Man is a stranger to Truth when his heart is shackled.
I never saw a Purple Cow,
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I’d rather see than be one.
Gelett Burgess, “The Purple Cow,” published in The Lark magazine, 1895.
Ah, yes, I wrote the “Purple Cow”--
I’m sorry, now, I wrote it!
But I can tell you anyhow,
I’ll kill you if you quote it.
Gelett Burgess, “Reply” of “Aprѐs Cinq Ans,” 1914
C_lucas is my pen name. It’s meant to protect the guilty, namely me.
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – circa 1914) was an American Civil War soldier, wit, and writer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th Century.
(Frank) Gelett Burgess (1866-1951) Humorist and poet.
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