"If we're picking people to draw out of their own conscience and experience a 'new' Constitution, we should not look principally for good lawyers. We should look to people who agree with us. When we are in that mode, you realize we have rendered the Constitution useless."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Antonin Scalia on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Antonin Scalia on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Antonin Scalia on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Antonin Scalia on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Antonin Scalia on Mark Twain
"If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want to bring you flexibility, think again. You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade your fellow citizens to adopt it. You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it. That's flexibility."
"In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along."