Archive for July 5th, 2011
Another edition of “Quotes,” consisting of quotes I’ve gathered and enjoyed:
The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.
- H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)
Every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies . . . a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, April 16 1953. http://i.imgur.com/ZC6zn.jpg
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)
Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.
- Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869)
If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
- J. K. Rowling
Journalism largely consists of saying ‘Lord Jones is Dead’ to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
- G. K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936)
Is there life before death?
- Graffito, in Belfast
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite.
- Paul Dirac (1902 – 1984)
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
- Soren Kierkegaard (1813 – 1855)
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
- John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 – 2006)