Joseph Epstein quotes

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The pleasure of jogging and running is rather like that of wearing a fur coat in Texas in August: the true joy comes in being able ...
What, really, is wanted from a neighborhood? Convenience, certainly, an absence of major aggravation, to be sure. But perhaps most ...
The best joke-tellers are those who have the patience to wait for conversation to come around to the point where the jokes in thei ...
I should prefer to die laughing, and, on more than one occasion, thought I might.
Food has it over sex for variety. Hedonistically, gustatory possibilities are much broader than copulatory ones. Literarily, readi ...
How might one describe Max Beerbohm to someone who knows nothing about him? Well, for a start, one might imagine D.H. Lawrence. Pi ...
Although there have been witty big men--Oscar Wilde comes first to mind--wit and humor seem more in the province of the smaller ma ...
Generalization, especially risky generalization, is one of the chief methods by which knowledge proceeds... Safe generalizations a ...
I am afraid I am one of those people who continues to read in the hope of sometime discovering in a book a single--and singular--p ...
One serious drawback about letters is that, in order to get them, one must send some out. When it comes to the mail, I feel it is ...
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