Benjamin Franklin

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Honoring the dead…

When it comes to the deceased, we all honor them differently due to social and religious background. Yet we honor them. I have no collection of quotes in regards to September 11, 2001. I would like to request quotes by celebrities, media personalities NYPD police officers, FDNY Members. And the soldiers of the various branches of the U.S. Military. I will take anything and everything offered to me. I intend to post them on a new page on my Writer’s Quotes blog. Thank you for your assistance.

Please email the the quotes to taliesin2@me.com.

Gore Vidal  (1925-2012) American author and essayist, in The Decline and Fall of the American Empire, 1992.

“Every four years the naive half who vote are encouraged to believe that if we can elect a really nice man or woman President everything will be all right. But it won’t be. Any individual who is able to raise $25 million to be considered presidential is not going to be much use to the people at large. He will represent oil, or aerospace, or banking, or whatever moneyed entities are paying for him. Certainly he will never represent the people of the country, and they know it.  Hence, the sense of despair throughout the land as incomes fall, businesses fail and there is no redress.”

  —  Gore Vidal  (1925-2012) American author and essayist, in The Decline and Fall of the American Empire, 1992.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) American humorist

“I am grown old and my memory is not as active as it used to be. When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened.”

  — Mark Twain (1835-1910) American humorist