Friday, June 1st, 2007

Those were the days when you went for a beer in Paris and woke up in Corsica.

— Peter O’Toole

Everyone wishes a measure of mystery to their life that they have done nothing in particular to deserve.

— Jim Harrison

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.

— Edward Gibbon

The rapine of an hour is more productive than the industry of years.

— Gibbon

I like to think of myself as a patriot, but even more so as a man. Where the two disagree, I say the man is right.

— Hermann Hesse

JAIPUR, India — Angry villagers burned police stations and damaged railroad tracks as they continued their protest in northwestern India on Wednesday, a day after clashes with police left at least 14 people dead, officials said.

Thousands of villagers continued to block key highways in the region to press their demand for special status for the Gujjar community, ensuring them government jobs and spots in educational institutions, said Madhukar Gupta, an administrator in Jaipur district.