Said the panama hat to the fedora:
“Sins have different prices in hell.”
Said the fedora hat to the panama:
“Yeah, nickel and dime sins, silver-dollar sins,
sins setting you back a century, a grand,
sins you can’t settle under a million bucks,
tin and aluminum sins, brass sins, copper, old gold,
pint and bushel sins, inch and mile sins,
calculated little teapot sins and roaring tornadoes.”

fedora-small.jpg—Carl Sandburg, “Quotations,” in Honey and Salt, (San Diego, CA, USA: Harvest/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers, 1963), 78.


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