Archives - December 2002
December 1, 2002
It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it.
December 2, 2002
People were given two ears and one tongue so that they may listen more than speak.
December 3, 2002
Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.
December 4, 2002
With faith, there are no questions; without faith there are no answers.
December 5, 2002
Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done.
December 6, 2002
Even if you are Catholic, if you live in New York you're Jewish. If you live in Butte, Montana, you are going to be goyish even if you are Jewish.
December 7, 2002
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.
December 8, 2002
We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.
December 9, 2002
History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.
December 10, 2002
We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I don't know.
December 11, 2002
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
December 12, 2002
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
December 13, 2002
He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson of statecraft.
December 14, 2002
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
December 15, 2002
The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.
December 16, 2002
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
December 17, 2002
Probably the difference between man and the monkeys is that the monkeys are merely bored, while man has boredom plus imagination.
December 18, 2002
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
December 19, 2002
Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.
December 20, 2002
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
December 21, 2002
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four; calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
December 22, 2002
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
December 23, 2002
Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.
December 24, 2002
Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home.
December 25, 2002
Do give books - religious or otheriwse - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.
December 26, 2002
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
December 27, 2002
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us.
December 28, 2002
Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.
December 29, 2002
Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except heaven & hell & I have only a vague curiosity about one of those. … Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
December 30, 2002
'Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive.
December 31, 2002
Time heals what reason cannot.