Wednesday, March 23, 2016

H. L. Mencken

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Shana Alexander

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.


Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Louis C.K.

The only time you look in your neighbor's bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don't look in your neighbor's bowl to see if you have as much as them.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Charles Bukowski

For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Garrison Keillor

They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.

Friday, July 11, 2014