"We question why 'liberty' should be sent from France, which has too little, to America, which has too much." --The London Times
"What happened to his greatness is not the question; Perhaps he spilt it on the ground the way you spill a liquid when the bottle breaks; perhaps he piled up his greatness and burned it in one great blaze in the dark like a bonfire and then there wasn't anything but dark and the embers winking. Perhaps he could not tell his greatness from ungreatness and so mixed them together that what was adulterated was lost. But he had it. I must believe that."
--The Louisiana Field Guide: Understanding Life in the Pelican State