The most important key in history

3 December 2017

I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It’s not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It’s the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is ‘Delete.’

Elayne Boosler

There are good book

1 December 2017

There are good books and there are bad books, period, that’s the distinction.

Norton Juster

It’s hostile

30 November 2017

It’s hostile in that you’re trying to make somebody see something the way you see it, trying to impose your idea, your picture. It’s hostile to try to wrench around someone else’s mind that way.

Joan Didion

And here I say to parents

29 November 2017

And here I say to parents, especially to wealthy parents, ‘Don’t give your son money. As far as you can afford it, give him horses.’ No one ever came to grief except honourable grief through riding horses. No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle. Young men have often been ruined through owning horses, or through backing horses, but never through riding them unless of course they break their necks, which, taken at a gallop, is a very good death to die.

Winston Churchill


22 November 2017

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

William Arthur Ward

Devoted to Service

19 November 2017
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A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.

Henry Ford


18 November 2017

Anyone can love a perfect place. Loving Baltimore takes some resilience.

Laura Lippman

I love a big, character-rich story

17 November 2017

I love a big, character-rich story with a dark heart, with a compelling mystery or some kind of ticking clock at its center. I want to be lured in by prose, captured by character, and bound by stellar plotting to keep turning the pages.

Lisa Unger


16 November 2017

Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.

George Orwell

If you give me six lines

15 November 2017

If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him.

Cardinal Richelieu

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