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Daemon
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I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)
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I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)
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A fool has a heart, but no brain.
TB Turtle
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 5:47:55 AM

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There is nothing like quiet depression speaking loudly.
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Daemon wrote:
I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)


There's enough work for both: the heart seeks a problem, brains - its solution...
monamagda
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Read the context from :The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 5.

The Rescue of the Tin Woodman.


"My body shone so brightly in the sun that I felt very proud of it and it did not matter now if my axe slipped, for it could not cut me. There was only one danger--that my joints would rust; but I kept an oil-can in my cottage and took care to oil myself whenever I needed it. However, there came a day when I forgot to do this, and, being caught in a rainstorm, before I thought of the danger my joints had rusted, and I was left to stand in the woods until you came to help me. It was a terrible thing to undergo, but during the year I stood there I had time to think that the greatest loss I had known was the loss of my heart. While I was in love I was the happiest man on earth; but no one can love who has not a heart, and so I am resolved to ask Oz to give me one. If he does, I will go back to the Munchkin maiden and marry her."

Both Dorothy and the Scarecrow had been greatly interested in the story of the Tin Woodman, and now they knew why he was so anxious to get a new heart.

"All the same," said the Scarecrow, "I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one."

"I shall take the heart," returned the Tin Woodman; "for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world."

Dorothy did not say anything, for she was puzzled to know which of her two friends was right, and she decided if she could only get back to Kansas and Aunt Em, it did not matter so much whether the Woodman had no brains and the Scarecrow no heart, or each got what he wanted.

What worried her most was that the bread was nearly gone, and another meal for herself and Toto would empty the basket. To be sure neither the Woodman nor the Scarecrow ever ate anything, but she was not made of tin nor straw, and could not live unless she was fed.

Read more :http://www.kancoll.org/books/baum/oz05.htm
gerry
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dave argo
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:42:11 PM

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Daemon wrote:
I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)


As long as brains are not scrambled or washed or stoned, the choice is excellent.
MelissaMe
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:43:52 PM

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monamagda wrote:
Read the context from :The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 5.

The Rescue of the Tin Woodman.


"All the same," said the Scarecrow, "I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one."

"I shall take the heart," returned the Tin Woodman; "for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world."


Good point.
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