Tuesday, November 28, 2017
A not terribly famous quote
"There is no one we hate more than those who tell us the truth we don't want to know."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Um, excuse me."
"That quote is not by Ralph Waldo Emerson."
"Henry David Thoreau?"
"Er, no, sorry."
"Dickens, Shakespeare, Austen, Bronte?"
"Zig Ziglar? Myley Cyrus? Bjork? Abraham Lincoln? J. K. Rowling? Madeline Albright? W. H. Auden?"
"No. No, no, no, no, no."
"No. It's, er, not by anyone."
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