Saturday, 13 July 2013

Being Born is Like Being Kidnapped

If you cry 'forward', you must without fail make plain in what direction to go. ~ Anton Chekhov #quote

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet. ~ Damon Runyon #quote

Fortunately for serious minds, a bias recognized is a bias sterilized. ~ Benjamin Haydon #quote

A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil. ~ James A. Garfield #quote

One disadvantage of being a hog is that at any moment some blundering fool may try to make a silk purse out of your wife's ear. ~ J.B. Morton #quote

Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later. ~ Benjamin Franklin #quote

Now is the only thing that exists. ~ Dan Fogelberg #quote

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. ~ James A. Michener #quote

Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness. ~ Daniel Goleman #quote

I hate to spread rumours, but what else can one do with them? ~ Amanda Lear #quote

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. ~ Benjamin Franklin #quote

A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well. ~ Dan Rather #quote

Personality is born out of pain. It is the fire shut up in the flint. ~ J.B. Yeats #quote

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. ~ Benjamin Franklin #quote

Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien #quote

If you can actually count your money, then you're not a rich man. ~ J. Paul Getty #quote

I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks. ~ Daniel Boone #quote

On the Internet, inside information is currency, and there will always be counterfeiters among us. ~ J. Michael Straczynski #quote

The voice of passion is better than the voice of reason. The passionless cannot change history. ~ Czeslaw Milosz #quote

Being born is like being kidnapped and then sold into slavery. ~ Andy Warhol #quote

Winning is like shaving - you do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum. ~ Jack Kemp #quote

Separate we come, and separate we go / And this be it known, is all that we know. ~ Conrad Aiken #quote

Affluence means influence. ~ Jack London #quote

Beware the hobby that eats. ~ Benjamin Franklin #quote

I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion. ~ Jack Kerouac #quote

Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure. ~ Irving Wallace #quote

It don't mean a thing If it ain't got that swing. ~ Irving Mills #quote

When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you. ~ Irving Layton #quote

If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears. ~ Isaac Hayes #quote

Revolutions are born of hope. ~ Crane Brinton #quote

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. ~ Benjamin Franklin #quote

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. ~ Isaac Asimov #quote

Never complain and never explain. ~ Benjamin Disraeli #quote

To understand is to perceive patterns. ~ Isaiah Berlin #quote

The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great, and they know I know it. ~ Clark Gable #quote

A man possesses talent; genius possesses the man. ~ Isaac Stern #quote

Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin. ~ Ivan Pavlov #quote

Just because we can't find a solution it doesn't mean that there isn't one. ~ Andrew Wiles #quote

All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them. ~ Isak Dinesen #quote

Never underestimate the effectiveness of a straight cash bribe. ~ Claud Cockburn #quote