As a quick aside, let me observe that in moments of high emotion—whether they’re triggered by anger or envy, humiliation or resentment—if the next thing you’re going to say makes you feel better, then it’s probably the wrong thing to say. This is one of the finer maxims that I’ve discovered in life. And you can have it, since it’s been of no use to me.

– some solid advice from Rules Of Civility by Amor Towles.

I finished listening to an excellent audiobook version of the novel tonight.

(Note: For now, at least, I’ve stopped posting any links that put money in my pocket. I’m squeamish about the appearance of a conflict of interest. Also, I never actually made any money with those links.)

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