Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
The big trouble with dumb bastards is that they are too dumb to believe there is such a thing as being smart.
The Sirens of Titan
Rommel, you magnificent bastard! I read your book!
Upon defeating Erwin Rommel's forces in North Africa. Rommel wrote a book on his experiences in WW I, which was widely read, regarded a classic of modern military tactics.
I'm a bastard. I have absolutely no clue why people can ever think otherwise. Yet they do. People think I'm a nice guy, and the fact is that I'm a scheming, conniving bastard who doesn't care for any hurt feelings or lost hours of work, if it just results in what I consider to be a better system.
Leonardo da Vinci
George Bernard Shaw
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The World As I See It
How to Win Friends and Influence People
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