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Archives - January 2010

January 1, 2010

Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one
another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the

– Goran Persson

January 2, 2010

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to
endure it.

– Elbert Hubbard

January 3, 2010

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

– Salvador Dali

January 4, 2010

Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery, and every
truth easily becomes a lie.

– I. F. Stone

January 5, 2010

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can
only think what everyone else is thinking.

– Haruki Murakami

January 6, 2010

Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really
nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you
can smell it and that is all.

– W. Somerset Maugham

January 7, 2010

The nicest thing is to open the newspapers and not to find yourself
in them.

– George Harrison

January 8, 2010

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the
long run. The daily work --- that goes on, it adds up.

– Barbara Kingsolver

January 9, 2010

Poverty can teach lessons that privilege cannot.

– Jack Klugman

January 10, 2010

There is no pleasure in
having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing

– Mary Wilson Little

January 11, 2010

A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of

– Ezra Pound

January 12, 2010

I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous
man. I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political
power, because democracy shapes our lives.

– Robert Caro

January 13, 2010

Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different
order of reality from that which is given to him.

– Chinua Achebe

January 14, 2010

Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've
got a pretty neck.

– Eli Wallach

January 15, 2010

An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting
board, and a wrecking bar at the site.

– Frank Lloyd Wright

January 16, 2010

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in
the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we
live, what is happening.

– Coco Chanel

January 17, 2010

The number of elements that have to go into a hit would break a
computer down. The right season for that play, the right historical
moment, the right tonality.

– Arthur Miller

January 18, 2010

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 19, 2010

If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.

– Tennessee Williams

January 20, 2010

Kids' views are often just as valid as the teachers'. The best
teachers are the ones that know that.

– Morley Safer

January 21, 2010

While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of
government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile.

– Madeleine Albright

January 22, 2010

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can
see nothing but sea.

– Francis Bacon

January 23, 2010

Facts sometimes have a strange and bizarre power that makes their
inherent truth seem unbelievable.

– Werner Herzog

January 24, 2010

I bought some batteries, but they weren't included.

– Steven Wright

January 25, 2010

If the presence of electricity can be made visible in any part of
the circuit, I see no reason why intelligence may not be
transmitted instantaneously by electricity.

– Samuel Morse

January 26, 2010

It seems likely that many of the young who don't wait for others to
call them artists, but simply announce that they are, don't have
the patience to make art.

– Pauline Kael

January 27, 2010

I don't need all that much --- I just need to know who my
characters are and what kind of jam they're going to get into, and
I'll write myself out of their jam.

– Richard Price

January 28, 2010

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast
quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as
the crowning reward of art.

– Frederic Chopin

January 29, 2010

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from

– Arthur C. Clarke

January 30, 2010

A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take
upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish,
hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.

– John Updike

January 31, 2010

Human beings will line up for miles to buy a bucket of
catastrophes, but don't try selling sunshine and light --- you'll
go broke.

– Chuck Jones