Monday, August 14, 2017

Quote of the Day (Robert Benchley, on Thunderstorms)

“Just where any of us in the human race get off to adopt the Big Man attitude of ‘What is there to be afraid of?’ toward lightning is more than I can figure out. you would think that we knew how to stop it. You would think that no one but women and yellow dogs were ever hit by it and that no man in a turtle-neck sweater and three days’ beard on his chin would give it a second thought. I am sick of all this bravado about lightning and am definitely abandoning it herewith.”—American humorist Robert Benchley (1889-1945), “The Truth about Thunderstorms,” in The Best of Robert Benchley: 72 Timeless Stories of Wit, Wisdom and Whimsy (1983)

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