People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
—A. J. Liebling
It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.
People loved you in the way they knew how—and often it was not the way you knew. Or needed.
—Josh Lanyon in The Dark Tide
We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
—Alfred Lord Tennyson
You know more than you think you do.
We love people differently at different stages of our knowledge of them. As love changes its shape and its nature, we have to decide what we’re going to do about that love on any given day.
—Barbara Hambly in Night’s Edge
The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best — and therefore never scrutinize or question.
—Stephen Jay Gould
The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
It seems to me that the experiences that stay with you, the things you’ll always remember, aren’t the ones you can force, or go looking for. I’ve always thought of those things as the ones that somehow find you.
—Jessi Kirby in Golden
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
There are moments, when you’re getting to know someone, when you realize something deep and buried in you is deep and buried in them, too. It feels like meeting a stranger you’ve known your whole life.
—Leah Raeder in Unteachable
It was funny how all the useless knowledge you accumulated when you’re in love with someone could sit for years gathering dust in the back of your mind, only to spill out at the slightest reminder.
—Blakney Francis in Someone I Used to Know
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
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