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Plots are like girdles. Hidden, they hold your interest; revealed, they're of no interest except to fetishists. Like girdles, they attempt to contain an uncontainable experience.

Ambrose Bierce


All is well that ends well.

Ambrose Bierce


Look ere ye leap.

Ambrose Bierce


Rotten wood cannot be carved.

Ambrose Bierce


The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity. ... Fuss, the god of the Southern Ocean, and Fret, the god of the Northern Ocean, h

Ambrose Bierce


The trouble with superheros is what to do between phone booths.

Ambrose Bierce


Some women should be beaten regularly, like gongs.

Bierce Ambrose


per year.

Bierce Ambrose


If a shameless woman expects to be defiled and then dies of her fierce love because you do not consent, will chastity also be homicide?

Bierce Ambrose


My band career ended late in my senior year when John Cooper and I threw my amplifier out the dormitory window. We did not act in haste. First we checked to make sure the amplifier would fit through the frame, using the belt from my bathrobe to meas

Bierce Ambrose


You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Bierce Ambrose


"I have to convince you, or at least snow you ..."

Bierce Ambrose


You can never do just one thing.

Bierce Ambrose


It has long been noticed that juries are pitiless for robbery and full of indulgence for infanticide. A question of interest, my dear Sir! The jury is afraid of being robbed and has passed the age when it could be a victim of infanticide.

Bierce Ambrose


Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.

Bierce Ambrose


The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Bierce Ambrose





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