Something tells me we're going to see a lot of montyb comments. He's frequently hilarious
Barnabas, too. He made a quip on a quote from Arthur Miller, who was speaking at Brandeis. Someone asked Miller why theater or the arts should get government grants and subsidies, when most businesses have to finance themselves. This was before the bank bailouts, I guess. To which Miller replied, and this was the quotation, can you tell me the name of a classical Greek shoemaker?
Sure, said Barnabas. There was Achilles' Heels, a mile or so from the Parthenon.
Sorry, LLapp, I've managed to violate every stipulation in your opening post, save the last. Obviously, this is from memory; one never knows when a particular quotation will strike again: tomorrow, next week, next year.
Also I have a question. You write like an editor instructing an author in matters of style. Is that -- or was it -- your career? Your talent is evident.