Random Quotations

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The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name.
Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)
The best way to live is by not knowing what will happen to you at the end of the day...
Donald Barthelme
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
Oliver Goldsmith (1730 - 1774)
Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter, try again, fail again, Fail better.
Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), in Christian Science
Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security.
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
Einstein said God doesn't play dice with the universe, but I don't know--maybe not as a whole, but I think he gets a pretty big kick out of messing in peoples' back yards.
Dennis Koenig and Jordan Budde, Northern Exposure, Roots, 1991
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Richard Bach
Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.
Sir Julian Huxley (1887 - 1975)
To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves...We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is here--with its gift of energy and heightened awareness--so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation.
Peter McWilliams, Life 101
Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
Sholem Asch (1880 - 1957)
Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.
Jonathan Winters
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
Aneurin Bevan (1897 - 1960)
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Paul Tillich (1886 - 1965)
I don't like composers who think. It gets in the way of their plagiarism.
Howard Dietz
If hunger makes you irritable, better eat and be pleasant.
Sefer Hasidim
I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it.
Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616), Exemplary Novels (1613)
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
You ask me why I do not write something....I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results.
Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910), in Cecil Woodham-Smith, Florence Nightingale, 1951
People want economy and they will pay any price to get it.
Lee Iacocca (1924 - )
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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
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