Human knowledge has been changing from the word ‘go,’ and people, in certain respects, behave more rationally than they did when they didn’t have it. They spend less time doing rain dances and more time seeding clouds.
– Herbert A. Simon
The newspaper headlines may shout about global warming, extinctions of living species, the devastation of rain forests, and other worldwide catastrophes, but Americans evince a striking complacency when it comes to their everyday environment and the growing calamity that it represents.
– James Howard Kunstler
I was gonna throw the first pitch at a Mets game, but there was a rain delay. So I’m waiting for it to stop, and the team’s manager, Willie Randolph, comes by. Now he’s already intimidating to begin with. But he comes over to me and says, ‘If you screw this up, they will boo you.’ And I said ‘Thanks.’
– Julia Stiles