“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
“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
“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