Unfamiliar Quotations

History and Historians


""History doesn't announce itself."  - Maggie Paxson


"Much of colonial history -- and the history of buildings -- is like plaque building up in your arteries. And sometimes you've got to scrape it all away." - Carl Lounsbury


"Those who ignore history are condemned to retweet it." - David Brooks


"History is a vast early warning system." - Norman Cousins


“Conspiracy theories are insults to history.” - Neil Steinberg


"Houses aren't refuges from history. They are where history ends up." -Bill Bryson.


“The British historians wrote as if Britain had introduced Negro slavery solely for the satisfaction of abolishing it.” -Eric Williams


"They say that these are not the best of times, but they're the only times I've ever known." -Billy Joel

"Whoever thought the sixties would be called the good old days?" -Si Kahn

"Historians make distrustful mates and scarce can trust each others dates." -Rhymes of Research 


"Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it." -Oscar Wilde