Quotes April 25, 2022

A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
Camille Paglia
 
 
 
 
“Sitting is to be thought of as a compromise position since man in his natural habitat functions best when he is either erect and moving or supine and resting… Many of our ailments are by-products of sitting.”
American industrial designer and ergonomics pioneer Niels Diffrient
 
 
 
 
“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”
Carl Sagan
 
 
 
 
“Laws are the spider’s webs which, if anything small falls into them they ensnare it, but large things break through and escape.
Solon (a Greek lawgiver, c.600 BC)”
 
 
 
 
Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food.
Douglas Adams
 
 
 
 
Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
Stephen Fry
 
 
 
 
Kindle Singles is publishing on skates. It prints like lightning; our book meets readers in hours. I’ve spent so many years waiting for publishers to consider whether they wanted to print a book of mine, making contracts, taking months to fit it into the Fall list or the Spring list, fitting it into an advertising plan.
Richard Bach
 
 
 
 
Truth is more deceptive than falsehood, for it is more frequently presented by those from whom we do not expect it, and so has against it a numerical presumption.
Ambrose Bierce
 
 
 
 
I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world.
Mindy Kaling
 
 
 
 
I love romantic comedies. I like to watch them and I like to be in them. It’s something that’s increasingly difficult to find that spark of originality that makes if different than the ones that come before.
Julia Roberts
 
 
 
 
Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.
Marilyn Jager Adams
 
 
 
 
“Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you are right. Some people are offended by equality…. I’m not doing it for the 200 egos in the room, I’m doing it for the 200 million people who aren’t winning awards, who aren’t millionaires….If you can laugh in the face of adversity, you are bulletproof.”
Ricky Gervais