All the seven deadly sins are peccadilloes but without three of them, Pride, Lust, and Sloth, poetry might never have been born.
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Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity.
Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution.
Why do those people guess so much and shave so little, and are so disdainful of hearing aids?
Against whom was it turned Against whom did he conspire Tum-tee-tum. And once more - TUM ... I have not gone mad. I am merely producing gleeful little sounds. The kind of glee one experiences upon making an April Fool of someone. And a damned good fool I have made of someone. Who is he Gentle reader, look at yourself in the mirror.
Between the age limits of nine and fourteen there occur maidens who, to certain bewitched travelers, twice or many times older than they, reveal their true nature which is not human, but nymphic (that is, demoniac) and these chosen creatures I propose to designate as ''nymphets.''
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Because homecoming came first, and there was the homecoming court. The five guys on homecoming court were disqualified from being in the prom court. So being prom king was being sixth most popular.
I actually got really petrified by the thought of people seeing me.