A Small Assortment of Skeptical Observations

Sunday, August 3, 2006 – A Small Assortment of Skeptical Observations

 

To achieve the impossible dream, try going to sleep. ~ Joan Klempner

 

Thought: Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage. ~ Woody Allen

 

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. ~ A. J. Liebling

 

Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations. ~ Orson Welles

 

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. ~ W. H. Auden

 

The squeaking wheel doesn’t always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced. ~ Vic Gold

 

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art. ~ Tom Stoppard

 

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. ~ H. L. Mencken

 

Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn’t block traffic. ~ Dan Rather

 

I just need enough to tide me over until I need more. ~ Bill Hoest

 

It’s time for the human race to enter the solar system. ~ Dan Quayle

 

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person. ~ William Feather

 

There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all. ~ Robert Orben

 

The future is much like the present, only longer. ~ Dan Quisenberry

 

A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat. ~ P. J. O’Rourke

 

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other. ~ Honore de Balzac

 

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money. ~ Mark Twain

 

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. ~ H. L. Mencken

 

 

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