The Week, November 29, 2019 – Wit & Wisdom

Wit & Wisdom

The Week included a classic quote of Elayne’s in its Wit & Wisdom column on November 29, 2019, which had been earlier quoted in Forbes Magazine.

“Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.”
Columnist Molly Ivins, quoted in The Virginian-Pilot

“An American will build a house in which to pass his old age and sell it before the roof is on.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, quoted in Lapham’s Quarterly

“Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.”
Roman poet Ovid, quoted in

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
George Orwell, quoted in

“My ancestors wandered in the wilderness for 40 years because even in biblical times, men would not stop to ask directions.”
Comedian Elayne Boosler, quoted in

“When politicians decide to do nothing, they decide to do a great deal in a world that is not standing still.”
Conservationist Norman Myers, quoted in The New York Times

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Author Douglas Adams, quoted in

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