Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The Trouble with Normal

I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself. ~ Ferdinand Porsche #quote

Without philosophy, history is always for me dead and dumb. ~ Ferdinand Christian Baur #quote

The trouble with normal is it always gets worse. ~ Bruce Cockburn #quote

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. ~ Bruce Feirstein #quote

After each war there is a little less democracy to save. ~ Brooks Atkinson #quote

God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won't. ~ Alfred Korzybski #quote

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past. ~ Fidel Castro #quote

Penetrating so many secrets, we cease to believe in the unknowable.  But there it sits, nevertheless, calmly licking its chops. ~ J.L. Mencken #quote
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true. ~ Brian Tracy #quote

Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe. ~ Erwin Schrodinger #quote

The older I grow, the more I find myself alone. ~ Alberto Giacometti #quote

As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man. ~ Ernst Fischer #quote

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain. ~ Epictetus #quote

We live in a strange bubble. ~ Brian Molko #quote

I am not denying anything I did not say. ~ Brian Mulroney #quote

There are no bridges in folk songs because the peasants died building them. ~ Eugene Chadbourne #quote

A fool is a man who never tried an experiment in his life. ~ Erasmus Darwin #quote

If you do not raise your eyes you will think you are the highest point. ~ Antonio Porchia #quote

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer #quote

Poets write the words you have heard before but in a new sequence. ~ Brian Harris #quote

We don't change what we are, we change what we think what we are. ~ Eric Butterworth #quote

There is no greater mystery to me than that of light traveling through darkness. ~ Alexander Volkov #quote

And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. ~ Erica Jong #quote

Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta. ~ Brian Aldiss #quote

Keep violence in the mind where it belongs. ~ Brian Aldiss #quote
In dancing with the enemy one follows his steps even if counting under one's breath. ~ Breyten Breytenbach #quote

As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask. ~ Erich Fromm #quote

There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water. ~ Alan Clark #quote

The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity. ~ Erich Fromm #quote

A book, like a landscape, is a state of consciousness varying with readers. ~ Ernest Dimnet #quote

You have to know how to score. ~ Brett Hull #quote

Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone? ~ Erma Bombeck #quote

Silence is the unbearable repartee. ~ Alexander Theroux #quote

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. ~ Albert Szent~Gyorgi #quote

What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque. ~ Brendan Francis #quote

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know? ~ Ernest Hemingway #quote

I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused. ~ Elvis Costello #quote

No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today. ~ Brendan Francis #quote

Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery. ~ Erma Bombeck #quote

There is no such thing as a person that nothing has happened to, and each person's story is as different as his fingertips. ~ Elsa Lanchester #quote