Quote du jour

A thought to carry you into the weekend: This one’s old hat to a number of people in the writing industry, but it’s still lovely. (And if you’re not familiar with Edward Tufte, go look him up.)

Power corrupts. PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.
~Edward Tufte

Quote du jour

“I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me.” –Hunter S. Thompson

A Heinlein quote worth repeating

Everyone’s heard Heinlein quotes. When we were younger, we may have even quoted them with a straight face. Frankly, they’re a little embarrassing because you tend to sound like a teenage boy when you say them and they’re a trifle hackneyed these days as well.

However, I read today a really first-rate Heinlein quote that I’m happy to repeat:

The best sentence in the English language starts
“Pay to the order of….”