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Once I make up my mind, I’m full of indecision.
   —    Oscar Levant
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On This Day In:
2013 On Purpose
2012 The Dream
2011 What Could Be More Comfortable?

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There are two sides to every question: my side and the wrong side.
  —  Oscar Levant
[And for those of you missing the reference in the post title, please check out the lyrics to: “Both Sides Now” on my Poems page.  Enjoy!  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 Undiscovered Ocean
2012 Feeling Old? (Part 2)
2011 What About Freedom?

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I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.
   —  Oscar Levant
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On This Day In:
2013 Distress, Hope, Trust
2012 Creating Interlocking Fragility
2011 Four Stories And A Gospel
What Have You Burned Lately?

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A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.
    —  Oscar Levant
[And a special Happy Birthday to my mother who, four score and seven years ago, was born on this continent!!  I’ve been dying to use that phrase in a birthday message (LOL).  Love Always, your son Kevin  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 Greatness
2012 Memories Of Arlington
2011 Wake Up

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I am no more humble than my talents require.
   —  Oscar Levant
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On This Day In:
2013 Science Is Trial And Error
2012 Franklin’s Creed
2011 First Steps
2010 Home Ill…

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I have no trouble with my enemies.  But my god damn friends… they are the ones that keep me walking the floors at night.
    —  Oscar Levant
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On This Day In:
2013 Learning Bitter
2012 Remembrance, Minstrels & Going Off To War
May I Have More Happiness, Please?
2011 There Is No God, But God
2010 Another Running Book…

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There is no other way to guard yourself against flattery than by making men understand that telling you the truth will not offend you.
   ―  Niccolò Machiavelli
From:  “The Prince
Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.
    —  Oscar Levant
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On This Day In:
2013 RIP – Dear Abby
Half-Life Problems
2012 To The Soul…
2011 Reverted!!

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Schizophrenia beats dining alone.
    —  Oscar Levant
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On This Day In:
2013 Exercise For Those Over 50
2012 Tearful Joy!!
Except When He’s Left

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The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.
    —  Oscar Levant
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On This Day In:
2012 Are We, Are We?
On Not Playing The Game
Scale
2011 Nutcracker And Nooks
Seeing Differences

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Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
   —  Oscar Levant
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On This Day In:
2012 Essential Experience
2011 Lest We Forget Those Still In Harm’s Way
Sound Familiar?

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Too Few

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.
    —  Oscar Levant
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On This Day In:
2012 Three Characters
2011 Universal Payment
2010 Privatizing the TSA?  (An old – and long – post, but still relevant!!)

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Happiness is not something you experience, it’s something you remember.
  —  Oscar Levant
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On This Day In:
2012 Sustained Fear
2011 Commitment

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Here I stand.  I can do no otherwise.  God help me.  Amen.
  —  Martin Luther
at the Diet of Worms
An atheist is a man with no invisible means of support.
  —  Oscar Levant
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