The Week (US)

Wit & Wisdom


“Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down

to your level.”

Writer Quentin Crisp, quoted in

“Imaginatio­n is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imaginatio­n encircles the world.” Albert Einstein, quoted in Discover

“Nobody who says ‘I told you so’ will ever be a hero.” Ursula K. Le Guin, quoted in The Browser

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner

has a future.”

Oscar Wilde, quoted in Lapham’s Quarterly

“If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.” Edgar Allan Poe, quoted in

“Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him.” Aldous Huxley, quoted in Investor’s Business Daily

“I’ve never put much store by honesty. I mean, how can you trust a word whose first letter you don’t

even pronounce?” Writer Lorrie Moore, quoted in

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