There's supposedly a Chinese curse that goes "May you live in interesting times." Well, the year 2020 has proved to be a lot more interesting than anyone expected, or wanted.
With that in mind, I thought I'd share some quotes I've gathered over the past few months that have helped me understand exactly how "interesting" our times have become.
- "Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so." --Gore Vidal
- "Behind every great fortune is a crime." --Honoré de Balzac
- "Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket." --Eric Hoffer
- "If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time." --Edith Wharton
- "It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich." --Alan Alda
- "Learning is not compulsory and neither is survival." --W. Edwards Deming
- "Life is rarely a choice between good and bad, but bad and worse." --Steve Shahbazian
- "No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong." --François de La Rochefoucauld
- "Nobody ever lost money underestimating the intelligence or taste of the American people." --H.L. Mencken
- "Seeing ourselves as others see us would probably confirm our worst suspicions about them." --Franklin P. Adams
- "The truth brings no man a fortune." --Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- "There's a sucker born every minute." --P.T. Barnum
- "What most people don't seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one." --Rhett Butler
- "Vote like your life depends on it" --Barack Obama