Quote of the Day

Thinking means concentrating on one thing long enough to develop an idea about it.

“The exclamation point is singular among all punctuation because it has no true grammatical function in English except to amplify a feeling—excitement, enthusiasm, or shock—presumably not adequately conveyed by the words selected.” — Pamela Haag, “Death by Treacle,” The American Scholar (2010-03-01)

Quote of the Day

The pride which follows the sudden emancipation of the mind from ignorance of any subject, is accompanied by a feeling that all the world must be in the state of darkness from which we have ourselves emerged.

“The pride which follows the sudden emancipation of the mind from ignorance of any subject, is accompanied by a feeling that all the world must be in the state of darkness from which we have ourselves emerged.” — George Henry Lewes, The Principles of Success in Literature