The stirring words of Haile Selassie that Bob Marley used for the song “War”…

On October 4, 1963, Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia, gave a speech to the United Nations General Assembly that includes a famous quotation you almost surely know if you’re a fan of the late, great Reggae musician Bob Marley. Selassie’s speech provided the basis for one of Marley’s most popular songs, titled “War.” It’s … Read more

“Yada Yada Yada…”

During its long, successful original run on NBC, from 1989 to 1998, the Seinfeld TV show created or popularized many catchphrases. Some of the best known are:        ● the famed snub of the “Soup Nazi,” “No soup for you!”        ● the sexual euphemism “master of your domain”        ● the food-related faux pas … Read more

“At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.”

You may not recall the name Eric Blair, but you’re almost certainly aware of his pen name, George Orwell. His novels Animal Farm and 1984 have sold tens of millions of copies—more than any other two books by any other 20th century author. Those novels also embedded a number of famous quotations into our language. … Read more