Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Edmund Burke, statesman and writer (1729-1797 )
Tolerably early in life I discovered that one of the unpardonable sins, in the eyes of most people, is for a man to presume to go about unlabelled. The world regards such a person as the police do an unmuzzled dog, not under proper control.
Thomas Henry Huxley, biologist and writer (1825-1895 )
Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pat?.
Margaret Atwood, novelist and poet (b. 1939 )
The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.
Lorraine Hansberry, playwright and painter (1930-1965 )
I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.
Kurt Vonnegut, jr., writer (1922- )
Like cars in amusement parks, our direction is often determined through collisions.
Yahia Lababidi, author (b. 1973 )
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.
H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956 )
It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704 )
Every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet (1807-1882 )
A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, poet, novelist, essayist, and physician (1809-1894 )