Lance Morrow Quotes


As they marched the crowds lining the route broke into applause a sweet and deeply felt spontaneous pattering that was a sort of communal embrace. Welcome home.

A rattlesnake loose in the living room tends to end all discussion of animal rights.

Abstinence is a window of clarity through which one can better find one's work and one's mate.

The Church became both more accessible and less imposing. It threw itself open to risk.

The kiss is a wordless articulation of desire whose object lies in the future and somewhat to the south.

The television anchorman Dan Rather turns up in rag-top native drag in Afghanistan the surrogate of our culture with his camera crew intrepid as Sir Richard Burton sneaking into Mecca.

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22 1963. It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign trap door in American culture and the wild bats flapped out.

Music is the way our memories sing to us across time.

The busybodies have begun to infect American society with a nasty intolerance - a zeal to police the private lives of others and hammer them into standard forms - A Nation of Finger Pointers.

Religious hatreds tend to be merciless and absolute.

The jumbo jet is the airborne equivalent of the interstate highway...One might as well be stuffed into a cartridge and shot through a pneumatic tube like interoffice mail.

Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past by old grievances that do not permit life to proceed with new business.

Everywhere you hang your hat is home. Home is the bright cave under the hat.

Never forget the power of silence that massively disconcerting pause which goes on and on and may at last induce an opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.

Never forget the power of silence that massively disconcerting pause which goes on and on and may last induce an opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.

Vatican II was a force that seized the mind of the Roman Catholic Church and carried it across centuries from the 13th to the 20th.

Handwriting is civilization's casual encephalogram.

Human ingenuity has given centuries to the goal of ensuring that the human body might move around at an even 68 degrees all year.

Would it be anything like a literary disaster if Gore Vidal were to fall silent? Easy. No. In fact there is something to be said for the idea.

For now we assume that self-evolving robots will learn to mimic human traits including eventually humor. And so I can't wait to hear the first joke that one robot tells to another robot.

Leaders make things possible. Exceptional leaders make them inevitable.

One can live with the thought of one's own death. It is the thought of the death of the words and books that is terrifying for that is the deeper extinction.

As American productivity once the exuberant engine of national wealth has dipped to an embarrassingly uncompetitive low Americans have shaken their heads: the country's old work ethic is dead.

Forgiveness frees the forgiver.

Never try to wear a hat that has more character than you do.

A day cannot live in infamy without the nourishment of rage. Let's have rage.

He vanished to the public in order to materialize for his family.

People travel because it teaches them things they could learn no other way.