The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative.Edward Abbey Vox Clamans in Deserto
Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.Noah Webster
I swear to the LordI still can't seeWhy Democracy meansEverybody but me.Langston Hughes, uThe Black Man Speaksu
If you want to sue somebody, just get a little plastic skeleton and lay it in their yard. Then tell them their ants ate your baby.Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.Marcus Valerius Martialis
I'm bilingual. I speak English and I speak educationese.Shirley Mount Hufstedler
There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same.
If you explore beneath shyness or party chit-chat, you can sometimes turn a dull exchange into an intriguing one. I've found this to be particularly true in the case of professors or intellectuals, who are full of fascinating information, but need encouragement before they'll divulge it.