Words of Wisdom
"I cover multitudes of centuries in a flash, forced by time running out, the abundance of things I have to say, and the almost imperceptible progress of the beginnings; for the more slowly events succeeded one another, the more quickly can they be described."
~Discourse on Inequality, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
"That was a heart-attack, dipped in a stroke with a side of cardiac arrest!"
~Jennifer Gavin, Hell's Kitchen, Season 4
"These are the most intelligent horses in the world, and they have been trained TO KILL!"
~Dr. Freud: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
"I think every woman should have a blowtorch.
"The audience knows the truth: the world is simple. It's miserable, solid all the way through. But if you could fool them, even for a second, then you can make them wonder, and then you got to see something really special... it was the look on their faces..."
~Robert Angier: The Prestige
"It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own."
~Through the Magic Door, Arthur Conan Doyle
"Advisory: The sight of nude men, from the back, merrily cavorting in a lake."
~Mike LaSalle, in a Becoming Jane review
"...I advise you too, Alyosha, never to worry about these matters, least of all about God--whether or not he exists. All such problems are quite unsuitible for a mind created to conceive only 3 dimensions."
~Ivan Karamazov: The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
"If grandmothers and children were in charge of the world, there would never be any wars."
~Naomi Shihab Nye