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Reading someone else's newspap...

Reading someone else's newspaper is like sleeping with someone else's wife. Nothing seems to be precisely in the right place, and when you find what you are looking for, it is not clear then how to respond to it.

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The better class of Briton lik...

The better class of Briton likes to send his children away to school until they're old and intelligent enough to come home again. Then they're too old and intelligent to want to.

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I've often thought that my scr...

I've often thought that my scruples about stealing books were the only thing that stood in the way of my being a really great scholar.

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English history is all about m...

English history is all about men liking their fathers, and American history is all about men hating their fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did.

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On many American campuses the ...

On many American campuses the only qualification for admission was the ability actually to find the campus and then discover a parking space.

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But you are involved in the wo...

But you are involved in the world, and your actions have consequences for other people, and if you don't recognize that, then that's the supreme kind of cruelty. Everyone shares someone else's fate to some extent.

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To put it another way: a confe...

To put it another way: a conference is an elite meeting on equal terms; a congress is a group of elites meeting on opposite terms; a convention is a mob meeting on equal terms; a course is an elite instructing a mob; and a colloquium is a group capable of considering all these phenomena.

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Актеры, проходившие пробы на роль Остапа Бендера в "12 стульях" Гайдая

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На роль Остапа Бендера в комедии Гайдая "12 стульев" претендовали более ста актеров! Правда, в интернете иногда указывают и 200. Стоит ли говорить, какую работу пришлось провести съемочной группе, что...