Bill Bryson Quotes


14 Bill Bryson quotes:



"The whole of the global economy is based on supplying the cravings of teo per cent of the world's population."
"We have been chosen, ... by fate or providence or whatever you wish to call it. As far as we can tell, we are the best there is. We may be all there is. It's an unnerving thought that we may be the living universe's supreme achievement and its worst nightmare simultaneously."
"To an American the whole purpose of living, the one constant confirmation of continued existence, is to cram as much sensual pleasure as possible into one's mouth more or less continually. Gratification, instant and lavish, is a birthright."
Author: Bryson Quotes Category: Existence Quotes Birthright Quotes
"The whole of the global economy is based on supplying the cravings of two per cent of the world's population."
"More than 300 million people in the world speak English and the rest, it sometimes seems, try to."
"There are things you just can't do in life. You can't beat the phone company, you can't make a waiter see you until he's ready to see you, and you can't go home again."
"He had the sort of face that makes you realize God does have a sense of humor."
"Clearly, some time ago makers and consumers of American junk food passed jointly through some kind of sensibility barrier in the endless quest for new taste sensations. Now they are a little like those desperate junkies who have tried every known drug and are finally reduced to mainlining toilet bowl cleanser in an effort to get still higher."
Author: Bryson Quotes Category: Food Quotes
"In three minutes, 98 percent of all the matter there is or will ever be has been produced. We have a universe. It is a place of the most wondrous and gratifying possibility, and beautiful, too. And it was all done in about the time it takes to make a sandwich."
Author: Bryson Quotes Category: Universe Quotes
"I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted -- stay up all night or eat ice-cream straight out of the container."
Author: Bryson Quotes Category: Night Quotes
"My first rule of travel is never to go to a place that sounds like a medical condition and Critz is clearly an incurable disease involving flaking skin."
Author: Bryson Quotes Category: Rules Quotes
"Incidentally, disturbance from cosmic background radiation is something we have all experienced. Tune your television to any channel it doesn't receive, and about 1 percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe."
Author: Bryson Quotes Category: Television Quotes
"Most scientists are without exception adorably quirky, and one of the ways of making it more accessible was to try to get readers interested in the person."
Author: Bryson Quotes Category: Scientists Quotes
"Nothing gives the English more pleasure, in a quiet but determined sort of way, than to do things oddly."
Author: Bryson Quotes Category: Pleasure Quotes



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