27 July 2011: quotes of the day
I have learned that the greater part of
our misery or unhappiness is
determined not by our circumstance
but by our disposition."
– Martha Washington
"Writing gives you the illusion of control,
and then you realize it’s just an illusion,
that people are going to bring their
own stuff into it."
– David Sedaris
"It is not necessary to understand
things in order to argue about them."
– Pierre Beaumarchais
"Why is this thus? What is the
reason for this thusness?"
– Artemus Ward
"Irrigation of the land with seawater
desalinated by fusion power is
ancient. It’s called ‘rain’."
– Michael McClary