“What will be the good of the conquest of leisure and health, if no one remembers how to use them?” — Bertrand Russell, Education and the Good Life
“Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present.” — Alan Watts, Does It Matter?
“It is the knowledge learned yesterday which is most freely imparted today.” — George Henry Lewes, The Principles of Success in Literature
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” — Annie Dillard, The Writing Life
“Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world’s ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.” — John W. Gardner, “A Nation Is Never Finished”, ABA Journal (November 1967)
“Bacchus, n.: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk.” — Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
“How much more difficult to reinvent yourself when you can’t shuck your legend.” — Chip Brown, Ken Kesey Kisses No Ass, Esquire, September 1992