Other people can talk about how to expand the destiny of mankind. I just want to talk about how to fix a motorcycle. I think that what I have to say has more lasting value.
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
For most Northerners, Texas is the home of real men. The cow*****s, the rednecks, the outspoken self-made right-wing millionaires strike us as either the best or worst examples of American manliness...
Edmund White (b. 1940), U.S. author. States of Desire: Travels in Gay America, ch. 5 (1980).