Enfolded in Purple

“He wrapped himself in quotations — as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.”

— Rudyard Kipling

I, Emperor Alan, aka the Lazy Blogger, declare a day of wisdom.
Or at least a blog post of quotes from a bunch of wise guys.

Ken Kesey“Can the few beat the evil in society?
Yes, because, ‘We can count the number of seeds in an apple but not the number of apples in a seed.’ “

— Ken Kesey


Mark Twain“I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”

“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”

Mark Twain

Winston Churchill

“I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend … if you have one.”
 — George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

“Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second … if there is one.”
— Winston Churchill, in response

A Few Choice Insults

“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”
— William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.”
— Oscar Wilde

“He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.”
— Billy Wilder

Groucho Marx“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening — but this wasn’t it.”
Groucho Marx

About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.
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