Call me Ishmael. —Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Lolita
light of my life, fire of my loins. —Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain’t no matter. —Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for racing. —Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
I don’t quite know how Rand Paul’s Political tale began but given that he is a LiberTURDIAN I can say it was “I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground” and not be too far off the mark.
It would be folly to arbitrarily to castigate those who we do not align with politically without showing the same skepticism to those we support; A support that often is based on nothing more than partisanship—the last time I listened to the start of a tale it went, “Hope and Change” well we all know how that fairytale unfolded.