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Famous quotes containing the words items, rant and/or publishers:

    A favorite of outdoor alcoholics, connoisseurs and Fundamentalists, these pills turn water into wine. In 10 minutes the most fetid swamp scum in the forest can become modest red, elusive and light on first taste, yet playful—one might say a trifle impudent—on the afterbite. Saves pack space by eliminating need for bulky corkscrew, decanter and bottles. Store pills on their sides in a cool dark place.
    Alfred Gingold, U.S. humorist. Items From Our Catalogue, “Wine Pills,” Avon Books (1982)

    All neighbourly content and easy talk are gone,
    But there’s no good complaining, for money’s rant is on,
    He that’s mounting up must on his neighbour mount
    And we and all the Muses are things of no account.
    They have schooling of their own but I pass their schooling by,
    What can they know that we know that know the time to die?
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Do they [the publishers of Murphy] not understand that if the book is slightly obscure it is because it is a compression and that to compress it further can only make it more obscure?
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)