July 20, 2012

RAHQOTD

Bad people do bad things.

I've heard all the usual Sweetness and Light that kids get pushed at them -- how they should always forgive, how there's some good in the worst of us, etc. But when I see a black widow, I step on it; I don't plead with it to be a good little spider and please stop poisoning people. A black widow spider can't help it -- but that's the point.

--RAH 'Have Space Suit - Will Travel' (1958)

Quote of the Day Posted by JohnGalt at July 20, 2012 5:01 PM

A great quote from a great book. There is much more critique in it of "modern" education--published in 1958, many years before most people came to believe public ed had gone to hell.

I am happy to be back in touch--a week of vacation with very intermittent web connections has interrupted my "5 Best Songs Ever", amongst other things. Will be catching up in the next couple of days.

Posted by: Ellis Wyatt at July 20, 2012 6:39 PM | What do you think? [1]