Thursday, November 29, 2007

Most Things Get Better by Themselves

'The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning.'
--Dr. Lewis Thomas. The physician and biologist, who died in 1993, wrote a classic collection of essays, The Lives of a Cell. My friend and mentor Bill Zinsser has often referred to it as among the greatest-ever examples of clear, lovely writing about technical, scientific matters.


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