Friday roundup

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Duly quoted

  • “I found out that all serious literary fiction MUST be written in the continuous historic present. Throughout the whole story, nothing must happen – in fact there must be no story at all – and the whole thing must be written in a tone of unremitting gloom. My book isn’t like that. It’s got a beginning, a middle and an end and everything.” — Andrew Nicoll
  • “She didn’t finish her term as mayor, stepping down to run for Lt. Governor. She didn’t finish her term on the petroleum board ethics panel, she resigned in protest and then ran for Governor. She doesn’t want the office, she just likes running for office.” — Alaska Girl
  • “The world is literally her oyster.” — Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton


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  1. vanderleun

    Let’s review: Gov. Janet Napolitano resigns for Obama cabinet. Super! Gov. Kathleen Sebelis resigns for Obama Cabinet. Excellent! Gov. Sarah Palin resigns. Quitter!

  2. Kate Clifford

    Nice quotes, i think you should make “friday roundup” bi-weekly if at all possible 😀