Posterity sometimes just seems like a drunk passing out cigars at random – when it passes over men like John you realize how arbitrary fortune can be, and how the Valhalla of the Briefly Reknowned But Mostly Obscure is probably the most interesting quarter of the afterlife.

James Lileks (b. 1958) American journalist, columnist
The Bleat (21 Apr 2003)

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