"Wear the old coat and buy the new book."
US educator, clergy
("Theory of Preaching")
"Tyranny is always better organised than freedom."
"How long did it take six men to build a wall if three of them took a week? I recall that we spent almost as much time on this problem as the men spent on the wall."
India-born English writer
("My Family and Other Animals")
"It's primarily not an intellectual thing."
US writer, editor, "Rolling Stone" founder
, on rock'n'roll
"I could announce one morning that the world was going to blow up in three hours and people would be calling in about my hair!"
"Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made."
("The Dream Songs")
"The trouble with a man who takes his time is that he takes your time, too."
("The Business of Life")
"We have resolved to endure the unendurable and suffer what is insufferable."
"Means and ends are central. If your means are corroded, your ends will be corroded. And if you're fighting to preserve liberty and you use means that eviscerate our liberties, the end will be corroded, too."
US historian, critic
("Our Children Are Dying")
"Terrorism and negotiations simply don't go together."