Archives - June 2001
June 1, 2001
Better to idle well than to work badly.
June 2, 2001
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
June 3, 2001
Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.
June 4, 2001
What harm is there in making 100,000 people happy on a hot summer afternoon?
June 5, 2001
There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
June 6, 2001
You can never be too thin, too rich, or have too many books.
June 7, 2001
Many a person has been saved from summer alcoholism, not to mention hypertoxicity, by Dostoyevsky.
June 8, 2001
'Tis education forms the common mind,
Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
June 9, 2001
It is as hard to describe the fascination of the sea as to explain the beauty of a woman, for, to each man, either it is self-evident, or no argument can help him see it.
June 10, 2001
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
June 11, 2001
We are never prepared for what we expect.
June 12, 2001
Americans have always been eager for travel, that being how they got to the New World in the first place.
June 13, 2001
Custom is king over all.
June 14, 2001
Beaming like a lesser god / He bounced upon the earth he trod.
June 15, 2001
No music is as pleasant to my ears as that word --- father.
June 16, 2001
The object of power is power.
June 17, 2001
Praise undeserved is satire in disguise.
June 18, 2001
Men travel faster now, but I do not know if they go to better things.
June 19, 2001
Hype springs eternal in every publisher's heart.
June 20, 2001
One of the fallacies of summer holidays is that you are going to get some serious reading done while you are lying on the beach.
June 21, 2001
If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.
June 22, 2001
For years, my husband and I have advocated separate vacations. But the kids keep finding us.
June 23, 2001
My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.
June 24, 2001
Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means…airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash.
June 25, 2001
Good travel books are novels at heart.
June 26, 2001
My efforts to cut out 50,000 words may sometimes result in my adding 75,000.
June 27, 2001
Readers of biographies like their meat rare.
June 28, 2001
Our words must seem to be inevitable.
June 29, 2001
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
June 30, 2001
Summertime is the time of sharpest memory.