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quote 2019-10-31 20:51
Trump is not the first president to obsess over his opponents and to rant about the seeming injustice of the world. He's just the first to make the rest of us listen in as he does it.

With that in mind, the closest parallel to President Trump's tweets should give him no comfort, for the precedent is not FDR's millions of cubic fee of records or Lincoln's reams of manuscripts or Jefferson's thousands of letters. It is the covert White House recordings of Richard M. Nixon, who destroyed his own presidency by allowing his darkest machinations to be captured on audiotape.
The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library - The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Jon Meacham, Forward 

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quote 2014-02-24 22:49
"You know, it was a revelation to me to learn that I don't have to be comfortable. Nowhere is it written that I must be comfortable. I always thought if I felt nervous or anxious or unhappy I had to do something about it. But I learned that's not true. Bad feelings won't kill me. Alcohol will kill me, but my feelings won't."
Eight Million Ways to Die - Lawrence Block

Eight Million Ways to Die, from Mary's qualifying at AA.

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quote 2013-10-11 18:07
"'O great and might Master Li, pray impart to me the Secret of Wisdom!' he bawled... To my great credit I never batted an eyelash. 'Take a large bowl,' I said. 'Fill it with equal measure of fact, fantasy, history, mythology, science, superstition, logic, and lunacy. Darken the mixture with bitter tears, brighten it with howls of laughter, toss in three thousand years of civilization, bellow kan pei--which means 'dry cup'--and drink to the dregs.' Procopius stared at me. 'And I will be wise,' he asked. 'Better,' I said. 'You will be Chinese.'"

Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart

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