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So it begins…

Critics have their purposes, and they’re supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did.
— Duke Ellington

I am a pessimist because of my intellect. I am an optimist because of my will.
— Antonio Gramsci
I hang on the edge of the universe/singing off-key/talking too loud
— Dudley Perkins