Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Paul McFedries (WORD SPY, Broadway Books, NY)wrote:

Language wears many hats, but its most important job is to help us name or describe what's in the world.

The Mind Gym wrote (Give me Time, Time Warner Books):

"Finish things. A job half done is a lot of effort wasted."

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Carl Honore wrote in "In Praise of SLOW" (Orionbooks):

Doing two things at once seems so clever, so efficient, so modern. And yet what it often means is doing two things not very well.Like many people, I read the paper while watching TV- and find that I get less out of both.

Monday, February 26, 2007

--Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote

(quoted in dedication of Atlas of Orthopedic Pathology, 2nd Ed by Peter G. Bullough, Gower Medical Publishing):

And many more, whose names on
Earth are dark,
But whose transmitted effluence can
not die,
So long as fire outlives the parent spark.