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.
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.