September 30, 2000
A boy’s will is the wind’s will, / And the thoughts of youth
are long, long thoughts.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
September 29, 2000
The best readers come to fiction to be free of
… all that isn’t fiction.
September 28, 2000
Gather leaves and grasses, / Love, to-day; /
For the Autumn passes / Soon away. / Chilling winds are blowing. / It will soon be snowing.
September 27, 2000
is my aim, and every effort bent, that the sum and history of my life, which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too,
shall be them both: He made the books and he died.
September 26, 2000
Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon….
which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
Luther King, Jr
September 25, 2000
Fall on me like a silent dew, / Or like those maiden showers / Which, by the peep of day, do strew / A baptism
o’er the flowers.
September 24, 2000
If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been
September 23, 2000
Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.
—C. Northcote Parkinson
September 22, 2000
is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom.
September 21, 2000
Toughness doesn’t have to come in a pinstripe
September 20, 2000
Simon and Schuster runs a sales contest every year. The winners get to keep their jobs.
September 19, 2000
A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas—a
place where history comes to life.
September 18, 2000
Where wealth and freedom reign contentment fails, / And honour sinks
where commerce long prevails.
September 17, 2000
We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing
dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same…. One becomes in some area an athlete
September 16, 2000
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
September 15, 2000
laws, however stringent, can make the idle industrious, the thriftless provident, or the drunken sober.
September 14, 2000
the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves / For a bright manhood, there is no such word / As “fail.”
September 13, 2000
Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion
and grows by dispersion.
—Daniel J. Boorstin
September 12, 2000
The fallyng out of faithfull frends is the renuyng of loue.
September 11, 2000
I so tall to reach the pole, / Or grasp the ocean with my span, / I must be measured by my soul: / The mind ’s the standard
of the man.
September 10, 2000
The cliché is a hackneyed idiom that hopes that it can still palm itself off as a fresh response.
September 9, 2000
remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
September 8, 2000
like a photograph, develops in darkness.
September 7, 2000
We’re drowning in information and starving
—Rutherford D. Rogers
September 6, 2000
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
September 5, 2000
mark, learn, and inwardly digest.
—Book of Common Prayer
September 4, 2000
The day when the air in America’s suburbs
smells the same from sea to shining sea, flavored by a billion backyard barbecues.
—New York Times
No sooner is a temple built
to God, but the Devil builds a chapel hard by.
September 2, 2000
Water, water, everywhere / Atlantic and
Pacific / But New York City’s got them beat / Our aqua is terrific!
Classical quotation is the
parole of literary men all over the world.