“We’re all fools,” said Clemens, “all the time. It’s just we’re a different kind each day. We think, I’m not a fool today. I’ve learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not this morning. Then tomorrow we find out that, yes, we were a fool today too. I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world is to accept the fact we’re not perfect and live accordingly.” (The Illustrated Man)
I picked up The Illustrated Man because upon hearing about it on an episode of Criminal Minds. I ended up liking it very much. I thought it was imaginative, thought-provoking, and definitely one of the best collections of short stories that I’ve ever read.