A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. Steve Martin
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Joseph Brodsky
Short History: Born in Leningrad in 1940 (so he was a year younger than my father who was not born in Leningrad) He became a poet and eventually thrown out of the Soviet Union as a dissident. 1987 awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity”. (Someone I should definitely take the time to read.) Died 1996 after being reunited with his family when the Soviet Union collapsed.
Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. P. J. O’Rourke
Government is the people’s business and every man, woman and child becomes a shareholder with the first penny of tax paid.” Ronald Reagan