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The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

JAMES BRANCH CABELL, The Silver Stallion

Every notion that any man, dead, living, or unborn, might form as to the universe will necessarily prove wrong.

JAMES BRANCH CABELL, The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions

The touch of time does more than the club of Hercules.

JAMES BRANCH CABELL, The Way of Ecben

You touch on a disheartening truth. People never want to be told anything they do not believe already.

JAMES BRANCH CABELL, The Cream of the Jest

A man possesses nothing certainly save a brief loan of his own body: and yet the body of a man is capable of much curious pleasure.

JAMES BRANCH CABELL, Jurgen


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