“You are the oaken staff I lean on,” Taran said. “More than that.” He laughed. “You are the whole sturdy tree, and a true warrior.” Coll, instead of beaming, looked wryly at him. “Do you mean to honor me?” he asked. “Then say, rather, I am a true grower of turnips, and a gatherer of apples. No warrior whatever, save that I am needed thus for a while. My garden longs for me as much as I long for it.”
I thought Jack Valenti was wrong about most of the tech-policy issues that he spoke about, but I'm going to miss that guy... One of the lingering regrets of my career is showing up a few minutes late to a Post boardroom luncheon with Valenti that had started with him denouncing a column I'd written about the MPAA's "technological totalitarianism." When I sat down, then-managing editor Steve coll leaned over to summarize Valenti's opening statement as "he took your name in vain"; I felt like I'd missed the whole show.jack valenti
coll’ amico ogni cosa è maggiore e più dilettevole, è ogni male minore e meno annojoso.bartholomew of san concordio
Il nobile cavallo coll’ ombra della verga si regge; è il malvagio appena si conduce cogli sproni.bartholomew of san concordio
Usanza è di Natura, eve ella manchiIn una cosa, di supplir coll’ altra.agnolo firenzuola
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