"The words 'Space Age' have a quaint, nostalgic tone - sitting on midcentury modern furniture watching 'The Jetsons.'"
"Politics is the one field you don't age out of."
"All religions must be made child-proof. Our teachers' unions have done good work in this field, K through 12. Delaying first communions and bar mitzvahs until age 21 would be another positive step."
"TV ushered in the age of postliteracy. And we have gone so far beyond that. I mean, what with the Internet and Google and Wikipedia. We have entered the age of post-intelligence."
"Voting has proliferated in the United States, and it has reached a point where there is now almost one vote available per citizen over the age of eighteen."
"There is the love and marriage and family kind of happiness, which is exceedingly boring to describe but nonetheless is important to have and dreadful not to have."
"I think the Baby Boom does have a tendency to get its nose in everything. The Greatest Generation had a better tendency to leave people alone. Of course, they also had a better tendency to hate everybody's guts."
"Little islands of human happiness, peace, and prosperity are so exceptional at this point in history that I'm not even sure we can draw lessons from them."
"Never fight an inanimate object."
"Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly."
"Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely."
"Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them."