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Wish I'd said that - August 24, 2019

“You’ve been spending too much time with him lately.”

Comment by one colleague about another in March 2002 that prompted this addition to my "That doesn't narrow the field much" file of insults (the title inspired by one of the greatest putdowns in movie history, from Clint Eastwood's character in The Eiger Sanction)

Wish I'd said that - August 19, 2019

“I remember when Jack Smith, putting together a story on me, read me a quote from Jack London: ‘I would rather be a meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.’ ‘What does that mean to you?’ Jack Smith asked. I thought for a long moment, and then I said, ‘Throw deep.’”

Kenny Stabler Snake

Wish I'd said that - August 18, 2019

In the winter forest “There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness – a laughter that was as mirthless as the smile of the Sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility. It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life.”

Jack London White Fang