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I Need Things I Can Refute! – “Burr” – Gore Vidal

September 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on I Need Things I Can Refute! – “Burr” – Gore Vidal · Quotes

IT TOOK THE COLONEL and me several days to learn how to work together. He is not used to dictation; he also refuses to rely on memory. “After all, I am a lawyer. Therefore I need evidence—books, letters, newspapers: things I can refute!”

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On Autobiography – “Notes on Dali” from “Fifty Orwell Essays” – George Orwell

November 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on On Autobiography – “Notes on Dali” from “Fifty Orwell Essays” – George Orwell · Art, Autobiography, Culture, Quotes

Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.

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