Roy Alton Blount, Jr. Quotes

I have to be firm on this: unique is not to be modified. Adding very or absolutely is like putting a propeller on a rabbit to make him hop better. It won't work, and he won't be a rabbit anymore.

Roy Alton Blount, Jr.

A dog will make eye contact. A cat will, too, but a cats eyes dont even look entirely warm-blooded to me, whereas a dogs eyes look human except less guarded. A dog will look at you as if to say, What do you want me to do for you? Ill do anything for you. Whether a dog can in fact, do anything for you if you dont have sheep (I never have) is another matter. The dog is willing.

Roy Alton Blount, Jr.

I do hope you realize that every time you use disinterested to mean uninterested, an angel dies.

Roy Alton Blount, Jr.

In the beginning, Atlanta was without form, and void; and it still is.

Roy Alton Blount, Jr.

A good heavy book holds you down. Its an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic.

Roy Alton Blount, Jr.

The last time somebody said "I find I can write much better with a word processor" I replied, "They used to say the same thing about drugs."

Roy Alton Blount, Jr.

People don't necessarily want or need to be done unto as you would have them do unto you. They want to be done unto as they want to be done unto.

Roy Alton Blount, Jr.

Usage ain't always a matter of ought.

Roy Alton Blount, Jr.

Any given generation gives the next generation advice that the given generation should have been given by the previous generation but now it's too late.

Roy Alton Blount, Jr.

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