Saturday, March 13, 2010

Can you guess the book without googling?

OK, or even just the author.  One of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books:

Peter Goldsmith hadn't been content with Social Security; he had never trusted it, even in the days before the system began to break down under recession, inflation, and the steadily increasing number of people on the books.  There hadn't been many Democrats in Maine during the thirties and forties, he told his listening daughter, but her grandfather had been one, and her grandfather had by-God made one out of her father.  In Ogunquit's palmiest days, that had made the Goldsmiths pariahs of a kind.  But his father had had one saying as rock-ribbed as the stoniest Maine Republican's philosophy: Put not your trust in the princes of this world, for they will frig thee up and so shalt their governments, even unto the end of the earth.

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