~Juan Ramon Jimenez
[T]he departing world leaves behind… not an heir, but a pregnant
widow. ~Alexander Ivanovich Herzen, Other Shore
Two and two the mathematician continues to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five. ~James McNeill Whistler, Whistler Versus Ruskin, 1878
We are never prepared for what we expect. ~James A. Michener, Caravans
The universe is simmering down, like a giant stew left to cook for four billion years.