“Here we are. Here we are. We predicted it. Nobody wanted it to be this way.” said Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska, assessing who’s at fault for flirting with default.
“No one is to blame. It is neither their fault nor ours. It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying.”
“America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn’t standing still.”
—e. e. cummings
“It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.”
“Quarrels would not last so long if the fault lay only on one side.”
—Francois de la Rochefoucauld
“I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?”
“There’s man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.”
—Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot
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