Hetty Green

How could I have been so far off base? All my life I’ve known better than to depend on the experts

— John F. Kennedy (After the Bay of Pigs)

Books… are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with ’em, then we grow out of ’em and leave ’em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.

— Dorothy L.Sayers (The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, 1928)