"I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning." -- James Joyce
I think you should rename this blog, "Assertions: Sometimes Mine, But Often I Quote Others."
Done and done!
Dang, I would've made something pithier if I knew you'd call my bluff.
No, Bob, you would have made something pithier if only you could have made something pithier.