High blood pressure, cheeriness at breakfast, a mellowing political philosophy, and an inability to drink more than half a bottle of proof spirits at cocktail time without falling over the fire irons all suggest dark wings hovering overhead and the impending midnight croak of the raven.

— Lucius Beebe

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I admire most of all The Renaissance Man, and if it can be said without pretentiousness, I like to think of myself as one, at least in some small measure. Not a Michelangelo, mark you, but perhaps a poor man's Cellini or a road company Cosimo de' Medici ... the Renaissance Man did a number of things, many of them well, a few beautifully. He was no damned specialist.

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What is subversive today, will almost certainly be patriotic tomorrow.

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A gourmet can tell from the flavor whether a woodcock's leg is the one on which the bird is accustomed to roost.

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George Jessel’s newest pick-me-up which is receiving attention from the town’s paragraphers is called a Bloody Mary: half tomato juice, half vodka.

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New York... Babylon-on-the-Hudson, sinful, extravagant, full of the nervous hilarity of the doomed.

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