Harry Hope's Saloon

This blog takes it's name from the setting for O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh -- a lousy gin-mill; a smoked-out, greasy dive where the habitues have all landed, it seems, permanently. Their lives, in each case, are paralyzed by fear and laziness. Like my own.

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Three More Quotes

Happy are those who live under a discipline which they accept without question, who freely obey the orders of leaders, spiritual or temporal, whose word is freely accepted as unbreakable law; or those who have, by their own methods, arrived at clear and unshakeable convictions about what to do and what to be that brook no possible doubt. I can only say that those who rest on such comfortable beds of dogma are victims of forms of self-induced myopia, blinkers that may make for contentment, but not for understanding of what it is to be human.

-- Sir Isaiah Berlin, 1988

Honestly, I think we should just trust our president in every decision that he makes and we should just support that, you know? And just be faithful in what happens.

-- Britney Spears, 2003

No doubt ... I have no doubt

-- George W. Bush, 2004 ... according to Bob woodward, now of the Washington Post, during a personal interview when the reporter/writer asked whether the death of American soldiers and the lament of their families might ever upset his presidential slumber.


At 1:19 AM, Blogger J. Goard said...

Brings to mind a quote from one of the seminal libertarian works:

“When the word leader, or leadership, returns to current use, it connotes a relapse into barbarism. For a civilized people, it is the most ominous word in any language.”

--Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine


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