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    My family pride is something inconceivable. I can’t help it. I was born sneering.
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    Television thrives on unreason, and unreason thrives on television. It strikes at the emotions rather than the intellect.
    Robin, Sir Day (b. 1915)

    Go! dive into the Southern Sea, and when
    Th’ast found, to trouble the nice sight of men,
    A swelling pearl, and such whose single worth
    Boasts all the wonders which the seas bring forth,
    Give it Endymion’s love, whose ev’ry tear
    Would more enrich the skilful jeweller.
    —Sir William Davenant (1606–1668)