Thomas Zaslavsky

Teaching Schedule

Quotations of the Month

Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back.

–John Maynard Keynes, in The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.

In "The Roaring Trumpet", part of Harold Shea's introduction to the Norse gods is a flyting between Heimdall and Loki in which Heimdall utters the immortal line "All insults are untrue. I state facts."

-- Adapted from Wikipedia, "Flyting", citing the first story in The Complete Compleat Enchanter (1989) by L. Sprague deCamp and Fletcher Pratt.

Past quotations of the month.


Other Places, On and Off Site

Best Viewed With Any Browser