Monday, January 10, 2011

Even George Washington Got Hungry

"History is about life. It's awful when the life is squeezed out of it and there's no flavor left, no uncertainties, no horsing around. It always disturbed me how many biographers never gave their subjects a chance to eat. You can tell a lot about people by how they eat, what they eat, and what kind of table manners they have."

--from an interview with David McCullough


  1. We forget that our leaders, past and present, are human beings just like ourselves. I hear a lot of people talk about "great men." I don't like that phrase. I prefer to say instead that God raises up certain men to do great things.

    Anyway...I'm just a passerby adding my two cents. Thanks for the post!