Quotes of Dab

“ Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses. ”

- Quentin Crisp

“ Glossy, efficient prose, garnished with a pinch of irony and a dab of melodrama. ”

- Michiko Kakutani

“ Look you, Doubloon, your zodiac here is the life of man in one round chapter. To begin: there's Aries, or the Ram — lecherous dog, he begets us; then, Taurus, or the Bull — he bumps us the first thing; then Gemini, or the Twins — that is, Virtue and Vice; we try to reach Virtue, when lo! comes Cancer the Crab, and drags us back; and here, going from Virtue, Leo, a roaring Lion, lies in the path — he gives a few fierce bites and surly dabs with his paw; we escape, and hail Virgo, the virgin! that's our first love; we marry and think to be happy for aye, when pop comes Libra, or the Scales — happiness weighed and found wanting; and while we are very sad about that, Lord! how we suddenly jump, as Scorpio, or the Scorpion, stings us in rear; we are curing the wound, when come the arrows all round; Sagittarius, or the Archer, is amusing himself… ”

- Herman Melville
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