QOTD category archive
Robert K. Merton:
Robert Goldsborough, in the voice of Nero Wolfe:
We do not yet dwell in what I would term a police state, and I hope I do not live to see that eventuality.
Goldsborough, Robert, Stop the Presses (New York: Mysterious Press, 2016), p. 147.
Mandy Patinkin (in the voice of Jason Gideon):
Kerry Greenwood, in the voice the poet, Tadeusz Lodz.
There is something macabre about the gramophone. It preserves the voices of the dead, as cherries are preserved in confiture.
Greenwood, Kerry, Urn Burial (Scottsdale, Arizona: Poisoned Pen Press, 2007), p. 91.
Revolutions always begin fragmented. Then, when united, real change happens . . . .
“Racism in Fashion: How To End It,” New York Times (Sunday, 28 June 2020, Sunday Styles) p. 7.
Authoritarian political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear, a sense of the imminence of takeover by aliens — and real diseases are useful material. Epidemic diseases usually elicit a call to ban the entry of foreigners, immigrants. And xenophobic propaganda has always depicted immigrants as bearers of disease . . . .
Francis John McConnell:
A moment’s acquaintance was enough to convince her that Mrs. Freeman would not know anything that she did not want to know.
Greenwood, Kerry, The Green Mill Murder (Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2007), p. 31.