January 19, 2016 at 4:56 PM
What would you do if someone planted a dark chocolate patch in your backyard and would not have you try it?
My daughter, reply to my wife complains about the deer eating her flowers
January 1, 2016 at 8:20 PM
Economists don’t forecast because they know, they forecast because they are asked
John K. Galbraith quoted by The Economist in Low and behold
September 28, 2014 at 11:23 AM
these days, if I need any coding done, I use the extremely high-level programming language called “undergrad”
Scott Aaronson in Do theoretical computer scientists despise practitioners?
May 23, 2014 at 4:45 PM
…Mr Broun, who accuses Mr Obama of wanting to uphold the Soviet constitution—one of several remarks that might baffle swing voters.
The Economist in ‘Squawk before you can run’
May 11, 2014 at 6:34 PM
Evils which are patiently endured when they seem inevitable become intolerable once the idea of escape from them is suggested
Alexis de Tocqueville, quoted by The Economist in ‘Beware of europhoria’
April 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM
I was hoping for a happy ending
My wife, after finishing watching ‘Hamlet’
April 5, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Being in love is easy, being married is not
Ma Yili, wife of Chinese actor Wen Zhang, quoted by The Economist
March 29, 2014 at 11:04 AM
. . . Dr Abdullah Abdullah . . . who got his second name only because newspaper sub-editors in the West could not contend with his lack of a surname.
The Economist in ‘Runners and riders’
February 23, 2014 at 5:05 PM
In Brazil even the past is unpredictable
Pedro Malan, former Brazilian finance minister, quoted by The Economist in ‘The past is epilogue’