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September 18, 2006

TT: Almanac

"'It's just that there is nothing to discuss.'

"'From your point of view,' Wolfe conceded, 'there probably isn't. And naturally, for you, as a consequence of the peculiar constitution of the human ego, your point of view is paramount. But your ego is bound to be jostled by other egos, and efforts to counteract the jostling by ignoring it have rarely succeeded. It is frequently advisable, and sometimes necessary, to give a little ground.'"

Rex Stout, Before Midnight

Posted September 18, 2006 12:00 PM

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