Sunday, 6 March 2016

Respect the Burden

If it is to be, it is up to me. ~ Unknown #quote

Respect the burden. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

It's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything. ~ Unknown #quote

If you don't like the road you're walking, pave another one. ~ Dolly Parton #quote

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.  ~ Jonathan Swift #quote

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks. ~ Charles Dickens #quote

Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence. ~ Alistair Cooke #quote

Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason. ~ Albert Camus #quote

We are like a bunch of dogs squirting on fire hydrants. We poison the groundwater with our toxic piss, marking everything MINE in a ridiculous attempt to survive our deaths. ~ John Green #quote

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. ~ Pablo Picasso #quote


Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue. ~ Confucius  #quote

Law is not justice and a trial is not a scientific inquiry into truth.  A trial is the resolution of a dispute.  ~ Edison Haines #quote

Somebody recently figured out that we have 35 million laws to enforce the ten commandments.  ~ Attributed to both Bert Masterson and Earl Wilson #quote

To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is. ~ Dick Cavett #quote

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other Sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master. ~ Sue Lin Chong #quote

Beethoven tells you what it's like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote


O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!  ~ Dante Alighieri  #quote

I feel the same way about solitude as some people feel about the blessing of the church. It's the light of grace for me. I never close my door behind me without the awareness that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself. ~ Peter Hoeg #quote

Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy. ~ Cynthia Nelms #quote

Missing you could turn from pain to pleasure, if I knew you were missing me too. ~ Unknown #quote

The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews. ~ William Faulkner #quote

In the Halls of Justice, the only justice is in the halls. ~ Lenny Bruce #quote

Anorexics often grow soft, woolly fur called lanugo, which aids in heart retention when body fat levels are too low. #Factoids

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you. ~ David Burns #quote

There is no sincerer love than the love of food. ~ George Bernard Shaw #quote

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.. ~ Pablo Casals #quote

But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself. ~ Albert Camus, Happy Death #quote


Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches. ~ Otto von Bismarck #quote

Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself. ~ Pearl Buck #quote

Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. ~ Hunter S. Thompson #quote

Face stretcher: old maid who tries to look young.  #FlapperSlang

I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer. ~ Dave Barry #quote

A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once. ~ William Faulkner #quote

For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?  ~ Dante Alighieri  #quote

But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. ~ George Bernard Shaw #quote

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands. ~ Douglas Adams #quote


The houses of lawyers are roofed with the skins of litigants.  ~ Welsh #Proverb

Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony. ~ Noam Chomsky #quote

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left. ~ Oscar Levant #quote

I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this Government: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

If only nature is real and if, in nature, only desire and destruction are legitimate, then, in that all humanity does not suffice to assuage the thirst for blood, the path of destruction must lead to universal annihilation. ~ Albert Camus #quote

Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty- five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

Humour is reason gone mad. ~ Groucho Marx #quote

The secret to humour is surprise. ~ Aristotle #quote

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.  ~ George Herbert #quote

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up. ~ Pearl S. Buck #quote

The best thing you can give someone is a chance. ~ Unknown #quote

Any man who can write a page of living prose adds something to our life, and the man who can, as I can, is surely the last to resent someone who can do it even better. An artist cannot deny art, nor would he want to. A lover cannot deny love. ~ Raymond Chandler #quote

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Rather let the crime of the guilty go unpunished than condemn the innocent.  ~ Justinian I, Law Code, A.D. 535 #quote

The cards are no good that your are holding unless you're from another world. ~ Bob Dylan #quote,  Series Of Dreams

The making of a picture ought surely to be a rather fascinating adventure. It is not; it is an endless contention of tawdry egos, some of them powerful, almost all of them vociferous, and almost none of them capable of anything much more creative than credit-stealing and self-promotion. ~ Raymond Chandler #quote