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Mascot sword and pistolAnother of Balladeer’s Blog’s Top Twenty Lists for 2020.

“Whoever is not a misanthrope at forty can never have loved mankind.” – Nicolas Chamfort 

“There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.” – Albert Camus

“Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.” – Norman Douglas

“To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.” – George Santayana

“Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.” – Honore de Balzac Continue reading


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Paul Krugman picWith that whole Paul Krugman/ child pornography story it’s been a weird week, so how about another listicle to start the weekend? Balladeer’s Blog will be posting plenty of Top 20 lists in 2020. Here are 20 Quotes from playwright, gold-miner, gambler and businessman Wilson Mizner.

Wilson Mizner“If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research.”

“Life’s a tough proposition and the 1st hundred years are the hardest.”

“I’ve had several years in Hollywood and I still think the movie heroes are in the audience.”

“A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.”

“Hollywood is a trip through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat.”

“Many a live wire would be a dead one except for his connections.” Continue reading


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