I don't plan to write another science book, but I don't plan not to. I do enjoy writing histories, and taking subjects that are generally dull and trying to make them interesting.
More Quotes from Bill Bryson:The whole of the global economy is based on supplying the cravings of two per cent of the world's population.
In three minutes, 98 percent of all the matter there is or will ever be has been produced. We have a universe. It is a place of the most wondrous and gratifying possibility, and beautiful, too. And it was all done in about the time it takes to make a sandwich.
And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food
A bank robber in Los Angeles told the clerk not to give him cash, but to deposit the money in his checking account.
When you tell an Iowan a joke, you can see a kind of race going on between his brain and his expression.
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