No vacation goes unpunished.
– Karl A. Hakkarainen
Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Source: Hindustan Times dated 31 March 2010.
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Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
– Oscar Wilde
Source: Hindustan Times, dated March 29, 2010.
By the time I’d grown up, I naturally supposed that I’d be grown up. – Eve Babitz.
We will all make them
in several takes.
What’s there not to forgive
but a waste of divine.
Standard English is a convenient abstraction, like the average man. -George Leslie Brook, English professor, author (1910-1987)
A beautiful thing is never perfect – Egyptian proverb
In an earlier stage of our development most human groups held to a tribal ethic. Members of the tribe were protected, but people of other tribes could be robbed or killed as one pleased. Gradually the circle of protection expanded, but as recently as 150 years ago we did not include blacks. So African human beings could be captured, shipped to America, and sold. In Australia white settlers regarded Aborigines as a pest and hunted them down, much as kangaroos are hunted down today. Just as we have progressed beyond the blatantly racist ethic of the era of slavery and colonialism, so we must now progress beyond the speciesist ethic of the era of factory farming, of the use of animals as mere research tools, of whaling, seal hunting, kangaroo slaughter, and the destruction of wilderness. We must take the final step in expanding the circle of ethics. –Peter Singer, philosopher, professor of bioethics (b. 1946)
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings — always darker, emptier, and simpler. -Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900).