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“I was raised by my father on the doctrine that, for busy people, there is ‘no such thing as a convenient time for a vacation.’ That being so—my father deduced—take a vacation exactly when you want to; and let the chips fall where they will, since chips are going to fall in any case.”

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source: Airborne (New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976), 53.

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medium: nonfiction

notes: Airborne is Buckley's description of his sail across the Atlantic with his son and five friends.

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