November 13, 2012
"Tragedy is when I cut my finger—comedy is when you walk into and open sewer and die."

Mel Brooks

October 30, 2012
"Make no mistake, I only achieve simplicity with enormous effort."

Clarice Lispector (The Hour of the Star)

October 16, 2012
"There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation."

W. C. Fields

September 9, 2012
"News is something somebody doesn’t want printed; all else is advertising."

William Randolph Hearst

August 15, 2012
"Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them."

Edgar Allan Poe

July 10, 2012
"You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."

Winston Churchill

June 19, 2012
"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink."

George Orwell

June 10, 2012
"If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."

Ray Bradbury

June 5, 2012
"A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool."

— Joseph Roux

May 28, 2012
"Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?"

Henry David Thoreau

May 26, 2012
"Sometimes you just have to do some evil to get by."

— My dad

May 21, 2012
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."

Elbert Hubbard

May 14, 2012
"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser."

John W. Gardner

April 30, 2012
"Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match."

Karl Kraus