He was always truthful; he was always sincere; he was always honest and
honorable. But in light matters -- matters of small consequence, like
religion and politics and such things -- he never acquired a conviction
that could survive a disapproving remark from a cat.
Orion is a field which grows richer & richer the more he manures
it with each new top-dressing of religion or other guano.
"The Lost Autobiography of Orion Clemens" by Barbara Schmidt
A short biography of Orion Clemens by Fred W. Lorch.
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