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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- The camera's only job is to get out of the way of making photographs.
- Ken Rockwell, Your Camera Does Not Matter, 2005
- Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.
- Henrik Tikkanen
- We can have facts without thinking but we cannot have thinking without facts.
- John Dewey (1859 - 1952)
- Better to look weak and be strong than to look strong and be weak.
- Laura Moncur (1969 - ), Merriton: 35 Minutes from Home, 05-19-12
- Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
- David Starr Jordan (1851 - 1931), The Philosophy of Despair
- We are who people think we are.
- David Foster, House M.D., TB or Not TB, 2005
- I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
- Bill Cosby (1937 - )
- Fitness - If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.
- Cher (1946 - )
- I was always taught to respect my elders and I've now reached the age when I don't have anybody to respect.
- George Burns (1896 - 1996)
- When we die, no one remembers us for what we weighed. Our weight isn't etched into our headstones.
- Stephanie Klein, Moose, 2008
- I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
- Woody Allen (1935 - )
- Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.
- Alan Dean Foster, "To the Vanishing Point"
- One of the things about being a grown-up is learning how to act right even when you feel wrong.
- Sean Stewart, Perfect Circle, 2004
- Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anyone else.
- Heywood Broun (1888 - 1939), Sitting on the World, 1924
- You can't rest on your laurels. Your own body of work is yet to come.
- Barack Obama (1961 - ), Arizona State Commencement Speech, 2009
- The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.
- Bill Nye, Interview with Wired.com, April 2005
- Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
- John Erskine (1879 - 1951)
- I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)
- The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
- Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)
- When you go to buy, use your eyes, not your ears.
- Czech Proverb