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Letter "B" » Bill Bryson Quotes
«When I was growing up I used to think that the best thing about coming from Des Moines was that it meant you didn't come from anywhere else in Iowa. By Iowa standards, Des Moines is a mecca of cosmopolitanism, a dynamic hub of wealth and education . . .»
«Most scientists are without exception adorably quirky, and one of the ways of making it more accessible was to try to get readers interested in the person.»
«The biggest attraction in Britain is Britain - the whole package. Our heritage is not just a collection of ornaments scattered across the country, it is Britain itself and makes us gloriously distinguishable from any other country.»
«When you tell an Iowan a joke, you can see a kind of race going on between his brain and his expression.»
«. . . I happened upon a path that vanished into a wood on the edge of town.»
«I don't plan to write another science book, but I don't plan not to. I do enjoy writing histories, and taking subjects that are generally dull and trying to make them interesting.»
«I like it [Australia] a lot, I think it's a terrific country; they really know how to live. The natural history of the place is endlessly fascinating.»
«the party animal of the atomic world?»
«We have been chosen, ... by fate or providence or whatever you wish to call it. As far as we can tell, we are the best there is. We may be all there is. It's an unnerving thought that we may be the living universe's supreme achievement and its worst nightmare simultaneously.»