The words you speak today should be soft and tender. . . for tomorrow you may have to eat them.
In a true zero-defects approach, there are no unimportant items.
Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.
Very little is known about the War of 1812 because the Americans lost it.
When women kiss, it always reminds me of prizefighters shaking hands.
You can't learn too soon that the most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency.
A little learning is a dangerous thing but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
Canada is a country so square that even the female impersonators are women.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs.
If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.