“Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types.”
—Georg Brandes, critic and scholar (4 Feb 1842-1927).
“Some of the greatest minds have been left out of history because they were women.”
“If only the sun-drenched celebrities are being noticed and worshiped, then our children are going to have a tough time seeing the value in the shadows, where the thinkers, probers and scientists are keeping society together.”
—Rita Dove, poet (b. 28 Aug 1952).
“What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.”
—Boris Pasternak, poet and novelist (10 Feb 1890-1960).
“Diplomacy is the opposite of writing. You have to disperse yourself so much.”
“Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking.”
~Ludwig Von Mises.
“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?”