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In Quotes: Novel Retirement Plans, Carny Barkers, and Resisting Isms

 by Danielle Maestretti


Tags: Great Writing, In Quotes, Orion, American Conservative, Wax Poetics, The Sun, conservative talk radio, economic crisis, Danielle Maestretti,

“My retirement plan is to be found stiff and cold at my writing desk.”

—Sandra Steingraber, “Sounds Like a Lot to Me,” from Orion

 

“Avoid internalizing society’s sexism, racism, ageism—pick an ism, any ism. See things from others’ points of view. Watch less TV. Sing and dance more.”

—Paul Krassner (interviewed by David Kupfer), “In the Jester’s Court,” from the Sun

 

“Why have we allowed carny barkers to run away with the Right?”

—John Derbyshire, “How Radio Wrecks the Right,” from the American Conservative 

 

“…We face the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Shit is real.”

—Andre Torres, editor’s note, from Wax Poetics (not available online)

 Sources: Orion, The American Conservative, The Sun, Wax Poetics