More Great Epstein Quotes
“If one way to make friends is to show a great interest in other people, showing such an interest, however artificial is might be at the outset, can before long issue in genuine interest.” Once More Around the Block [Channeling C.S. Lewis and his chapter, “Let’s Pretend,” in Mere Christianity.]
“In his diary the snobbish Chips Cannon reports once having two queens dine at his home on the same evening, but, in his utter elation, he became too drunk to recall anything about the evening.” Once More Around the Block.
“Once, when [George] Szell stormed out of the Metropolitan Opera, someone said that he was his own worst enemy. To which Rudolf Bing responded, ‘Not while I’m alive.'” Once More Around the Block.
“For the true talker, there is no listening–only waiting.” A Line Out for a Walk.
“Evelyn Waugh once described cowards in World War II as having an insufficient death wish.” A Line Out for a Walk.
“I shiver at the thought of what my apartment would resemble if I lived alone. Harry Wolfson, the great Harvard scholar, who was a bachelor and a man of wide interests, is said to have kept books in his refrigerator.” A Line Out for a Walk.
“No one absorbed in a book is really lonely.” A Line Out for a Walk.
“A wise man whose name I cannot recall said that one picks up newspapers in anticipation and inevitably sets them down in disappointment.” A Line Out for a Walk.
“Hell, I assume, will be full of newspapers, a fresh edition of each published every thirty seconds, so that no one will ever feel caught up.” A Line Out for a Walk.Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList