Lance Morrow quotes

  • Leaders make things possible. Exceptional leaders make them inevitable.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Leader #Inevitable #Exceptional

  • People travel because it teaches them things they could learn no other way.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #People #Way #Teach

  • Music is the way our memories sing to us across time.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Music #Memories #Way

  • 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.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Self #Waiting #Robots

  • Everywhere you hang your hat is home. Home is the bright cave under the hat.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Hate #Home #Caves

  • 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.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Sweet #Home #Crowds

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

    #Animal #Rights #Rooms

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

    #Risk #Church

  • Forgiveness frees the forgiver.
    -- Lance Morrow

  • Over the years, he [Everett Dirksen] developed a style of infinitely subtle fustian, whose effect can still be remotely approximated by sipping twelve-year-old bourbon, straight, while reading Dickens aloud, in a sort of sepulchral purr.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Reading #Government #Years

  • 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.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Anchorman #Media #Cameras

  • 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.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Art #Fall #Ideas

  • Africa has a genious for extremes, for the beginning and the end. It seems simultaneously connected to some memory of Eden and to some foretaste of apocalypse. Nowhere is day more vivid or night darker. Nowhere are forests more luxuriant. Nowhere is there a continent more miserable
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Memories #Night #Eden

  • 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.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Modern Life #Might #Mail

  • When man sends colonies into space, he will be able to mount moveable, sun-reflecting mirrors to simulate rhythms of day and night and even the terrestial seasons...But he doubtless will follow the longstanding American habit of thinking that outer space should, as much as possible, resemble Southern California.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Night #Men #Thinking

  • 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.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Country #Work #Ethics

  • Never try to wear a hat that has more character than you do.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Character #Trying #Hats

  • 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.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Catholic #Mind #Religion

  • 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.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Police #Civil Rights #Hammers

  • 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.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Inspirational #Silence #Lasts

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

    #Forgiveness #Past #Forgiving

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

    #Clarity #Window #Abstinence

  • 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.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Real #Doors #History

  • The kiss is a wordless articulation of desire whose object lies in the future, and somewhat to the south.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Lying #Kissing #Desire

  • Walter Duranty helped to turn the monster Stalin into a world figure and a hero of the leftistWestern intelligentsia by defending the bloodbath of the Soviet Union from its critics in the now famous: "You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Hero #Ukraine #Eggs

  • 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.
    -- Lance Morrow

    #Death #Book #Extinction

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

    #Moving #Years #Goal