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If I was to tell you, then you wouldn’t have anything to think about – “All the King’s Men” – Robert Penn Warren 

June 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Politics, Quotes

About twelve years later, at a time when the problem of Willie’s personality more imperiously occupied my rare hours of speculation, I asked him, “Boss, do you remember the time we first got acquainted in the back room of Slade’s joint?”

He said he did, which wasn’t remarkable, for he was like the circus elephant, he never forgot anything, the fellow who gave him the peanut or the fellow who put snuff in his trunk.

“Boss, did you wink at me that time back at Slade’s?”

“Boy,” he said, “if I was to tell you, then you wouldn’t have anything to think about.”

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