The other day I got out my can-opener and was opening a can of worms when I thought, What am I doing?!
My dad used to flush my mother's head down the toilet. I was so screwed up.
No matter what his position or experience in life, there is in everyone more latent than developed ability far more unused than used power.
James Cash Penney
I challenge you to show me where the saloon has ever helped business, education, church, morals or anything we hold dear.
Why is man the being who won in the world of emptiness, dethroning all animal species? For he is closest to the perfection of emptiness.
There are faults which show heart and win hearts, while the virtue in which there is no love, repels.
John Lancaster Spalding
If I had children, I would be very selfish. I wouldn't be out doing things. But by not having kids, it makes me freer to travel the world and talk about things I feel are important.
Anyone may so arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible. He is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one's taxes.
Judge Learned Hand
Where I once constantly lost my temper, I found myself arriving at a crisis and experiencing peace.
I think we have erred on the side of being too conservative so far, to tell you the truth.
Nothing is accidental in the universe -- this is one of my Laws of Physics -- except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity.
Joyce Carol Oates
He had learned that, as there is no situation in the world in which a man can be happy and perfectly free, so there is no situation in which he can be perfectly unhappy and unfree.
And there never was an apple, in Adam's opinion, that wasn't worth the trouble you got into for eating it.
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