In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary
The worst thing about Europe is that you can't go out in the middle of the night and get a Slurpee.
Isn't that a sign of civilisation?
I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry.
Randall Jarrell (1914 - 1965)
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.