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In New York -- whose subway trains in particular have been ''tattooed'' with an energy to put our own rude practitioners to shame -- not an inch of free space is spared except that of advertisements . Even the most chronically dispossessed appear prepared to endorse the legitimacy of the ''haves.''
~ Gilbert Adair - [Graffiti]

 

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Postmodernism is, almost by definition, a transitional cusp of social, cultural, economic and ideological history when modernism's high-minded principles and preoccupations have ceased to function, but before they have been replaced with a totally new system of values. It represents a moment of suspension before the batteries are recharged for the new millennium, an acknowledgment that preceding the future is a strange and hybrid interregnum that might be called the last gasp of the past.
~ Gilbert Adair - [Modern and Modernism]

 

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The earth is mankind's ultimate haven, our blessed terra firma. When it trembles and gives way beneath our feet, it's as though one of God's checks has bounced.
~ Gilbert Adair - [Disasters]

 

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We ''need'' cancer because, by the very fact of its insurability, it makes all other diseases, however virulent, not cancer.
~ Gilbert Adair - [Cancer]

 

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