I passionately hate the idea of being "with it"; I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.

Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories: those that don't work, those that break down, and those that get lost.

De La Lastra's Law

After the last of 16 mounting screws has been removed from an access cover, it will be discovered that the wrong access cover has been removed.

Harry Shearer

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?

G. M. Trevelyan

Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.

He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.


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