"The study of the life, works, and ideas of our national hero is an exercise in archetypal psychology."
"Riding this little rocket into the past, made as it is of gold, glass, lapis and hair, is nonetheless thrilling when on considers that, even before it became a great antique, it's contents had lain over 180 years in the grave."
"During his time in service, Tolkien also came to be deeply impressed by the cheerful resilience of the ordinary Lancashire cotton operatives, miners, and factory workers he commanded."
"The essence of love is an act of the will. Feelings come and go in marriage. Those with happy marriages those who choose."
"Inasmuch as O'Brian's novels are, in essence, about relationships, it is the friendship between Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, which lasts through all of the novels and gives them unity and coherence, that is the measure of all the others."
"Nearly 40 years after A Night to Remember sparked the modern era Titanic interest and enthusiasm, director James Cameron created a film that would rival the efforts of Walter Lord and William MacQuitty."
“An argument can be made that Martin's relentless deailing of the sufferings in the riverlands ends by de-sensitizing us to them, so that they don't have the impact they should. But he by no means exaggerates the horrors that can be, and have been, perpetuated by knights sword to protect the weak."