Activating oxygen can produce compounds called radicals that put oxidative stress on cells. Such stress could ultimately lead to cancer and other diseases.— John Simon
The most delighting John Simon quotes that are glad to read
People are looking around. They are looking to do something with their time and money. The question is, what?
Diana Rigg is built like a brick mausoleum with insufficient flying buttresses.
The pressure on language to deteriorate does not come merely from below, from the "democratic" lev-elers. It comes also from above, from the fancy jar-gonmongers, idle game players, fashionable coteries for second-rate intellectuals.
Michael Taylor is not being executed for homicide.
Michael Taylor is being executed for raping a white female.
Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is blissfully ignorant.
Some years ago, writing about stage adaptations of fiction, I noted:
This case is just as racist as the fictional, but unfortunately all too typical case, in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.
The ultimate evil is the weakness, cowardice, that is one of the constituents of so much human nature. When, rarely, unalloyed nobility does occur, its chances of prevailing are slim. Yet it exists, and its mere existence is reason enough for not wiping the name of mankind off the slate.
Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant.
Robert Creely's poems have two main characteristics.
1) They are short; 2) they are not short enough.
Chess is a cold bath for the mind
If you love language, it will love you back.
It's wonderful to be hated by idiots.
We like to be the largest outside investor, and the first outside investor.
It's hard to lose when your standards are so low.
Dinner theater is anti-culture.
Retailing is a unique destination. What you need is stronger critical mass.