Ah, Buzzkillers, good old Oscar Wilde, the author of so many excellent plays, novels, and poems. Dripping with epigrams, Oscar entertained literary circles in London, Paris and Dublin with his wit, often pairing philosophical [...]
I try, every day, to live up to my name -- Professor Buzzkill. Some days are easier than others, and this is certainly one of those. People often take the quotation "It's better to [...]
Churchill: “Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” Quote or No Quote?
The exact wording of the "Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all other possibilities" quote varies a little bit from time to time, but it [...]
Lawrence Peter Berra was born in St. Louis in 1925 and went on to become one of the most famous players in baseball history. In his 18 years with the New [...]
Albert Einstein: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein was one of the most significant scientific geniuses of the 20th century. His theories helped scientists break through some of the barriers to our understanding the physical world and [...]
P. T. Barnum, the famous 19th century American showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, is often quoted as saying "there's a sucker born every minute." This "quote" is [...]
Harry Truman was generally known as one of the most plain- and direct-speaking of American Presidents. So much so that he is generally credited with coining the phrase, "the buck stops [...]
Most people believe they know what Adolf Hitler's plans for a post-war world would be -- German domination. After all, didn't he say, "Today Germany, Tomorrow the World"? Well, Hitler certainly [...]
The phrase and sentiment, "A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song," is one of the best-known expressions of the intrinsic nature of [...]
Outrageous charges and indefensible political ideas are often hurled around in times of political turmoil and rhetorical strife. Commentators sometimes respond by wheeling out the old "quote" by the French philosopher [...]