Lord Chesterfield – British Statesman 1694 – 1773
Russell Baker – American journalist 1925-2019
A book is like a man: clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.
~ John Steinbeck – American author 1902-1968
Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.
Susan Sontag – American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004