in the Associated Press

“I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.”Susan Sontag, quoted in the Ottawa Citizen

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point.”C.S. Lewis, quoted in Christianity Today

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”George Carlin, quoted in the Louisville Courier-Journal

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