Newell Dwight Hillis quotes

  • Shun fear, it is the ague of the soul! a passion man created for himself--for sure that cramp of nature could not dwell in the warm realms of glory.

  • I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.

  • Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.

  • And introduce an element of cynicism and darkness into it and just realize that we're all vulnerable. We are humans. There is a finite end to this life and we're all going to face it and a little silliness can help.

  • The absurd is essentially a divorce. It lies in neither of the elements compared; it is born of their confrontation.

  • Sometimes a piece of music in the score isn't effective. When a score is too well finished with too many elements, sometimes it's too much.

  • My painting occurs when I think of two disparate elements.

  • History gets thicker as it approaches recent times: more people, more events, and more books written about them. More evidence is preserved, often, one is tempted to say, too much. Decay and destruction have hardly begun their beneficent work.

  • History is not a catalogue but...a convincing version of events.

  • It's customary when great events happen that the U.S. punishes its friends and rewards its enemies.