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[The Sleep of Reason etching by 
Goya]   [Alraune print by Mahlon Blaine]

"The sleep of reason breeds monsters."   - Goya

"... there are in existence creatures who are neither man nor beast, but strange unearthly creations, born of the nefarious passions that arise in distorted minds."   - Hanns Heinz Ewers

For more images by Mahlon Blaine(image on the right) go to the Roland Trenary's Home.

"The Americans are certainly great hero-worshippers, and always take heros from the criminal classes."
  - Oscar Wilde

"We tolerated hate. We tolerated violence in all walks of life. We tolerated the idea that a man's life was sacred only if we agreed with his views..."
  - Martin Luther King, jr.

"Easily leading the field, the United States boasts 74% of the world total - and 97% of the North American gross in serial murders."
  - Michael Newton
    Hunting Humans: The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, vol. I., 1990

"Every society has the criminals it deserves." - Alexander Lacassagne

"Simplify. Simplify." - Thoreau

"I hold my cards up
Close to my chest
I say what I have to
and hold back the rest."
  - Ani DiFranco

"In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when when there is no longer anything to take away."
  - Saint - Exupery
    "Wind, Sand, and Stars"

"Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines, and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell."
  - Strunk and White
    The Elements of Style

"... I do find that as one gets older and more experienced one is inclined to leave things alone when they are good, whereas when I was young I was always elaborating and piling on things; and I find with other actors I direct that they've spoiled performances by elaborating their effects and giving much too much, and trying to put in pauses and expressions and all sorts of by-play. For about eight weeks I think actors go on improving in a play. Then the really fine actors begin to cut away, and they keep it down, simplify. If you see them a year later they are doing less rather than more ..."
  - John Gielgud

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