[If The Britannica Has Taught Me Anything, It's To Be More Careful. I Don't Want To Turn Into An Unseemly Noun Or Verb Or Adjective Someday. I Don't Want To Be Like Charles Boycott, The Landlord In Ireland Who Refused To Lower Rents During A Famine, Leading To The Original Boycott. I Don't Want To Be Like Charles Lynch, Who Headed An Irregular Court That Hung Loyalists During The Revolutionary War. I Can't Have "Jacobs" Be A Verb That Means Staying Home All The Time Or Washing Your Hands Too Frequently.]

Author: A.J. Jacobs Quotes

Related Authors

Stephen Mangan Quotes

"I had an inspirational teacher at my junior school: Peter Nixon. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and slightly scary - a good combination for a teacher."

Larisa Oleynik Quotes

"If I had to choose, Id choose my friends over my career."

Tom Paulin Quotes

"Hitler bombed London into submission but in fact it created a sense of national solidarity."

Gail White Quotes

"Why do I go outside at one a.m.and search the stars as though Id numbered them?"

GG Bella Quotes

"Always believe in good and happiness. Never except "I cant" Always say I can.."

Walter B Pitkin Quotes

"You will get little or nothing from the printed page if you bring it nothing but your eye."

Anatol Lieven Quotes

"The past has a way of walking around in the present, behaving as if it were alive."

Saurabh Dudeja Quotes

"If you are born weak, its not your mistake. If you die weak, its your mistake."

Augustin Louis Cauchy Quotes

"As for methods I have sought to give them all the rigour that one requires in geometry, so as never to have recourse to the reasons drawn from the generality of algebra."

Related Topics

Quotes About Teleri

"Sert öğretmenlerin güvendiği de buydu. Siz daha ağzınız açıp itiraz edemeden otoritelerinin ağırlığıyla sizi ezeceklerine güvenirlerdi.(syf. 194)" - Author: Lili St. Crow

Quotes About Praise And Encouragement

"In ones relationship with dogs and with a newsroom, a generous amount of praise and encouragement goes much better than criticism." - Author: Jill Abramson

Quotes About Shelf Life

"Mom is losing, no doubt, because our vegetables have come to lack two features of interest: nutrition and flavor. Storage and transport take predictable tolls on the volatile plant compounds that subtly add up to taste and food value. Breeding to increase shelf life also has tended to decrease palatability. Bizarre as it seems, weve accepted a tradeoff that amounts to: "Give me every vegetable in every season, even if it tastes like a cardboard picture of its former self." - Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Quotes About Borges Argentina

"I am told that César Aira writes two books a year, at least, some of which are published by a little Argentinean company named Beatriz Viterbo, after the character in Borgess story "The Aleph." The books of his that I have been able to find were published by Mondadori and and Tusquets Argentina. Its frustrating, because once youve started reading Aira, you dont want to stop. His novels seem to put the theories of Gombrowicz into practice, except, and the difference is fundamental, that Gombrowicz was the abbot of a luxurious imaginary monastery, while Aira is a nun or novice among the Discalced Carmelites of the Word. Sometimes he is reminiscent of Roussel (Roussel on his knees in a bath red with blood), but the only living writer to whom he can be compared is Barcelonas Enrique Vila-Matas. Aira is an eccentric, but he is also one of the three or four best writers working in Spanish today." - Author: Roberto Bolaño

Quotes About City Of Ember

"Are you listening, Jasper? Sometimes youll be walking in the city late at night, and a woman walking in front of you will spin her head around and then cross the street simply because some members of your gender rape women and molest children!" - Author: Steve Toltz

Quotes About Native American Life

"[Two respondents] minimized the assimilationist implications of the dominant account; Russ Silver rejects the idea entirely.I have no interest in being accepted. I consider this system corrupt, and I dont want to be accepted by it. Were in this together. Faggots, junkies, women, blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians, dont you see it? Dont you see that our white male government doesnt care about us? When I say this it shocks coat-and-tie lesbians and gay men everywhere. Well, Im sorry, folks; if you had AIDS you would know what I know: The government doesnt give a goddamn cent for a faggots life." - Author: Vera Whisman

Quotes About Smile And Happiness

"But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people--first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy." - Author: Albert Einstein

Quotes About Poser

"If I belong to a tradition, it is a tradition that makes the masterpiece tell the performer what to do, and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like, or the composer what he ought to have composed." - Author: Alfred Brendel

Quotes About Natured

"I am the best-natured creature in the world, and yet I have already killed three, and of these three two were priests." - Author: Voltaire

Quotes About Thirst

"We all have a thirst for wonder. Its a deeply human quality. Science and religion are both bound up with it. What Im saying is, you dont have to make stories up, you dont have to exaggerate. Theres wonder and awe enough in the real world. Natures a lot better at inventing wonders than we are." - Author: Carl Sagan