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May 24, 2013

TT: Almanac

"'But Larry,' she smiled. 'People have been asking those questions for thousands of years. If they could be answered, surely they'd have been answered by now.'

"Larry chuckled.

"'Don't laugh as if I'd said something idiotic,' she said sharply.

"'On the contrary I think you've said something shrewd. But on the other hand you might say that if men have been asking them for thousands of years it proves that they can't help asking them and have to go on asking them.'"

Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge

Posted May 24, 2013 12:00 AM

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