Saturday, 31 August 2013

There You Are

Surely nothing has to listen to so many stupid remarks as a painting in a museum.  ~ Edmond & Jules de Goncourt #quote

When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?  ~ Chuck Palahniuk #quote

The Internet is the world's largest library.  It's just that all the books are on the floor.  ~ John Allen Paulos #quote

The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.  ~ Voltaire #quote

As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill. ~ Helen Keller #quote

The essence of genius is to know what to overlook. ~ William James #quote

Mad, adj.:  Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.  ~ Ambrose Bierce #quote

No lower can a man descend than to interpret his dreams into gold and silver. ~ Kahlil Gibran #quote

Muad'Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. ~ Dune, Frank Herbert #quote

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.  ~ Charlotte Brontë #quote

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. ~ Kahlil Gibran #quote

Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.  ~ Jessamyn West #quote

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.  ~ Author Unknown #quote

The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?  ~ Pablo Picasso #quote

What we call despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope. ~ George Eliot #quote

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.  ~ Author Unknown #quote

Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box. ~ Italian #Proverb

Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.  ~ Lane Olinghouse #quote

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs - jolted by every pebble in the road. ~ Henry Ward Beecher #quote

For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

Anyone who can be replaced by a machine deserves to be.  ~ Dennis Gunton #quote

It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off. ~ Woody Allen #quote

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.  ~ Confucius #quote

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.  ~ Bob Seger #quote

The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

An apology is a good way to have the last word.  ~ Author Unknown #quote

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. ~ Lily Tomlin #quote

No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher #quote

It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought.  ~ John K. Galbraith #quote

I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.  ~ Author Unknown #quote

Behold the turtle.  He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.  ~ James Bryant Conant #quote

A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.  ~ Paul Valéry #quote

History, a distillation of rumour. ~ Thomas Carlyle #quote

Spite is never lonely; envy always tags along.  ~ Mignon McLaughlin #quote

The surest way to remain poor is to be honest. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.  ~ William Shakespeare #quote

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?  Four.  Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.   ~ Abraham Lincoln #quote

Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.  ~ John Galsworthy #quote

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood. ~ Henry Miller #quote

Money never starts an idea.  It is always the idea that starts the money.  ~ Owen Laughlin #quote

Depression is rage spread thin.  ~ George Santayana #quote

It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed. ~ Lenin #quote

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.  ~ Miguel de Cervantes #quote

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. ~ Sir William Alton Jones #quote