Random Quotations

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That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
Doris Lessing
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Og Mandino (1923 - 1996)
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Brendan Gill
Entropy is the normal state of consciousness - a condition that is neither useful nor enjoyable.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 1990
A lawyer starts life giving $500 worth of law for $5 and ends giving $5 worth for $500.
Benjamin H. Brewster (1816 - 1888)
Where we have strong emotions, we're liable to fool ourselves.
Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996), Cosmos (Blues for a Red Planet)
Never judge a book by its movie.
J. W. Eagan
When you have the courage to tell the truth about what you're really afraid of, fear doesn't have control over your life.
Ali Vincent, Believe It, Be It: How Being the Biggest Loser Won Me Back My Life, 2009
Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.
We are more ready to try the untried when what we do is inconsequential. Hence the fact that many inventions had their birth as toys.
Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)
You have a choice in this world, I believe, about how to tell sad stories.
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, 2012
The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)
I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.
Herbert Bayard Swope (1882 - 1958)
We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go together like one little tidy confusing package. It's a messy business, life. It's hard to figure--full of surprises. Some good. Some bad.
Henry Bromel, Northern Exposure, The Big Kiss, 1991
Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.
Rita Mae Brown, Starting From Scratch, 1988
Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.
Audre Lorde
Adversity does teach who your real friends are.
Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign, 1999
It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.
Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook
What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.
Andre Agassi (1970 - ), on "Charlie Rose"
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Zig Ziglar, "Secrets of Closing the Sale", 1984
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Cole's Quotables Rand Lindsly's Quotes Poor Man's College
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