Bernard Williams Quotes

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No symphony orchestra ever played music like a two-year-old girl laughing with a puppy.
— Bernard Williams

laughter babies dogs

Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.
— Bernard Williams

genius talent

Few things are as democratic as a snowstorm.


Unsolicited advice is the junk mail of life.
— Bernard Williams


A half-truth is usually less than half of that.
— Bernard Williams


A friend is a lot of things, but a critic he isn't.
— Bernard Williams


Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
— Bernard Williams


There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
— Bernard Williams


If a June night could talk, it would probably boast that it invented romance.
— Bernard Williams

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Praise can give criticism a lead around the first turn and still win the race.
— Bernard Williams

praise criticism

Laziness has many disguises. Soon "winter doldrums" will become "spring fever."


Americans are optimists. They hope they'll be wealthy someday—and they're positive they can get one more brushful of paint out of an empty can.
— Bernard Williams