It began as the GODFATHER OF MATH, evolved into the GOODFATHER OF MATH. Now this. Go figure...


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The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = G. CARLIN...Stain glass, engraved glass, frosted glass
–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS... Nothing is more fluid than language = R. L. SWIHART
I cannot live without the oxygen of laughter = DAWN POWELL + + + But please be sure to season that with the hydrogen of gravitas = PAUL OLIVERIO
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

An Ego Built For Two

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Gloria’s independence, 
like all sincere and profound qualities,
had begun unconsciously, but,
once brought to her attention by
Anthony’s fascinated discovery of it,
it assumed more nearly
the proportions of a formal code.

From her conversation it might be assumed
that all her energy and vitality went into
a violent affirmation of the negative principle
“Never give a damn.”

“Not for anything or anybody,” she said,
 “except myself and, by implication, for Anthony.
That’s the rule of all life and if it weren’t
I’d be that way anyhow.
Nobody’d do anything for me
if it didn’t gratify them to,
and I’d do as little for them.”

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F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1922)

The next Fitzgerald page is  here.
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