Monday, 4 April 2016

Take a Deep Breath

Its hard to pretend you love someone when you don't, but its harder to pretend that you don't love someone when you really do. ~ Anonymous #quote

Psychiatry is the care of the id by the odd. ~ Unknown #quote

No comment is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence. ~ Robert Fripp #quote

Law never made men a whit more just.  ~ Henry David Thoreau #quote

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

If it weren't for music, I would think that love is mortal. ~ Mark Helprin, A Soldier of the Great War #quote

A good laugh makes any interview, or any conversation, so much better. ~ Barbara Walters #quote

Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real. ~ Deepak Chopra #quote

The writer's only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one. He has a dream. Everything goes by the board: honour, pride, decency, security, happiness, all, to get the book written. If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies. ~ William Faulkner #quote

He who ceases to learn cannot adequately teach. ~ Unknown #quote


It is easier to forgive and forget than to resent and remember. ~ Unknown #quote

Any woman who counts on her face is a fool. ~ Zadie Smith #quote

If you can't say what you mean, you can't mean what you say. ~ Unknown  #quote

I have an idea that the phrase 'weaker sex' was coined by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm. ~ Ogden Nash #quote

Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: (1) It's completely impossible. (2) It's possible, but it's not worth doing. (3) I said it was a good idea all along. ~ Arthur C. Clarke #quote



Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has nothing to do ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

The wise does at once what the fool does at last ~ Baltasar Gracian #quote

In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free – honourable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. ~ Abraham Lincoln #quote

Having your fate rest in the hands of a jury is the same as entrusting yourself to surgery with a mentally retarded doctor.  ~ Bill Messing, quoted in Dream World, by Fred Woodworth #quote

The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh, at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds. ~ Lenny Bruce #quote

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.  ~ Howard Scott #quote

With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half. ~ Otto von Bismarck #quote

Any startling piece of work has a subversive element in it, a delicious element often. Subversion is only disagreeable when it manifests in political or social activity. In what we call art, it's one of the most desirable characteristics of a piece of work. ~ Leonard Cohen #quote

Before the 1938 World Cup final, Mussolini sent the Italian team a telegram that read "Win or die". #Factoids

Clapping is so weird. Striking limbs together to show appreciation of something. #RedditShowerThoughts

I mean, the sound of an amplified guitar in a room full of people was so hypnotic and addictive to me, that I could cross any kind of border to get on there. ~ Eric Clapton #quote

We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, and our ravages. But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others. ~ Albert Camus #quote

The only victory over love is flight. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote


If you don't like something about yourself, change it. If you can't change it, accept it. ~ Ted Shackelford #quote

I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck. ~ Aleister Crowley #quote

Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. If you lie, it becomes a part of your future. #InspirationalQuote


But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet. Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now. ~ Henry David Thoreau #quote

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.  ~ Abbott Joseph Liebling, "Do You Belong in Journalism?" New Yorker, 4 May 1960 #quote

In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist. ~ Albert Camus #quote

It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page. ~ Joan Baez #quote

I do not like to get the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons. ~ Ogden Nash #quote

Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. ~ Life Lessons from a 90 Year Old #quote

Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

The trouble with being educated is that it takes a long time; it uses up the better part of your life and when you are finished what you know is that you would have benefited more by going into banking. ~ Philip K. Dick #quote

The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom. ~ Clarence Darrow #quote

Books say: She did this because.
Life says: She did this.
Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t.
I’m not surprised some people prefer books. ~ Julian Barnes #quote

So that ends my first experience of matrimony, which I always thought a highly over-rated performance. ~ Isadora Duncan Doyle #quote


He did ten years in Attica, reading Nietzsche and Wilhelm Reich. ~ Bob Dylan #quote,  Joey

Physical deformity, calls forth our charity. But the infinite misfortune of moral deformity calls forth nothing but hatred and vengeance. ~ Clarence Darrow #quote

When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer. ~ Life Lessons from a 90 Year Old #quote

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote, speech in the House of Commons, July 14, 1940

Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort, and like them, are often successfully cured by remedies in themselves very nauseous and unpalatable. ~ Charles Dickens #quote, Barnaby Rudge

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self. ~ Charles Dickens #quote

With affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other. ~ Charles Dickens #quote

Solitude is the human condition in which I keep myself company. Loneliness comes about when I am alone without being able to split up into the two-in-one, without being able to keep myself company. ~ Hannah Arendt #quote

Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. ~ W. C. Fields  #quote

The artistic temperament is a disease that affects amateurs. Artists of a large and wholesome vitality get rid of their art easily, as they breathe easily or perspire easily. But in artists of less force, the thing becomes a pressure, and produces a definite pain, which is called the artistic temperament. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote


The most important sex organ is the brain. ~ Life Lessons from a 90 Year Old #quote

Afghanistan has had both a solid black flag (1880-1901) and a solid white flag (1996-1997). #Factoids

A leader is a dealer in hope. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

One should always play fair when he has the winning cards. #Defalque'sObservations

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle #quote