"Very few things are actually impossible. Some of them are improbable"
This page started as a collection of quotes found in the Temporary Duty book. Fans, fellow writers and the site visitors have made so many contributions that this page now hosts many other quotes'
"’Freedom’ is a noble ideal, but has no referent in the perceivable Universe. None of us is truly ‘free’ so long as we require air, water, food, and shelter to survive"
"Beer is like gravy. Everybody has it, and everybody claims to have invented it"
"When you’re reading it’s better to have quiet, so you can listen to the voices the book makes in your head"
"It’s a basic principle of trading that the other party should be made as unsure of himself as possible. Confused people make bad deals"
"No matter where you were or what was going on, hot water and soap and razor and the familiar curves and hollows of your own face centered you, started the day off with something solid, something you could handle, a minor success to serve as omen for the rest of the day. Maybe that was why women used makeup"
I can never quite believe I have that many friends. I still can’t believe I deserve that many friends. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart
From Ric Locke's blog, June 28th, 2012