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Old 07-11-2016, 02:10 PM
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"Be of love a little more careful than of anything."
— E. E. Cummings

It's message is clear and simple, but I had such a hard time with this on.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:27 PM
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It had only one fault. It was kind of lousy."
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Old 12-01-2016, 12:48 PM
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"Patience when teased often transforms into rage."
-Proverb


Of COURSE it's a proverb! Grrrrrrrrrr......
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:41 AM
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"Our democratic capitalist society has converted Eros into an employee of Mammon."

Octavio Paz

MAMMON?!?!
EROS?!?

talk about red-herrings, sheesh!

(and employee didn't help, but it will next time I see it)
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:52 PM
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"Not to know me argues yourselves unknown." - John Milton

YOW. I don't even understand what it means!
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:56 AM
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"Not to know me argues yourselves unknown." - John Milton

YOW. I don't even understand what it means!
Perhaps he meant, "If you don't know me (famous, important me), then you cannot be important enough to be known to me".
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Old 07-01-2017, 06:52 AM
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That's not what John Milton meant, at least not in reference to himself. This quote is excerpted from Paradise Lost, and the speaker is Satan. Click below for context.

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I recently solved it myself. Nasty. I hope not to solve any more quotations from John Milton, 17th century English mystic, but then there's Shakespeare.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:31 PM
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I get this puzzle almost every month, and don't have a clue:

YES KMBZYUR JXUBIS FZIC YES MBQSXQDI - H.L. Mencken

I don't see it on this forum, so I'm guessing you great solvers will think I need to go back to school (and you're probably right!).
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:45 PM
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YES KMBZYUR JXUBIS FZIC YES MBQSXQDI - H.L. Mencken
The lunatic fringe wags the underdog.
(That having been said, I cannot shed light on the meaning.)
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:54 AM
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Thanks so much, Skeeter. I don't think I ever would have solved that one!
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