Random Quotations

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A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.
Tennessee Williams (1911 - 1983), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955)
Confusion is always the most honest response.
Marty Indik
Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004), Dear Me (1977)
Self-regulation will always be a challenge, but if somebody's going to be in charge, it might as well be me.
Daniel Akst, We Have Met the Enemy: Self-Control in an Age of Excess, 2011
He not busy being born is busy dying.
Bob Dylan (1941 - )
The only way you can sustain a permanent change is to create a new way of thinking, acting, and being.
Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012
The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.
Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986)
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act III
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)
Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.
James A. Garfield (1831 - 1881)
Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888), 'Self-Dependence'
The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best - and therefore never scrutinize or question.
Stephen Jay Gould (1941 - 2002)
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)
Friendship is being there when someone's feeling low and not being afraid to kick them.
Randy K. Milholland, Something Positive, 11-04-10
This is something that I do consider to be good advice: I took my first paycheck and I put it in the goddamn bank. Then I took my second paycheck and put it in the goddamn bank. I had seen the roller coaster of my father's career - top of the world, then unemployed - and I never wanted to take a job because I needed money.
Joss Whedon, Entertainment Weekly, 08-30-13
The cost of living is going up and the chance of living is going down.
Flip Wilson (1933 - 1998)
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
Obscurity is a good thing. You can fail in obscurity. It removes the fear of failure.
Jason Fried, Keynote Speech, SXSW 2006
I have made my world and it is a much better world than I ever saw outside.
Louise Nevelson (1900 - 1988)
Worries go down better with soup than without.
Jewish Proverb
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MM's Cynical Quotes LM's Motivational Quotes Classic Quotes
Cole's Quotables Rand Lindsly's Quotes Poor Man's College
alt.quotations Archives 20th Century Quotations Quotations by Women
The Devil's Dictionary Contributed Quotations

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