- Many a person has been saved from summer alcoholism, not to mention hypertoxicity, by Dostoyevsky.
- A good heavy book holds you down. It’s an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic.
- A dog will make eye contact. A cat will, too, but a cat’s eyes don’t even look entirely warm-blooded to me, whereas a dog’s eyes look human except less guarded. A dog will look at you as if to say, “What do you want me to do for you? I’ll do anything for you.” Whether a dog can in fact, do anything for you if you don’t have sheep (I never have) is another matter. The dog is willing.
- In the beginning, Atlanta was without form, and void; and it still is.
- I do hope you realize that every time you use disinterested to mean uninterested, an angel dies.
- Any given generation gives the next generation advice that the given generation should have been given by the previous generation but now it's too late.
- Usage ain't always a matter of ought.
- That's American English for you: more roots than a mangrove swamp.
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Roy Alton Blount, Jr. (born October 4, 1941) is an American writer. Best known as a humorist, Blount is also a reporter, actor, and musician with the Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock band composed entirely of writers.