Archive for October, 2014

Quote of the day, Oct. 31

October 31, 2014

Charles Williams

“And jewels and words are no less and no more necessary than cotton and silence.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 30

October 30, 2014

A.J.P. Taylor, on history

“He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be – a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 29

October 29, 2014

Larry Munson, on American college football (Georgia v. Florida, 1980)

“[Quarterback] Buck [Belue) back, third down on the eight. In trouble. Got a block behind him. Gonna throw on the run. Complete to the 25. To the 30! Lindsay Scott! Thirty-five, forty! Lindsay Scott. Forty-five, 50, 45, 40! Run, Lindsay! Twenty-five, 20, 15, 10, five! Lindsay Scott! Lindsay Scott! Lindsay Scott! Well, I can’t believe it. Ninety-two yards, and Lindsay really got in a foot race. I broke my chair. I came right through a chair, a metal, steel chair with about a five-inch cushion. I broke it. The booth came apart. Well, the stadium fell down. Now they will have to renovate this thing [the Gator Bowl] … This is incredible … We were gone. I gave up; you did too.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 28

October 28, 2014

Jonas Salk, on discovery

“Nothing happens quite by chance. It’s a question of accretion of information and experience … it’s just chance that I happened to be here at this particular time when there was available and at my disposal the great experience of all the investigators who plodded along for a number of years.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 27

October 27, 2014

Dylan Thomas, on reading

“My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 26

October 25, 2014

Plautus, from The Captives

“There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 25

October 25, 2014

Harriett Beecher Stowe, from Little Foxes (1866)

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 24

October 24, 2014

George Moore, on travel (1916)

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 23

October 23, 2014

Michael Palin, on travel

“One of the difficult things of so much travelling is to say goodbye.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 22

October 22, 2014

Publilius Syrus, Maxims

“I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.”