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  • All human beings are practicing historians.

  • In the biblical story of creation, chaos came before shapes and forms.

  • A beaver does not, as legend would have it, know which direction the tree will fall when he cuts it, but counts on alacrity to make up for lack of engineering expertise.

  • [On women as priests:] It has always seemed very odd to me that this particular sphere of activity should remain a male closed shop, seeing that, to judge from church attendance, women are the more religious sex — while our criminal statistics make quite clear that they are the least wicked.

  • God said, 'When one man and one woman shine together, it makes the most perfect light.'

  • Grudges are bridges with faulty spans. Falling off one is a lot more rewarding than getting stuck on the other side.

  • One never knows when one is old for certain.

  • The idea that it is necessary to go to a university in order to become a successful writer, or even a man or woman of letters (which is by no means the same thing), is one of those phantasies that surround authorship.