Quote of the Day

A story about the French playwright Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) from “Modernism” by Peter Gay: “One summer day, practicing target shooting in the garden behind his rented house, he heard a neighbor lady worrying out loud that his shots might hit her children. ‘If that should ever happen, madame,” he eased her mind, ‘ we should be happy to get some new ones with you.’ ”

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