Did he really say that?

The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = GEORGE CARLIN...Stained glass, engraved glass, frosted glass–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS...Nothing is more fluid than language = R.L.SWIHART

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Ultimate Lever

Vanity: You are the lever by means of which Archimedes wished to lift the earth.

-Mikhail Lermontov
A Hero of Our Time

Translated by Vladimir Nabokov

If perchance Archimedes could re-create this feat in 2013,
something would have to be done about his hair.

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