Vices & Moderation

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William Faulkner

“…no man can cause more grief than the one clinging blindly to the vices of his ancestors.”
― William FaulknerIntruder in the Dust

C.S. Lewis

“I sometimes think that shame, mere awkward, senseless shame, does as much towards preventing good acts and straightforward happiness as any of our vices can do.”

― C.S. LewisA Grief Observed

Thornton Wilder

“If a man has no vices, he’s in great danger of making vices out of his virtues, and there’s a spectacle. We’ve all seen them: men who were monsters of philanthropy and women who were dragons of purity. … No, no – nurse one vice in your bosom. Give it the attention it deserves and let your virtues spring up modestly around it.”

― Thornton WilderThe Matchmaker

William S. Burroughs

“Is Control controlled by its need to control? Answer: yes.”
― William S. BurroughsAh Pook is Here! and Other Texts
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Moderation in all things, especially moderation.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mark Twain

“If you must be indiscrete, be discrete in your indiscretion.”
― Mark Twain

Vices & Moderation

Eyewitnesses and Voyeurs

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William S. Burroughs

“There are no innocent bystanders … what are they doing there in the first place?”

― William S. BurroughsExterminator!

Landing like the Blue Ridge Angel at Midway Airport (CONSTANCE CARAWAY ~FOREVER MASTADON~)— Gwenny

Eyewitness to Crashes