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Weekend Words: Quitting

Moritz von Schwind, "Farewell at Dawn" (1859). Oil on cardboard, 36 x 24 cm. Nationalgalerie, Berlin. (Image via Web Gallery of Art) (Click to enlarge)
Moritz von Schwind, “Farewell at Dawn” (1859). Oil on cardboard, 36 x 24 cm. Nationalgalerie, Berlin. (Image via Web Gallery of Art) (Click to enlarge)

Now that Pope Benedict XVI has decided to pack it in, Weekend Words considers quitting, but not quite yet.

“I’d like to quit the supernatural roles and play just an interesting, down-to-earth person.”

—Bela Lugosi

“Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck.”

—George Sanders, in his suicide note.

“A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.”

—Richard Nixon

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