Every artist wants his work to be permanent. But what is The Aswan Dam covered some of the greatest art in the world. Venice is sinking. Great books and pictures were lost in the Florence floods. In the meantime we still enjoy butterflies.Romare Beardon
Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and archive mythology of its past or of a past borrowed from other cultures. It tests its sense of identity, of regress or new achievement, against that past.George Steiner
If you speak the truth, keep a foot in the stirrup.Turkish Proverb
One of the great mistakes that can be made by a man of my age is to get involved in athletic competition with children--unless, of course, they are under six. And even then, stay away from hide-and-seek.Bill Cosby, Time Flies
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.Socrates
There are four kinds of Homicide felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
Courage in danger is half the battle.
If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.