Quotes of the Day

Selected from Michael Moncur's Collection of Quotations - August 17, 2013
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)  
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
Umberto Eco (1932 - )  
The world only goes round by misunderstanding.
Charles Baudelaire (1821 - 1867)  
Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
Michael Crichton (1942 - 2008), Caltech Michelin Lecture, January 17, 2003  
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