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#5066Americans' greatest fear is that America will turn out to have been a
phenomenon, not a civilization.
-- Shirley Hazzard, "Transit of Venus"
#5067An American is a man with two arms and four wheels.
-- A Chinese child
#5068An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.
-- A.P. Herbert
#5069Anything anybody can say about America is true.
-- Emmett Grogan
#5070Armenians and Azerbaijanis in Stepanakert, capital of the Nagorno-Karabakh
autonomous region, rioted over much needed spelling reform in the Soviet Union.
-- P.J. O'Rourke
#5071Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game - it, and high taxes.
-- The Best of Will Rogers
#5072Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them
seemed to come from Texas.
-- Ian Fleming, "Casino Royale"
#5073Boston State House is the hub of the Solar System. You couldn't pry that out
of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
#5074 Carol's head ached as she trailed behind the unsmiling Calibrees
along the block of booths. She chirruped at Kennicott, "Let's be wild!
Let's ride on the merry-go-round and grab a gold ring!"
Kennicott considered it, and mumbled to Calibree, "Think you folks
would like to stop and try a ride on the merry-go-round?"
Calibree considered it, and mumbled to his wife, "Think you'd like
to stop and try a ride on the merry-go-round?"
Mrs. Calibree smiled in a washed-out manner, and sighed, "Oh no,
I don't believe I care to much, but you folks go ahead and try it."
Calibree stated to Kennicott, "No, I don't believe we care to a
whole lot, but you folks go ahead and try it."
Kennicott summarized the whole case against wildness: "Let's try
it some other time, Carrie."
She gave it up.
-- Sinclair Lewis, "Main Street"
#5075Climate and Surgery
R C Gilchrist, who was shot by J Sharp twelve days ago, and who
received a derringer ball in the right breast, and who it was supposed at
the time could not live many hours, was on the street yesterday and the
day before -- walking several blocks at a time. To those who design to be
riddled with bullets or cut to pieces with Bowie-knives, we cordially
recommend our Sacramento climate and Sacramento surgery.
-- Sacramento Daily Union, September 11, 1861
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