Tuesday, 7 January 2014

None of the Monoliths Could Take a Joke


Lonesome. Lonesome. I know what it means. Here all by my lonesome, dreaming empty dreams. ~ Leon Redbone #quote

Capitalism is the...belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone ~ J.M. Keynes #quote

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. ~ Leo Tolstoy #quote

Show me a man with both feet on the ground and I'll show you a man who can't get his pants on. ~ Joe E. Lewis #quote



There must be a positive & negative in everything in the universe in order to complete a circuit or circle... ~ John McDonald #quote

The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world. ~ Leonard Cohen #quote

Every man's got to figure to get beat sometime. ~ Joe Louis #quote

A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind. ~ John Maynard Keynes #quote


A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love. ~ Leonard Cohen #quote

Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. ~ Leonard Cohen #quote

You can't look at a sleeping cat and be tense. ~ Jane Pauley #quote

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. ~ Leonard Cohen #quote #poetry




The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. ~ Leonardo da Vinci #quote

Everybody is ambitious. The question is whether he is ambitious to be or ambitious to do. ~ Jean Monnet #quote

I am not Spock. ~ Leonard Nimoy #quote

If you dig it, do it. If you dig it a lot, do it twice. ~ Jim Croce #quote

A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition. ~ Jose Bergamin #quote


We must get beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths... and tell the world the glories of our journey. ~ John Hope #quote

He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. ~ Leonardo da Vinci #quote

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. ~ Leonardo da Vinci





It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win. ~ John Paul Jones #quote

There is no armor against fate. ~ James Shirley #quote

The first step toward liberty is to miss liberty; the second, to seek it; the third, to find it. ~ Leopold Zunz #quote

To continue, just to go on, with entropy lurking out there, takes an old~fashioned, Biblical kind of heroism. ~ Russell Banks #quote



Justice is the means by which established injustices are sanctioned. ~ Anatole France #quote

Many remark justice is blind; pity those in her sway, shocked to discover she is also deaf. ~ David Mamet #quote






In the belly of Leviathan ... one can either despair and perish, or be cheerful and persevere. ~ Dean Koontz #quote

Let us reach for the world that ought to be - that spark of the divine that still stirs within each of our souls. ~ Barack Obama #quote

Alzheimer's ... it is a barren disease, as empty and lifeless as a desert. It is a thief of hearts and souls and memories.~ N. Sparks #quote

All worldly shapes shall melt in gloom / The sun himself must die / Before this mortal shall assume / Its immortality. ~ T. Campbell #quote



I have not wasted life, but life hath wasted me. ~ Bhartrhari, "Against the Desire of Worldly Things" #quote

There are some things one remembers even though they may never have happened. ~ Harold Pinter #quote

The most profound indication of social malignancy ... no sense of humor. None of the monoliths could take a joke. ~ Edward Albee #quote

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer #quote
Almost everyone is born a genius and buried an idiot. ~ Charles Bukowski #quote

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #quote

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note. ~ Doug Floyd #quote

My mistakes are my life. ~ Samuel Beckett #quote

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure
Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.
~ Lord Byron #quote

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health. ~ Carl Jung #quote