Ten Random Quotes
"Never take counsel of your fears."
"If you really want to advise me, do it on Saturday afternoon between 1 and 4 o'clock. And you've got 25 seconds to do it, between plays. Not on Monday. I know the right thing to do on Monday."
"God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight."
"National Guard troops patrol the nation's airports wearing jungle camouflage uniforms and carrying fixed bayonets. Nevertheless, it's done nothing to hold down crime at airports. they're still charging $4 for a candy bar."
"No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means."
"Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years."
"The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo."
"Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another."
"I heard his library burned down and both books were destroyed - and one of them hadn't even been colored in yet."
"I married beneath me, all women do."
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