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Delores breezed along the surface of her life like a flat stone forever
skipping along smooth water, rippling reality sporadically but oblivious
to it consistently, until she finally lost momentum, sank, and due to an
overdose of flouride as a child which caused her to suffer from chronic
apathy, doomed herself to lie forever on the floor of her life as useless
as an appendix and as lonely as a five-hundred pound barbell in a
steroid-free fitness center.
-- Winning sentence, 1990 Bulwer-Lytton bad fiction contest.
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Delusions are often functional. A mother's opinions about
her children's beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad
nauseam, keep her from drowning them at birth.
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Democracy becomes a government of bullies, tempered by editors.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Democracy can only be measured on the existence of an opposition.
-- Poul Henningsen [1894-1967]
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Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder
aloud what the country could do under first-class management.
-- Senator Soaper
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Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who
will get the blame.
-- Laurence J. Peter
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Democracy is also a form of worship.
It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.
-- H.L. Mencken
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Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them.
-- Arman de Caillavet, 1913
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Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half
of the people are right more than half of the time.
-- E.B. White
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Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and
deserve to get it good and hard.
-- H.L. Mencken, "Little Book in C major", 1916