|Story of the Month|
W. C. Fields (born William Claude Dukenfield), the great American comedian from the 1930's and 1940's was on his death bed in a Hollywood hospital. Fields had a reputation both on and off the screen as a hard drinker.
A famous quote was "I met a woman once who drove me to drink, it's the one thing I am indebted to her for". In addition he was not known to be a very religious man.
Imagine the surprise of his friends who, when visiting him in hospital during his last days, found him propped up in bed reading the Bible.
"Bill!" they cried, in disbelief, "What are you doing?"
The irascible man looked up from his reading and calmly announced, "I'm looking for loopholes".
|Great Books Quotes|
"In the case of good books the point is not how many you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you."