John F. Kennedy would have turned 100 today and we can only imagine how he would feel about the current president. There might be a few clues in the following excerpts, which display Kennedy’s wit, perception, and originality.
Droll, cynical, deliciously nasty comments on the forces that make the world go around, by wickedly witty thinkers from the past and the present. (Posted originally in 2014, and much enlarged.)
Insightful, funny, and surprising quotations on the subject of skepticism, by some of the wittiest people who ever lived. We ran this collection before — and we will probably run it again. We don’t think you can ever get enough of this kind of thing. (Ran originally on February 13, 2014.)
Funny and frightfully true observations on elections, politicians, and voters, by such characters as George Carlin, Jon Stewart, Woody Allen, P.J. O’Rourke, and even Joseph Stalin. (A slightly shorter version was published by WhoWhatWhy last August.)
If you have secrets — whether they are deep and dark, or downright tacky — then you may be surprised, entertained, and comforted by this collection of insights from people who, if still living, have a lot to hide themselves.
As 2014 slides into 2015, we pause for a moment to ponder this mysterious thing called time. You can’t hold it in your hand. You can’t stop it, slow it down, or speed it up. You can’t see it any more than you can see the wind, but you can see its effects. Here, we present insights into the elusive nature of a moment, of time itself, as captured in words and images. We hope they entertain you, and maybe even inspire you to seize the day.
At WhoWhatWhy, we spend a lot of time picking through lies to get closer to the truth. Here’s a handy guide to some of our favorite quotes about lies, liars, and lying.
The wit and wisdom of Allen Ginsberg; our series of collected quotes from leading writers of the Counterculture continues.
Joseph Heller’s words and wisdom; our series of collected quotes from leading writers of the Counterculture continues.
Our series of collected quotes from leading writers of the Counterculture. The wisdom of William S. Burroughs.