Quotes of the Day
Selected from Michael Moncur's Collection of Quotations - October 22, 2016
- My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
- Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977), Journal of a Character, 1931
- To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
- Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), Conquest of Happiness (1930) ch. 14
- People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it.
- Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)
- The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any.
- Russell Baker (1925 - )
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