Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Quote (#578)

"I used to think that the brain was
the most wonderful organ in my body.
Then I realized who was telling me this."
- Emo Phillips

"When I took office, only high energy physicists
had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide
Web.... Now even my cat has its own page."
- Bill Clinton

"Spare no expense to save money on this one."
- Samuel Goldwyn

"The problems that exist in the world
today cannot be solved by the level
of thinking that created them."
- Albert Einstein

"There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution,
and I don't know what can be done to fix it.
This is it: Only nut cases want to be president."
- Kurt Vonnegut

Latine loqui coactus sum
- I have this compulsion to speak Latin

Monday, October 17, 2011

Quote (#577)

"Dance like it hurts,
Love like you need money,
Work when people are watching."
- Scott Adams

"We do what we must, and
call it by the best names."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Those who can make you
believe absurdities can
make you commit atrocities."
- Voltaire

"Acting is the most minor of gifts and
not a very high-class way to earn a
living. After all, Shirley Temple could
do it at the age of four."
- Katharine Hepburn

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except
there's no music, no choreography, and
the dancers hit each other."
- Jack Handey

"But what is the difference between literature and journalism?
...Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all."
- Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Quote (#576)

"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do;
the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it."
- Mary Wilson Little

"The mind is not a vessel to be
filled but a fire to be kindled."
- Plutarch

"A man's respect for law and order exists in
precise relationship to the size of his paycheck."
- Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

"Government is too big and too important
to be left to the politicians."
- Chester Bowles

"Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them."
- Arnold Lobel

"Sure I'm for helping the elderly.
I'm going to be old myself some day."
- Lillian Carter

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Quote (#575)

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six
impossible things before breakfast."
- Lewis Carroll

"What you do speaks so loud that
I cannot hear what you say."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"For your information, I would
like to ask a question."
- Samuel Goldwyn

"At times I think and at times I am."
- Paul Valery

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. It is a seeking that he who wishes may know the cosmic secrets of the world and they that dwell therein.
- Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road (1942), Ch.2 : My Folks, p. 13

"Consistency requires you to be as
ignorant today as you were a year ago."
- Bernard Berenson

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quote (#574)

"Reserve your right to think, for even to think
wrongly is better than not to think at all."
- Hypatia of Alexandria

"What do you take me for, an idiot?;"
General Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970),
when a journalist asked him if he was happy

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man
in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
- Jane Austen (1775-1817), Pride and Prejudice

"It is always easier to believe than to deny.
Our minds are naturally affirmative."
- John Burroughs

"I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix."
- Dan Quayle

"There is no nonsense so gross that society will not,
at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it
with every weapon of communal stupidity."
- Robertson Davies