Dwight Macdonald

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There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means—either may do—the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
Benjamin Franklin
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Dwight Macdonald (1906-1982) was an American writer, philosopher, and social critic.


  • "Like Mencken, I really enjoy being disappointed and outraged."
  • "By Love Possessed enriched my vocabulary, or more precisely, added to it."
  • "Charlton Heston throws all his punches in the first 10 minutes (3 grimaces and 2 intonations) so that he has nothing left long before he stumbles to the end, 4 hours later, and has to react to the Crucifixion. (He does make it clear, I must admit, that he quite disapproves of it.)"

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