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Ken Olson

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” Ken Olson

Friedrich Nietzsche

“One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Ancient Proverb

“Whom the gods wish to destroy they send 40 years of success.” Ancient Proverb

Matt Groening

“The French are funny, sex is funny, and comedies are funny, yet no French sex comedies are funny.” Matt Groening

Laozi

“Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.” Laozi

Willie Sutton

“Because that's where the money is.” Willie Sutton

Josh S. Weston

“We will never try to develop a strategy that wins on price. There is nothing unique about pricing.” Josh S. Weston

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Under peaceful conditions the militant man attacks himself.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

“In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Henrik Ibsen

“Don't use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.'” Henrik Ibsen

Will Rogers

“If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.” Will Rogers

Andy Warhol

“I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.” Andy Warhol

H. Jackson Brown

“In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.” H. Jackson Brown

Alec Guinness

“Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?” Alec Guinness

Jameson Frank

“Our greatest battles are that with our own minds.” Jameson Frank

Ross Johnson

“Realize that ultimate success comes from opportunistic, bold move which by definition, cannot be planned.” Ross Johnson

Ken S. Keyes

“To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.” Ken S. Keyes

Victor Hugo

“The man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas.” Victor Hugo

Henry Havelock Ellis

“It is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene, they could never have dared to be great.” Henry Havelock Ellis

Confucius

“When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.” Confucius

William Goldman

“Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.” William Goldman

Marcel Duchamp

“God is Man's stupidest idea.” Marcel Duchamp

John Steinbeck

“The only good writer was a dead writer. Then he couldn't surprise anyone any more, couldn't hurt anyone any more.” John Steinbeck

Albert Einstein

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein

Aristotle

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

Will Rogers

“We don't know what we want, but we are ready to bite somebody to get it.” Will Rogers

Friedrich Nietzsche

“One should part from life as Odysseus parted from Nausicaa: with a blessing rather than in love.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Benjamin Franklin

“All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.” Benjamin Franklin

Friedrich Nietzsche

“God is dead: but considering the state Man is in, there will perhaps be caves, for ages yet, in which his shadow will be shown.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Jean-Luc Godard

“I think women should never be more than 25. Men become more handsome as they age. Not women. It's greatly unfair for a woman to age.” Jean-Luc Godard

Albert Einstein

“All our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike--and yet it is the most precious thing we have.” Albert Einstein

Samuel Beckett

“Even death is unreliable. Instead of zero it may be some ghastly hallucination, such as the square root of minus one.” Samuel Beckett

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Woman was God's second mistake.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Thomas A. Edison

“There is no substitute for hard work.” Thomas A. Edison

Jean-Paul Sartre

“Life has no meaning the moment you loose the illusion of being eternal.” Jean-Paul Sartre

Anonymous

“Friends are those people who know the words to the song in your heart and sing them back to you when you have forgotten the words.” Anonymous

Thomas Stearns Eliot

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” Thomas Stearns Eliot

Friedrich Nietzsche

“We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers.” Friedrich Nietzsche

John Cage

“A newspaperman wrote asking me to send'im my philosophy in a nutshell. Get out of whatever cage you happen to be in.” John Cage

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A man is what he thinks about all day long.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Woody Allen

“I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.” Woody Allen

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Laozi

“When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'” Laozi

Aristotle

“Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.” Aristotle

Stella Adler

“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” Stella Adler

David Hudson Burnham

“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir Men's blood.” David Hudson Burnham

Albert Einstein

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” Albert Einstein

Dave Parnas

“Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,' they really mean, 'not really.'” Dave Parnas

Agatha Christie

“The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.” Agatha Christie

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Sunzi

“The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.” Sunzi

Napoleon Bonaparte

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” Napoleon Bonaparte

Aleister Crowley

“Every Man and every Woman is a Star.” Aleister Crowley

Thomas Henry Huxley

“Learn what is true in order to do what is right.” Thomas Henry Huxley

Henry Ward Beecher

“It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.” Henry Ward Beecher

John Wayne

“Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.” John Wayne

G. Randolf

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” G. Randolf

Fernando Pessoa

“No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.” Fernando Pessoa

Pauline Kael

“Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.” Pauline Kael

Friedrich Nietzsche

“One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.” Friedrich Nietzsche

William Feather

“Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.” William Feather

James T. Conway

“Old men should be able to agree so young men don't have to die.” James T. Conway

Steve Roland Prefontaine

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” Steve Roland Prefontaine

Friedrich Nietzsche

“To educate educators! But the first ones must educate themselves! And for these I write.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Paul Verlaine

“Take eloquence and wring its neck.” Paul Verlaine

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Hold a true friend with both your hands.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Unknown

“There may be harm in risk but there also regret in doing nothing.” Unknown

William Shakespeare

“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in batallions.” William Shakespeare

Harold S. Geneen

“Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” Harold S. Geneen

Charles F. Kettering

“You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” Charles F. Kettering

Jonathan Swift

“Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.” Jonathan Swift

Sunzi

“The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.” Sunzi

George Gordon Byron

“Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.” George Gordon Byron

Mark Twain

“If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.” Mark Twain

Hannah Arendt

“Predictions of the future are never anything but projections of present automatic processes and procedures.” Hannah Arendt

Salman Rushdie

“Do you know that places only yield up their secrets, their most profound mysteries, to those who are just passing through?” Salman Rushdie

John Lennon

“Life is what happens when you are making other plans.” John Lennon

Ernest Hemingway

“Vice is a wonderful thing.” Ernest Hemingway

Dr. Seuss

“When we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them & fall in mutual weirdness & call it love.” Dr. Seuss

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man.” Friedrich Nietzsche

John Cassavetes

“I really resent being liked openly. I don't find any challenge in being liked.” John Cassavetes

Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

“Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.” Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Bible

“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much.” Bible

Jean Cocteau

“The prettiest dresses are worn to be taken off.” Jean Cocteau

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

“As long as movies are depressing, life isn't.” Rainer Werner Fassbinder

King James I

“[Smoking is] hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, and dangerous to the lungs.” King James I

Henry Louis Mencken

“Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.” Henry Louis Mencken

John Ong

“There's nothing quite like doing nothing.” John Ong

John Cage

“We're in a confusion of books. Bonfire?” John Cage

Charles Laughton

“I have a face like the behind of an elephant.” Charles Laughton

Michael Jordan

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” Michael Jordan

John Steinbeck

“I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found...” John Steinbeck

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Much unhappiness has come into this world because of things left unsaid.” Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Marquis de Sade

“Happiness lies only in that which excites, and the only thing that excites is crime.” The Marquis de Sade

Jacques Lacan

“The Woman does not exist.” Jacques Lacan

Friedrich Nietzsche

“These people abstain, it is true: but the bitch Sensuality glares enviously out of all they do.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Robert Bly

“The best presenters have conversations with their audiences.” Robert Bly

Norm Macdonald

“I don't care for sex. I find it an embarrassing, dull exercise. I prefer sports, where you can win.” Norm Macdonald

Napoleon Bonaparte

“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.” Napoleon Bonaparte

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Aristotle

“Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not thru insensibility but thru greatness of mind.” Aristotle

Joan Baez

“The easiest kind of relationship is with ten thousand people, the hardest is with one.” Joan Baez

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Kurt Cobain

“Dreaming of the person you want to be is wasting the person you already are.” Kurt Cobain

William Shakespeare

“The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.” William Shakespeare

Al Pacino

“All I got in this world is my balls and my word and I don't break either of 'em for nobody!” Al Pacino

Martin Kippenberger

“Nobody helps anybody.” Martin Kippenberger

Victor Hugo

“When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.” Victor Hugo

Thomas Alva Edison

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” Thomas Alva Edison

Friedrich Nietzsche

“If you believed more in life you would fling yourself less to the moment.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Chinese Proverb

“Luck never gives: it only lends.” Chinese Proverb

Confucius

“Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.” Confucius

Sunzi

“He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.” Sunzi

Aristotle

“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.” Aristotle

Francois Truffaut

“Is the cinema more important than life?” Francois Truffaut

Anonymous

“I want to die like my grandfather; peacefully in my sleep. Not screaming like his passengers.” Anonymous

Andy Warhol

“I would rather watch somebody buy their underwear than read a book they wrote.” Andy Warhol

George Bernard Shaw

“I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.” George Bernard Shaw

Marjorie Pay Hinckley

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Carl Sagan

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” Carl Sagan

John Keats

“O, for a draught of vintage! that hath been Cooled a long age in the deep-delvid earth...” John Keats

Aristotle

“We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.” Aristotle

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

“A man who flies from his fear may find he has only taken a shortcut to meet it.” John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Saadi

“Patience accomplishes its object, while hurry speeds to its ruin.” Saadi

Sir Winston Churchill

“I like a man who grins when he fights.” Sir Winston Churchill

Gail Devers

“Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try.” Gail Devers

Noam Chomsky

“If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.” Noam Chomsky

Agnes Repplier

“There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join.” Agnes Repplier

Friedrich Nietzsche

“There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Phaedrus

“Actors: Bores to themselves, to others caviar.” Phaedrus

John Steinbeck

“Oh, we can populate the dark with horrors, even we who think ourselves informed and sure, beliving nothing we cannot measure or weigh.” John Steinbeck

Sunzi

“Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.” Sunzi

Victor Hugo

“The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.” Victor Hugo

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Art raises its head where creeds relax.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Kenneth Tynan