Thursday, July 19, 2007


Bagdikian's Observation

"Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper is like trying to play Bach's 'St. Matthew's Passion' on a ukulele."

Henry David Thoreau

"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes."

Mahatma Gandhi

"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."

Gore Vidal

"It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail."

Charles de Montesquieu

"An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations."

Lee Simonson

"Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian."

George Bernard Shaw

"I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize."

Mark Twain

"Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example."

Dianne Feinstein

"Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it."

Orson Welles

"I hate television. I hate it as much as I hate peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts."

Redd Foxx

"Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing."

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