Words Of Wisdom
Recently, I bought a book at a temporary stall set up in the entrance to a Salvation Army hospital. It cost $11.99, and in retrospect I should have bought more of their books. It is called "8000 Things You Should Know", and thanks to plagiarism, it could supply blog material for as long as I live. I suppose not all 8000 will be "words of wisdom", but undoubtedly some of them will. In the spirit of that book, here are a few other insightful (and pithy) remarks. These are taken from an old clipping of unknown origin, and I hereby borrow them for "my" column.
- Mark Twain: Golf is a good walk spoiled.
- Lily Tomlin: The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you are still a rat.
- Groucho Marx: Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
- Voltaire: The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
- Gioacchino Rossini: How wonderful opera would be if there were no singers.
- John Ciardi: There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.
- Woody Allen: I took a speed reading course and read "War and Peace" in 20 minutes. It involves Russia.
- Dorothy Parker: Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
- G.K. Chesterton: To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it.