Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wheat and Chaff

So Much Blather

“There are five billion people on Earth, and I should guess that at any given moment one or two billion of us are speaking. And I should further guess that virtually nothing anyone says is memorable.... 

There are times, however, when someone turns a phrase that seems so clever or so apt or so enlightening or so true, that the statement flies from person to person and gives pleasure at each passage. The statement becomes a ‘quotation.’” 

—Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), science fiction author, Isaac Asimov’s Book of Science and Nature Quotations, 1988

Editorial Comment: The rest is called “crap.”

PeezPix by Ted Pease


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