Joseph Heller

"Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them." -Joseph Heller

"Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae." -Kurt Vonnegut

"We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams." -Arthur O'Shaughnessy

"But that's all everyone talks about - why MTV's not good, why radio's not good. And the answer is really because whatever you want to call it - blues, country, folk - isn't around any more. That's why everyone's so mad, and I'm tired of it being my job to bring it back." -Jack White of The White Stripes

"History, as well as life itself, is complicated; neither life nor history is an enterprise for those who seek simplicity and consistency." -Jared Diamond

E.O. Wilson

"This planet can be a paradise in the 22nd century." -E.O. Wilson

"Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel...the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself. To be nobody-but-yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." -E.E. Cummings