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  •  rec-ed for knowing the reference :-) (1+ / 0-)
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    smileycreek

    Another one of her reviews contained the memorable line: This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly -- it should be thrown with great force."

    All-time favorite: "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."

    Close second: "You can drag a horticulture, but you can't make her think.”

    (For readers scratching their heads over that last one, someone had  challenged her to use the word "horticulture" in a sentence.)

    "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

    by JBL55 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 10:52:51 AM PDT

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    •  "If all the Yale coeds were laid end to end..." (2+ / 0-)
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      "…I wouldn't be a bit surprised."

    •  That book review was for Atlas Shrugged. (0+ / 0-)

      FDR: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
      RNC: The only thing we have is fear.

      by smileycreek on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 11:53:21 AM PDT

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      •  That attribution seems to be in dispute… (0+ / 0-)

        I did some searching and found out there has been quite the discussion surrounding it. The upshot is that no one seems able to produce a reliable cite earlier than a 1962 assertion, which itself is open to doubt. Even then, while the words may likely be hers, it's no certainty as to which book she was referring. I've read of several possibilities. Naturally, we anti-Randians would love for it to have been A-S.

        Incidentally, the same ambiguity surrounds my very own "Yale girls" quote posted above.

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