Random Quotations

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It is bad luck to be superstitious.
Andrew W. Mathis
Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.
Bill Nye, Interview with Wired.com, April 2005
Summer afternoon-summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Henry James (1843 - 1916)
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Anais Nin (1903 - 1977)
There is... nothing greater than touching the shore after crossing some great body of water knowing that I've done it with my own two arms and legs.
Diana Nyad
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana (1863 - 1952), Soliloquies in England, 1922, "War Shrines"
Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011)
If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)
In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.
Raoul Vaneigem
We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.
Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904 - 1991)
We touch other peoples lives simply by existing.
J. K. Rowling, Harvard Commencement Address, 2008
To say something nice about yourself, this is the hardest thing in the world for people to do. They'd rather take their clothes off.
Nancy Friday
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
James Lane Allen
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.
Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)
Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It's simply a choice to take action.
Anna Lappe, O Magazine, June 2003
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
Thomas H. Huxley (1825 - 1895)
Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.
Sir Arthur Eddington (1882 - 1944)
I hate life, I hate death and everything in between just doesn't interest me.
Chris Rapier
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
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Cole's Quotables Rand Lindsly's Quotes Poor Man's College
alt.quotations Archives 20th Century Quotations Quotations by Women
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