Pithy quote of the day

July 19, 2010

In a world that turns on disagreement, Roger Ebert cuts to the chase:

The one thing you can never be wrong about is your own opinion. It’s when you start giving your reasons that you lay yourself open.

Of course, that’s never a problem for people who don’t have reasons for their opinions.

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Wise-ass quote of the day

July 15, 2010

From Dave Letterman:

“Rush Limbaugh sold his New York City apartment for $11 million. The apartment comes with a very narrow view. It overlooks the flaws of the Republican Party.”

I have often thought that prejudice involves overlooking the flaws in yourself as much as—or more than—exaggerating the flaws in other people.