Saturday, August 26, 2006

Gone Fishing

If you know me, you know that I have not really gone fishing. I'm not that kind of gal (not that there is anything wrong with that!) The family is going on a quick get away before school starts next week. I'm not sure what access I will have to the internet, etc., so I may not be back until later in the week.

In the meantime, I leave you with some of my favorite quotes:

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. "
Jonathan Swift

“We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side; one which we preach but do not practise, and another which we practise but seldom preach. "
Bertrand Russell

"You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows. "
Bob Dylan

"Variety's the very spice of life that gives it all its flavour. "

William Cowper

"Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves? "

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

"The Future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."

C. S. Lewis

"Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts."

Brian Aldiss

"To know how to say what others only know how to think is what makes men poets or sages; and to dare to say what others only dare to think makes men martyrs or reformers—or both."

Elizabeth Charles

"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing."


"Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me. "

Ambrose Bierce

"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. "

Phyllis Diller

"While not exactly disgruntled, he was far from feeling gruntled. "

P. G. Wodehouse

"There is nothing to make you like other human beings so much as doing things for them."

Zora Neale Hurston

"The best way to kill an idea is to take it to a meeting."


"At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement."

Benjamin Franklin

"Too many bricklayers make a lopsided house."
Chinese Proverb

"Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean; who is neither tarnished nor afraid. "

Raymond Chandler

" You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. "

Ray Bradbury

" There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden, or even your bathtub. "
Elisabeth Keebler-Ross

" I rent everything, other than the gift of life itself, which was given to me without any predictable lease, a gift that can be withdrawn at any time. "
Jerzy Kosinski

" Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. "
Anais Nin

“ The gospel is meant to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. "
Garrison Keillor

"You can not give another person that which you have found, but you can make him homesick for what you have."
Oswald Chambers

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What are some of your favorite quotes?


Anonymous said...

"Nothing is inevitable until it happens." - A.J.P. Taylor

“The one thing that grace cannot overcome is rejection of grace” - Steve Richardson

"It is the stupidest children who are the most childish and the stupidest grown-ups who are most grown-up." - C.S. Lewis

"We talk of the secong coming; half the world has never heard of the first." - Oswald J. Smith

"In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Martin Luther King Jr.

"What you win people with is what you win them to." - Chris Gillette

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - unknown

"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world: and that is an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo

"Rub raw the sores of discontent." - Marxist slogan

"The ship is safest when it's in the port. But that's not what ships were made for." - Paulo Coelho

"Vision without action is daydreaming, but action without vision is just random activity." - Joel Barkers

"Courage is fear that has said its prayers." - Dorothy Bernard

"No matter what accomplishments you have achieved, someone helped you." - Althea Gibson

"O you're not hard core unless you live hard core!" - Jack Black

There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't.

As the number of components in a system approaches Infinity the Mean-Time-Between-Failures approaches Zero.

"Nothing is inevitable until it happens." - A.J.P. Taylor

"The Unexamined life is not worth living" - Socrates

"On a circle, an end point can also be a starting point." - Heraclitus

"Life is not about the destination, it's about the journey."

"The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts." - C.S. Lewis

"I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death."

the Chad said...

Hey - That's me above. Why did it call me anonymous?!!!

metro mama said...

Work is the curse of the drinking class. Oscar Wilde.

Terri B. said...

Well, most of these quotes remind in some way of books that are sitting on my stack to read! Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole just for starters.

Terri B. said...

"As the homes, so the state." -A.B. Alcott

"Hollywood impresses me as being ten million dollars' worth of intricate and highly ingenious machinery functioning elaborately to put skin on baloney." -George Jean Nathan

"When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice." -William James

"It is almost as presumptuous to think you can do nothing as to think you can do everything." -Phillips Brooks