Monday, July 19, 2004

"...Theodore von Grift, the former phenomenon, is an average man weighing one hundred and forty pounds and composed of enough water to fill a ten-gallon barrel, enough fat for seven cakes of soap, enough carbon for nine thousand lead pencils, enough phosphorus to make twenty-two hundred match heads, sufficient magnesium for one dose of salts, enough iron to make one medium-sized nail, sufficient lime to whitewash a chicken coop, and enough sulfur to rid one dog of fleas."  --Joanna Scott, Various Antidotes (1994)

"We have become a people of esoteric leisure."  --W Hampton Sides, Stomping Grounds (1992) [A whole book relevant to my concept of blixen.] 

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