My clearest recollection of a long-ago interview with Thomas A. Edison is of a single sentence that was painted and hung on a wall in his room. In effect, the sentence was, “It is remarkable to what lengths people will go to avoid thought.” That is tragically true. Some of think, more of us think we think, and most of us don’t even think of thinking. The result is a somewhat cockeyed world.
Each generation produces its squad of “moderns” with peashooters to attack Gibraltar.
Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments.
There is a singing ecstasy in good work.
No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things.
Wondering Whom to Read Next?
- Truman Capote American Novelist
- Cecil B. DeMille American Filmmaker
- William Goldman Hollywood Screenwriter
- William Saroyan American Playwright, Novelist
- Ben Hecht American Screenwriter
- Hans Hofmann American Painter
- Don DeLillo American Author
- A. E. Hotchner American Author, Playwright
- Joseph Heller American Novelist
- Moss Hart American Playwright