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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"Nay, sir, do not complain."

"It is advantageous to an author that his book should be attacked as well as praised. Fame is a shuttlecock. If it be struck only at one end of the room, it will soon fall to the ground. To keep it up, it must be struck at both ends."

-- Dr. Johnson, in James Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson