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Thursday, June 03, 2004

William F. Buckley
World magazine has a nice interview with Mr. Buckley (WFB), founder of National Review magazine and conservative icon.

Nobody turns a phrase like WFB. In answering a question about his ability to civilly debate his opponents, he says:
It is to be expected that the most conspicuous representatives of antagonistic positions will pitch their voices in such a way as to please the ideological mobs. But time tends to dull political lances inordinately honed.
I love that! "Time tends to dull political lances inordinately honed." It is my life goal to use that in conversation at least once.

The interview ends with this exchange:
WORLD: Looking back at your life, what was a waste of time, and what should you have spent more time doing?

WFB: I waste a lot of time, and if I knew on what, I'd stop doing it.
There's no one like him.

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