Joseph Granville quotes

  • A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.

  • The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

  • Some of my academic friends think Ive fallen from a very special grace.

  • Indo-European peoples and Semitic peoples are today still completely different... Jews almost everywhere form a special society... Muslims (the Semitic spirit is today represented mainly by Islam) and the Europeans stand face to face like two beings of different species, having nothing common in the way of thinking and feeling...

  • Those seven years in the cloister were the key to my life.

  • I place my fingers upon these keys typing 2,000 dreams per minute and naked of spirit dance forth my cosmic vortex upon this crucifix called language.

  • Language is the key to the heart of people.

  • I've always believed it's important to make the invisible visible. And valuing that which has been taken for granted is something that I've always instinctually known is the key to the kind of society I want to live in and raise my children in.

  • But there's a beginning in an end, you know? It's true that you can't reclaim what you had, but you can lock it up behind you. Start fresh.

  • I like to think I'm a listener, and I'm fascinated by observing people - I suppose you just lock that in.