Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I started to think and then I was all, "This is too hard!"

The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
- HL Mencken

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.
- Robertson Davies


Chaucer's Bitch said...

awesome quotes. gotta love HL Menken.

Michael said...


Ur-spo said...

i love robertson davies, and that sounds quite like him!
thank you for the quotes.