By 1948, the Italians had begun to pull themselves together, demonstrating once more their astonishing ability to cope with disaster which is so perfectly balanced by their absolute inability to deal with success
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I'm all for bringing back the birch, but only between consenting adults
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is...
He's a full-fledged housewife from Kansas with all the prejudices
All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself.
It is the spirit of the age to believe that any fact, no matter how...
By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he's been bought ten times...
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the...
There's a lot to be said for being nouveau riche, and the Reagans mean to...
Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little.
Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's...
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not...
I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.
It's not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to...
There is something about a bureaucrat that does not like a poem.
Some writers take to drink, others take to audiences.
We're not a democracy.
In writing and politicking, it's best not to think about it, just do it.
What other culture could have produced someone like Hemmingway and not seen the joke?
The behaviour of President Bush on 11 September certainly gives rise to not unnatural suspicions.