May 31, 2000
I see adult sexuality more as an expression of an emotional attitude
than as a function of anatomy.
—Dr. Ruth Berkeley
May 30, 2000
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, / The pen is mightier than the
—Edward Bulwer Lytton
May 29, 2000
Was all my youth—the paper route after school, the stolen moments in the back seats of borrowed cars,
the football workouts, the cramming for finals—meant to end this way, dying in a muddy paddy?
May 28, 2000
[is] the unbearable repartee.
May 27, 2000
The minds of some of our statesmen, like the pupil of the human eye,
contract themselves the more, the stronger light there is shed upon them.
Age is a very high price
to pay for maturity.
May 25, 2000
Wandering between two worlds,—one dead, / The other powerless to be born.
May 24, 2000
kept their books; they kept their faith.
—Isaac Bashevis Singer
May 23, 2000
Whoever has even once become notorious by base
fraud, even if he speaks the truth, gains no belief.
May 22, 2000
To John I owed great obligation; / But John unhappily
thought fit / To publish it to all the nation— / Now I and John are fairly quit.
In the multitude of words
there wanteth not sin.
May 20, 2000
The mysterious … is the source of all true art and science.
Ill habits gather by unseen
degrees,— / As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
May 18, 2000
Great minds have been fostered entirely
by staying close to home. Moses never got further than the Promised Land. Da Vinci and Beethoven never left Europe. Shakespeare
hardly went anywhere at all.
May 17, 2000
Let Hercules himself do what he may, / The cat will mew and dog will
have his day.
May 16, 2000
The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
May 15, 2000
in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
May 14, 2000
springs eternal in the human breast: / Man never is, but always to be blest. / The soul, uneasy and confined from home, /
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
May 13, 2000
Life itself is the proper binge.
The love of learning, the
sequestered nooks, / And all the sweet serenity of books.
—Henry W. Longfellow
Hell is other people.
May 10, 2000
the day of thy power shall the people offer thee free-will-offerings with an holy worship: the dew of thy birth is of the
womb of the morning.
—Book of Common Prayer
May 9, 2000
I would hurl words into the darkness and wait for an echo. If an echo
sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight.
It is impossible to please
all the world and one’s father.
—J. de La Fontaine
May 7, 2000
Truth made you a traitor as it often does in a time of scoundrels.
May 6, 2000
is his own star; and the soul that can / Render an honest and a perfect man / Commands all light, all influence, all fate.
May 5, 2000
largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.
May 4, 2000
How pure the joy, when first my hands
unfold / The small, rare volume, black with tarnished gold!
May 3, 2000
Familiarity with danger makes a brave
man braver, but less daring.
May 2, 2000
The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
May 1, 2000
man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being
—Dr. Viktor E. Frankl