"Southern political personalities, like sweet corn, travel badly. They lose flavor with every hundred yards away from the patch. By the time they reach New York, they are like Golden Bantam that has been trucked up from Texas - stale and unprofitable. The consumer forgets that the corn tastes different where it grows."
"A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon."
"Contrary to popular opinion, things don't go stale particularly fast in the art world."