American Chess Master, Editor, Author,Professor of Philosophy and Billiards Player
"A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life."
"Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach flunked geography."
"Collecting quotations is an insidious, even embarrassing habit, like ragpicking or hoarding rocks or trying on other people's laundry. I got into it originally while trying to break an addiction to candy. I kicked candy and now seem to be stuck with quotations, which are attacking my brain instead of my teeth."
"Byrne's Law: In any electrical circuit, appliances and wiring will burn out to protect fuses."
"Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life."
"No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one."
"One of the disadvantages of having children is that they eventually get old enough to give you presents they make at school."