Quotes of the Day

Selected from Michael Moncur's Collection of Quotations - July 30, 2014
It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)  
Any great truth can -- and eventually will -- be expressed as a cliche -- a cliche is a sure and certain way to dilute an idea. For instance, my grandmother used to say, 'The black cat is always the last one off the fence.' I have no idea what she meant, but at one time, it was undoubtedly true.
Solomon Short  
Oil prices have fallen lately. We include this news for the benefit of gas stations, which otherwise wouldn't learn of it for six months.
Bill Tammeus, in Toronto's National Newspaper, 1991  
Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)  
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