Thought Food: Carol Matthau

Posted Feb 25 2011 in

“There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you.” Carol Matthau was the real-life model for Holly Golightly, the main character in Truman Capote’s novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, later made into a movie with Audrey Hepburn.

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Friday Culture Day – Voltaire

Posted Mar 13 2009 in

God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination. As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities. Faith consists in believing when it is beyond […]

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Wednesday Culture Day

Posted Mar 4 2009 in

I’m tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn’t work. Of course it doesn’t work. We are supposed to work it. Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing. All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal […]

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Thursday Culture Day

Posted Feb 26 2009 in

Today, a sampling from Ambrose Bierce, author of The Devil’s Dictionary. Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others. Enough, adj: Too much. Famous, adj: Conspicuously miserable. Lawsuit: A machine you go into as a pig and come out of as […]

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Thursday Culture Day

Posted Feb 19 2009 in

Dorothy Parker is one of my favorite literary figures. Everyone’s heard her famous aphorism, “Men seldom make passes/At girls who wear glasses.” Here are some less-known quotations. Her performance ran the gamut of emotions from A to B (of Katherine Hepburn) If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, […]

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