-- "The upshot is that the West may find itself depending even more on inmate labor to keep fires in check."

-- "There are some 7,000 known diseases and only about 500 have a treatment."

-- Robert Skidelsky on his massive biography of Keynes: "My original 1970 contract with Macmillan was to write a single- volume 150,000 word biography to be delivered 'not later than 31 December 1972.' This must rank high in the annals of contractual fantasy."

-- "Our point is that a wider understanding of these 20 concepts by society would be a marked step forward."

-- "Of course it is important for a chess player to be able to concentrate well, but being too intelligent can also be a burden. It can get in your way."