Words matter. These are the best Bernard Williams Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
The truth is that we all have to do more things than we can rightly do, if we are to do anything at all.
Few things are as democratic as a snowstorm.
I like the word ‘indolence’. It makes my laziness seem classy.
A half-truth is usually less than half of that.
People who express themselves in paradoxes are in a strong position; and the more outrageous the paradox, in general the stronger the position.
Philosophy is altogether less pure now. It’s been impurified by science and social science and history.
Life is supposed to be a series of peaks and valleys. The secret is to keep the valleys from becoming Grand Canyons.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
People who say, ‘Let the chips fall where they may,’ usually figure they will not be hit by a chip.
People have been predicting the death of philosophy since the 17th century. When I was a student, people were saying, ‘We’re in the last days of philosophy.’ Then we were told in the ’60s it would be replaced by sociology, then by literary criticism.
If there’s one theme in all my work, it’s about authenticity and self-expression. It’s the idea that some things are, in some real sense, really you – or express what you and others aren’t.
Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.
We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.
Contemporary moral philosophy has found an original way of being boring, which is by not discussing moral issues at all.
What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.
There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.
I was attracted to opera when I was 15 or 16. A very rich man in England bankrupted himself to put on a lot of opera during the war, but he converted a lot of people, myself included, in the process.