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Archives - February 2001

February 1, 2001

Logic is in the eye of the logician.

– Gloria Steinem

February 2, 2001

Those who can lose the most usually do the least to change that.

– Ronald Reagan

February 3, 2001

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water and breeds reptiles of the mind.

– William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

February 4, 2001

People who make no noise are dangerous.

– Jean Di La Fontaine

February 5, 2001

The wages of sin have never been reduced.

– Seen on billboard in Ohio

February 6, 2001

There is probably no more terrible instant of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man--with human flesh.

– Frank Herbert, <strong>Dune</strong>

February 7, 2001

English doesn't borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over, and goes through their pockets for loose grammar.

– Unknown

February 8, 2001

Imagine how important death must be to have a prerequisite such as life.

– Unknown

February 9, 2001

"What is Truth," said jesting Pilate; And would not stay for an Answer.

– Francis Bacon

February 10, 2001

In some respects the better a book is, the less it demands from the binding.

– Charles Lamb

February 11, 2001

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.

– Pete Seeger

February 12, 2001

Writing is easy. All you have to do is sit at a typewriter and open a vein.

– Walter Wellesley &quot;Red&quot; Smith

February 13, 2001

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.

– Confucius

February 14, 2001

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.

– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

February 15, 2001

My opinion is that [universities] don't stifle enough [writers]. There is many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.

– Flannery O'Connor

February 16, 2001

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be President, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.

– John F. Kennedy

February 17, 2001

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

– Albert Einstein

February 18, 2001

Ignorance is degrading only when found in company with riches.

– Arthur Schopenhauer

February 19, 2001

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.

– Henry David Thoreau, &quot;Reading&quot;, Walden (1854)

February 20, 2001

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.

– Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1968)

February 21, 2001

Only the shallow know themselves.

– Oscar Wilde, <strong>Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young (1891)</strong>

February 22, 2001

Twenty years of schoolin'/ and they put you on the day shift.

– Bob Dylan, <strong>Subterranean Homesick Blues</strong>

February 23, 2001

The bibliophile is the master of his books, the bibliomaniac their slave.

– Hanns Bohatta, German Bibliographer

February 24, 2001

On the door to success it says Push and Pull.

– Yiddish proverb

February 25, 2001

I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.

– Booker T. Washington

February 26, 2001

This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover.

– Dorothy Fuldheim

February 27, 2001

People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.

– Rebecca West, 1913

February 28, 2001

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

– Oscar Wilde