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Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
— Brendan Gill


I will try to cram these paragraphs full of facts and give them a weight and shape no greater than that of a cloud of blue butterflies.


The ingenuities we practice in order to appear admirable to ourselves would suffice to invent the telephone twice over on a rainy summer morning.
— Brendan Gill

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As a literary form, parody is a method of criticism that amuses as it is a form favored by writers of the second and third rank, who take revenge on their betters by putting just the wrong words to just the right tunes.