Friday, October 10, 2008

man who writes

The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
  - George Bernard Shaw

Friday, July 25, 2008

reciprocity

There is no reciprocity. Men love women, women love children, children love hamsters.
- Alice Thomas Ellis

Sunday, July 20, 2008

neglected.

this poor blog feels so neglected.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

intellectual

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
- Aldous Huxley

Friday, May 09, 2008

wise man

No wise man ever wished to be younger.
- Jonathan Swift

Monday, May 05, 2008

best-seller

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
- Flannery O'Connor

Monday, April 21, 2008

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
- Stephen Hawking

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

escalator

I like an escalator because an escalator can never break, it can only become stairs. There would never be an escalator temporarily out of order sign, only an escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience.
- Mitch Hedberg

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Despair is the armchair (2)

Despair is the armchair


As you read travel books, you should be able to see the people and places, to hear them, to smell them. Some of it is painful, but travel - its very motion - ought to suggest hope. Despair is the armchair; its indifference and glazed, incurious eyes. I think travellers are essentially optimists, or else they would never go anywhere. A travel book ought to reflect that optimism.

· Paul Theroux

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

old idea

Nothing can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.
- Sidney J. Harris

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The greatest challenge

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
- Bertrand Russell

Thursday, March 13, 2008

serious matters

Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.
- Philip K. Dick

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

2 do.

Dance like it hurts,/ Love like you need money,/ Work when people are watching.
- Scott Adams

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

control

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough
- Mario Andretti

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

secret of life

The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
- Horace Walpole