The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?
"Boise Cascade," said the other Republican husband. "Sierra Club," said his Democrat wife. 'Wait, wait," I said. "So one of you fights for trees and the other fights against trees?" "No, no," he said. "We make the paper she writes on to file lawsuits against the paper we make."
Literature, like anything else, can become a wearisome business if you make a lifetime specialty of it. A healthy, wholesome man would no more spend his entire life reading great books than he would packing cookies for Nabisco.
Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)
Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 55