Tuesday, 26 June 2012

When You See...

When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you...you may know that your society is doomed. ~ Ayn Rand #quote

The quietness of his tone italicized the malice of his reply. ~ Truman Capote #quote

It is one of the most saddening things in life that, try as we may, we can never be certain of making people happy, whereas we can almost always be certain of making them unhappy. ~ Thomas Huxley #quote

One person's crazyness is another person's reality. ~ Tim Burton #quote

When you don't know what you're talking about, it's hard to know when you're finished. ~ Tommy Smothers #quote

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. ~ Thomas Paine #quote

There's always got to be a struggle. What else is there? That's what life is made of. I don't know anything else. If there is, tell me about it. ~ Van Morrison #quote

The universe is an intelligence test. ~  Timothy Leary #quote

You see, it's never the environment; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. ~ Tony Robbins #quote

Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth. ~ Virginia Woolf #quote

The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen. ~ Tommy Smothers #quote

On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points. ~ Virginia Woolf #quote
The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea. ~ Vladimir Nabokov #quote

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath. ~ W.C. Fields #quote

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. ~ William Shakespeare #quote

Considering how foolishly people act and how pleasantly they prattle, perhaps it would be better for the world if they talked more and did less. ~ Somerset Maugham #quote

The surest cure for vanity is loneliness. ~ Tom Wolfe #quote

There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless. ~ Somerset Maugham #quote

Human folly does not impede the turning of the stars. ~ Tom Robbins #quote

Whoever degrades another degrades me, And whatever is done or said returns at last to me. ~ Walt Whitman #quote

It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot. ~ Vladimir Nabokov #quote
People of character do the right thing – not because they think it will change the world, but because they refuse to be changed by the world. ~ Michael Josephson #quote

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next. ~ Ursula K. LeGuin #quote

No man, for any considerable period of time, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the truth. ~  Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author #quote
But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. ~ William Butler Yeats #quote

Caress the detail, the divine detail. ~ Vladimir Nabokov #quote

If it happens, it happens... We can't stop living. ~ Walter Reed #quote