So it goes. – The laconic quip of Kurt Vonnegut’s works and life.
Pedantry: “from much reading and little understanding.” – Definition provided by 18th century luminary Richard Steele.
His ineffable effable / Effainineffable / Deep and inscrutable singular Name – “The Naming of Cats,” T. S. Eliot
“The whole fate of Western civilization hung in the balance.” – Edward Gibbon’s estimation of the now, long forgotten, Battle of the Catalaunion Fields.