Sunday October 19, 2014

I've knocked about a bit and I've taken the rough with the smooth but I wouldn't duplicate that experience for all the rubies in the Shwe Dagon Pagoda. Just in a manner of speaking, that is. If anybody wants to talk a deal, I can be in Rangoon in two days.
—S. J. Perelman
  American writer (1904-1979)

Source: "Up the Close and down the Stair"(story)in The Vicious Circle, edited by Otto Penzler (buy from Amazon)

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