Archive for February, 2014

Quote of the day, Feb. 28

February 28, 2014

Horace Walpole, on liberty (1758)

“If a passion for freedom is not in vogue, patriots may sound the alarm till they are weary.  (more…)

Quote of the day, Feb. 27

February 27, 2014

Kurt Vonnegut, on the truth

“You know, the truth can be really powerful stuff. You’re not expecting it.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 26

February 26, 2014

Umberto Eco, on language

“A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection—not an invitation for hypnosis.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 25

February 25, 2014

Leon Uris, on research

“Research to me is as important, or more important, than the writing. It is the foundation upon which the book is built.”


Quote of the day, Feb. 24

February 24, 2014

Publius Tacitus, on freedom

“It is the rare fortune of these days that one may think what one likes and say what one thinks.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 23

February 23, 2014

Wallace Stevens, on poetry

“Poetry is an effort of a dissatisfied man to find satisfaction through words.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 22

February 22, 2014

Romain Rolland, on reading

“No one ever reads a book. He reads himself through books, either to discover or to control himself. “

Quote of the day, Feb. 21

February 21, 2014

Jânio Quadros, on Abraham Lincoln (1961)

“Lincoln was one of history’s greatest men, but Americans are not like him. He was a lonely exception.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 20

February 20, 2014

Charlie Parker, on music

“Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. (more…)

Quote of the day, Feb. 19

February 19, 2014

Phil Ochs, on protest

“It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles. (more…)