"There’s something compelling about a 'killer shrimp' terrorizing other animals in the children’s area of an internationally known aquarium."

"One editor told me that although he could pay me less because I was a woman, the savings wouldn’t be worthwhile."

"The goddamn Brits know how to use emotion to sell products, don’t they?"

"The book is so filled with reductive imaginings of ideas that are already sufficiently weak in their actual form that the whole enterprise seems in danger of becoming a Million Straw Man March on the citadel of scientism."

"This isn't the fourth term of the George Bush presidency, as so many people like to put it, but more like the 16th term of the Eisenhower presidency."