Heute vor 156 wurde Logan Pearsall Smith geboren, der amerikanische Essayist und Kritiker, dessen Aphorismen es sogar auf diesen Blog geschafft haben. Aus gegebenem Anlass, hier ein paar zum Denken und Schmunzeln:

The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consist in nothing more than the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives a meaning to our life on this unavailing star.

What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.

Whiskey has killed more men than bullets, but most men would rather be full of whiskey than bullets.

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, Idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?

Mein neuer Favorit: Thank heavens, the sun has gone in and I don’t have to go out and enjoy it.

Und natürlich: People say that life is the thing but I prefer reading.

And very merry felicitations auch an alle anderen, die heute ihren Geburtstag feiern!