Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Saturday, August 20, 2011


A small combustible body, set on fire, and put afloat in a glass of liquor. The courage of the toper was tried in the attempt to swallow it flaming; and his dexterity was proved by being able to do it unhurt. Raisins in hot brandy were the commonest flap-dragons.

- Robert Nares' Glossary [of] the Works of English Authors, 1859

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