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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Funny Quotes from NPR

Some writers use interesting quotes as triggers for a story theme or story title. NPR (U.S.: National Public Radio), reports via their blog on a collection of quotes from If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People? by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson. Here are a few quotes that NPR cited:

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other 10 percent a bad reputation.
— Henry Kissinger

A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
— Adlai Stevenson

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.
— Oscar Ameringer

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