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The opening words of every great sea story ever told in a waterfront bar: "There we were..."
Long time friends, a psychiatrist and a proctologist finally decided to open a practice together but they were having trouble deciding whether “Odds and Ends”, “Nuts and Butts”, “Queers and Rears”, or “Heads and Tails” would be the best name for their new business.
I thought that the wires strung between all those big, tall poles running alongside the roads here in Maine were to keep the trees away from all the traffic.
In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. - Harry Limes
The Third Man Graham Greene, author, screenwriter (1904 -1991)
Nick shaved with his great-grandfather's old straight razor, secure in the knowledge that he could, at any time, slit his own throat, but didn't.
Call me Ishmael. Some years ago--never mind how long precisely--having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship. There is nothing surprising in this.
ven…eight…nine…ten...eleven… Oh how I hate this endless bean counting....twelve…thirteen…I hate it!…fifteen…No! Wait!.. thirteen… fourteen…I don’t know if I can do this any more. God, just let me get through this day...fourteen, no… fifteen…sixteen…damn... I really hate this…sixteen…No no! This is a mess. I’ll have to start over. Stupid beans. One…two…three…four…five…six...se
Oh no. Not another one! I can’t take it!
I can’t believe I took out a student loan for this sort of abuse.
It’s just an elective! It’s supposed to be an easy A!
Maybe I should have read the assigned text, or at least rented the movie.
Yes, it’s getting hotter. I’m sure of it. You’re sweating too. You can’t deny the heat now. Look over the side. That red hot glow below us is getting bigger. I think it’s getting closer because we’re falling towards it. How did we end up in this hand basket anyway?