Sunday, December 31, 2017

As Party Time Approaches

To honor the fast approaching party called New Year’s Eve, here are a few pungent quotations from Kevin Williamson, at National Review.

First, from Williamson himself:

I have reached the stage in life when I will walk a mile out of my way to avoid the company of people who use “party” as a verb.

Second, Williamson adds a line, in Latin, from David Foster Wallace. I have uncovered the translation and happily share it with you:

Te Occidere Possunt Sed Te Edere Non Possunt Nefas Est ("They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are quite a bit dicier").”

Finally, Williamson quotes a line by friend. It may or may not be apt for your upcoming celebration, but still….

A lawyer friend of mine used to raise his glass and say: “Maybe we’ll get what we want. Maybe we won’t. Just as long as we don’t get what we deserve!” 

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