dennis scharnberg

what a pity

Benton was on again about the “asymptotic approach to nothingness.”

Giles Coxe-Coburn, Tooth and Claw.

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by the by

What the Leftist hates is the soul.  He takes aim at the soul.  That is the enemy.

Alice Trinculo, Speaking to Sparrows.

systems have needs

Q:  However do we find out what “literature” is?

A:  We ask someone who knows.

Quincy R. Booth, Questions and Answers.

by no means

“But the diagram doesn’t reveal,” said Devon.  “It deceives.”

Benedict Elder, A Cosmopolitan Paradise.

hard black box

The secular West is already polygamous.  We just don’t make the “relationships” official.

Francine Arthur, A Critique of Sincerity.

smiling out loud

What purpose is served when the liar takes an oath?

Winston Joyce, Rational Agent Theory.

just vibrating air

“If only I could know a slightly different form of unhappiness,” whispered Edna.  “Then things would be better—I’m sure of it.”

Burdyce Goode, Wonderful With Dogs.

here goes nothing

…and Tiberius, clubbed on the head with a footstool, fell dead.

Roone Giddings, Dirty Old Coins.

making eye contact

“Yes, Reggie, but you know as well as I do that biology does not apply to human beings.”

Benedict Elder, A Cosmopolitan Paradise.

venture to say

The universe contains not a single intellectual abstraction.  Not a single concept.  Only humans carry those.

Daniel Mapes, Greater Patterns in Bach.