Archives - April 2005
April 1, 2005
The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.
April 2, 2005
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.
April 3, 2005
If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like.
April 3, 2005
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
April 4, 2005
We have been taught to believe that negative equals realistic and positive equals unrealistic.
April 5, 2005
Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.
April 6, 2005
If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?
April 7, 2005
Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
April 8, 2005
Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.
April 9, 2005
There's something intrinsically therapeutic about choosing to spend your time in a wide, open, park-like setting that non-golfers can never truly understand.
April 10, 2005
Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.
April 11, 2005
Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have.
April 12, 2005
The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand.
April 13, 2005
A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
April 14, 2005
The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.
April 15, 2005
In case you're worried about what's going to become of the younger generation, it's going to grow up and start worrying about the younger generation.
April 16, 2005
Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault.
April 17, 2005
Be careful that victories do not carry the seed of future defeats.
April 18, 2005
Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.
April 19, 2005
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.
April 20, 2005
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
April 21, 2005
Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.
April 22, 2005
I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
April 23, 2005
A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
April 24, 2005
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
April 25, 2005
The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face.
April 26, 2005
One has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.
April 27, 2005
You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
April 28, 2005
Justice does not come from the outside. It comes from inner peace.
April 29, 2005
Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
April 30, 2005
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.