"Knowledge is a beautiful thing, but there are a few things I wish I didn't know."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Susan Orlean on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Susan Orlean on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Susan Orlean on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Susan Orlean on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Susan Orlean on William Shakespeare
"I once had a boyfriend who couldn't write unless he was wearing a necktie and a dress shirt, which I thought was really weird, because this was a long time ago, and no one I knew ever wore dress shirts, let alone neckties it was like he was a grown-up reenacter or something."
"One of my favorite activities as a teen-ager was to watch television over the phone with my best friend."
"My ace in the hole as a human being used to be my capacity for remembering birthdays. I worked at it. Whenever I made a new friend, I made a point of finding out his or her birthday early on, and I would record it in my Filofax calendar."
"I want a chainsaw very badly, because I think cutting down a tree would be unbelievably satisfying. I have asked for a chainsaw for my birthday, but I think I'll probably be given jewelry instead."
"I want to let my friend Buster know that I would like to have dinner with him tonight. Does Buster work at home? Then how likely is he to have his cell phone on? Is he one of those people who only turns on his cell when he's in his car? I hate that."