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All Quiet on the Western Front
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  • Since then we have learned better than to be shy about such trifling immodesties. ... The soldier is on friendlier terms than other men with his stomach and intestines. Three-quarters of his vocabulary is derived from these regions, and they give an intimate flavour to expressions of his greatest joy as well as of his deepest indignation. It is impossible to express oneself in any other way so clearly and pithily.

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  • I follow her pithy commentary on Twitter.
  • Ken Kesey provided one of her favorite pithy quotes: "You can count the seeds in the apple, but you can’t count the apples in the seed."

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