Here are some of my favorite quotes.

The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.

—Daniel J. Boorstin

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.

—George Orwell

If you don’t get what you want, it’s a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.

—Rudyard Kipling

As a circle of light increases so does the circumference of darkness around it.

—–Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist, philosopher and author (1879 -1955)

An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.

—J.D. Salinger

豊かな感情を楽しみ、複雑な感情と格闘しないのならば、そういう人は動物に 戻ってしまえばいい。

“If we yearn to live affluent lives without complexity or fighting, we should return to being animals.”

—Reference lost

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man.

—Benjamin Franklin