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Felix Frankfurter
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As quoted in "The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline", James Perloff, Western Islands, 1988, p. 3
Agatha Christie
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On her husband, Max Mallowan. As quoted in: "An Agatha Christie Chronology" by Nancy Blue Wynne, Ace Books, 1976. Also in: "The Life of the Party" (1956) by Bennett Cerf
Marcel Proust
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Variant translation: "Our farthest-reaching resolutions are always made in a short-lived state of mind." - In Search of Lost Time, Vol. II: Within a Budding Grove [also translated as "In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower"] (1919)
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Born: March 24, 1834

Died: September 23, 1902 (aged 68)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Explorer

Bio: John Wesley Powell was a U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers that included the first known passage through the Grand Canyon.

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