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Archives - June 2001

June 1, 2001

Better to idle well than to work badly.

– Spanish Proverb

June 2, 2001

Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.

– Francis Bacon, "Of Counsel"

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.

– Charles Kuralt, <em>On the Road</em>

June 4, 2001

What harm is there in making 100,000 people happy on a hot summer afternoon?

– Gordon McLendon, baseball announcer

June 5, 2001

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.

– Annie Dillard

June 6, 2001

You can never be too thin, too rich, or have too many books.

– Carter Burden, <em>Vogue</em>, 1987

June 7, 2001

Many a person has been saved from summer alcoholism, not to mention hypertoxicity, by Dostoyevsky.

– Roy Blount Jr, <em>&quot;Reading and Nothingness, Of Proust in the Summer Sun&rdquo;</em>

June 8, 2001

'Tis education forms the common mind,
Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.

– Alexander Pope, <em>Moral Essays</em>

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.

– Claude Worth, <em>Yacht Cruising</em>

June 10, 2001

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

– Mignon McLaughlin, <em>The Second Neurotic's Notebook</em>

June 11, 2001

We are never prepared for what we expect.

– James Michener, <em>Caravans</em>

June 12, 2001

Americans have always been eager for travel, that being how they got to the New World in the first place.

– Otto Friedrich, <em>Time</em> magazine

June 13, 2001

Custom is king over all.

– Pindar

June 14, 2001

Beaming like a lesser god / He bounced upon the earth he trod.

– May Sarton, <em>&quot;A Celebration for George Sarton&quot;</em>

June 15, 2001

No music is as pleasant to my ears as that word --- father.

– Lydia Maria Child, <em>Philothea</em>

June 16, 2001

The object of power is power.

– George Orwell, <em>1984</em>

June 17, 2001

Praise undeserved is satire in disguise.

– Broadhurst

June 18, 2001

Men travel faster now, but I do not know if they go to better things.

– Willa Cather, <em>Death Comes For The Archbishop</em>

June 19, 2001

Hype springs eternal in every publisher's heart.

– Colin Haycroft

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.

– Nancy Stahl,<em> If Its Raining, This Must Be The Weekend</em>

June 21, 2001

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.

– Larry McMurtry, <em>Some Can Whistle</em>

June 22, 2001

For years, my husband and I have advocated separate vacations. But the kids keep finding us.

– Erma Bombeck, <em>Just Wait Til You Have Children Of Your Own</em>

June 23, 2001

My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.

– Abraham Lincoln

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.

– Cecil Beaton, <em>It Gives Me Great Pleasure</em>

June 25, 2001

Good travel books are novels at heart.

– Jonathan Raban

June 26, 2001

My efforts to cut out 50,000 words may sometimes result in my adding 75,000.

– Thomas Wolfe

June 27, 2001

Readers of biographies like their meat rare.

– Robertson Davies, novelist

June 28, 2001

Our words must seem to be inevitable.

– William Butler Yeats

June 29, 2001

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

– S&oslash;ren Kierkegaard

June 30, 2001

Summertime is the time of sharpest memory.

– Ruth Sidransky, <em>'In Silence'</em>