"I count him braver who
overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self."

One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.

—Henry Miller 

Champions keep playing until they get it right.

—Billie Jean King 

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts

—Edward R. Murrow 


March 25, 1952: En route to the International Motor Sports show at the Grand Central Palace in Manhattan, Frazer L. W. Dougherty drove his Airphibian, an airplane that could be detached from its wings and tail to become an odd little car, down Grand Central Parkway. Mr. Dougherty was quoted in The Boston Globe as hoping to sell the Airphibian to the public soon. Meanwhile, in a preview of the auto show, The Times published a vision of the car of the future — “telescoping wheels for leapfrogging traffic,” a microphone for “yelling at drivers, pedestrians,” a “soda pop dispenser,” a bumper to protect the grill and a bumper to protect the grill bumper were among its features. Photo: Eddie Hausner/The New York Times