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Hjalmar Soderberg

“A true soul need not hide his thoughts.” Hjalmar Soderberg

Tom Stoppard

“It is better of course to know useless things than to know nothing.” Tom Stoppard

Victor Hugo

“Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.” Victor Hugo

Lindsay Anderson

“What dies if freedom lives? What lives if freedom dies?” Lindsay Anderson

The Prophet Mohammad

“To overcome evil with good is good, to resist evil by evil is evil.” The Prophet Mohammad

Mark Twain

“A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.” Mark Twain

Thomas Carlyle

“Who so belongs only to his age references only poppinjays and mumbo-jumbos.” Thomas Carlyle


“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.” Aristotle

Ernest Hemingway

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” Ernest Hemingway

Victor Hugo

“Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.” Victor Hugo

Pauline Kael

“Responsible artists try to affect you sensually in a way that enlarges your experience.” Pauline Kael


“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” Plato

German Proverb

“Rast ich, so rost ich. (When I rest I rust.)” German Proverb

George Orson Welles

“I have an unfortunate personality.” George Orson Welles

Steve Jobs

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Steve Jobs


“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.” Voltaire

Friedrich Nietzsche

“The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Erica Jong

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.” Erica Jong

Victor Hugo

“The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.” Victor Hugo

Sir Winston Churchill

“I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” Sir Winston Churchill

Victor Hugo

“What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!” Victor Hugo

Chinese Proverb

“Better to be deprived of food for three days than tea for one.” Chinese Proverb

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Everyone has the right to risk their own life in order to save it.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau

William Tecumseh Sherman

“If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world but I am sure we would be getting reports from hell before breakfast.” William Tecumseh Sherman


“The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.” Sunzi

Woody Allen

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Woody Allen


“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there's nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” Laozi

Noam Chomsky

“Every act of violence increases the recruitment of terrorists. Iraq has been turned into a base of terror.” Noam Chomsky

Tim Westergren

“Just be prepared for a long and often uncertain journey. The good stuff doesn't come easy.” Tim Westergren


“A bestfriend is a sibling God forgot to give you.” Anonymous

Woody Allen

“The good people sleep much better at night than the bad people. Of course the bad people enjoy the waking hours much more.” Woody Allen

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

“An author ought to write for the youth of his generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of the afterward.” Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

James Douglas Morrison

“Getting drunk, you're in control. It's the difference between suicide and capitulation.” James Douglas Morrison

John Gardner

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” John Gardner

Victor Hugo

“There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.” Victor Hugo

Marian Wright Edelman

“You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.” Marian Wright Edelman

Thomas Stearns Eliot

“This is the way the world ends: not with a bang, but a whimper.” Thomas Stearns Eliot

Abraham Lincoln

“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln

Theodore Roosevelt

“Death is always and under all circumstances a tragedy, for if it is not, then it means that life itself has become one.” Theodore Roosevelt

Henry Louis Mencken

“Imagine the Creator as a low comedian, and at once the world becomes explicable.” Henry Louis Mencken


“The darkest hour is only sixty minutes.” Anonymous

Sir Noel Coward

“It's discourging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” Sir Noel Coward

Alice Walker

“Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.” Alice Walker


“In the world there's nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.” Laozi

Frank Zappa

“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.” Frank Zappa

Charlie Chaplin

“In the end, everything is a gag.” Charlie Chaplin

Andre Williams

“It's a rough temptation, but a common invitation ... So take my advice, that's jail bait.” Andre Williams

William Butler Yeats

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” William Butler Yeats

Albert Camus

“The truth is that every intelligent man, as you know, dreams of being a gangster and of ruling over society by force alone.” Albert Camus

Louis Brandeis

“The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning, but without understanding.” Louis Brandeis

John Cage

“College: two hundred people reading same book. An obvious mistake. Two hundred people can read two hundred books.” John Cage

Marcus Aurelius

“Such as bathing appears to you - oil, sweat, dirt, filthy water, all disgusting - so is every part of life and everything.” Marcus Aurelius

Thomas Friedman

“If you don't visit the bad neighborhoods, the bad neighborhoods are going to visit you.” Thomas Friedman

Benito Mussolini

“Keep your heart a desert.” Benito Mussolini

John Cage

“You can tell if you're in an attractive American spot: it's littered with trash.” John Cage

Wystan Hugh Auden

“We must love one another or die.” Wystan Hugh Auden

Woody Allen

“If my film makes one more person feel miserable, I'll feel like I've done my job.” Woody Allen

Victor Hugo

“A library implies an act of faith.” Victor Hugo

Marie Henri Beyle

“The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent.” Marie Henri Beyle


“He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.” Aristotle

Oscar Wilde

“Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.” Oscar Wilde

Jimmy Durante

“Everybody wants to get into the act.” Jimmy Durante

Susan Griffin

“...This is the paradox of vision: Sharp perception softens our existence in the world.” Susan Griffin


“A clever man commits no minor blunders.” Unknown


“When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.” Laozi

Friedrich Nietzsche

“You are rewarding a teacher poorly if you remain always a pupil.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Jesus died too soon. If he had lived to my age he would have repudiated his doctrine.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Lao Tzu

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” Lao Tzu

Andy Warhol

“The nicer I am, the more people think I'm lying.” Andy Warhol

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau


“No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.” Aristotle

Lord Clarendon

“No man is so insignificant as to be sure his example can do no hurt.” Lord Clarendon

Victor Hugo

“When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.” Victor Hugo

The Prophet Mohammad

“Coarse talk does not come into anything without disgracing it, and modesty does not come into anything without adorning it.” The Prophet Mohammad

Friedrich Nietzsche

“What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Vince Lombardi

“Confidence is contagious; so is lack of confidence.” Vince Lombardi

Henry Louis Mencken

“For every problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.” Henry Louis Mencken

Jane Austen

“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.” Jane Austen

Arthur Lotti

“It's better for a lion to lead lambs than for a lamb to lead lions.” Arthur Lotti


“If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” Sunzi

Henrik Ibsen

“The joy of life? Is there salvation in that?” Henrik Ibsen

Coleman Hawking

“If you don't make mistakes, you aren't really trying.” Coleman Hawking

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Douglas Adams

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” Douglas Adams

Dwight Eisenhower

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” Dwight Eisenhower

Antonin Artaud

“Don't tire yourself more than need be, even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones.” Antonin Artaud

George Orson Welles

“The best thing commercially, which is the worst artistically, by and large, is the most successful.” George Orson Welles

Natty Nats

“The world is a playground, and life is pushing my swing.” Natty Nats

Albert Einstein

“Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else, unless it is an enemy.” Albert Einstein


“If everything appears to be going well, you don't know what the hell is going on.” Anonymous

Henry Robin

“Every baby needs a lap.” Henry Robin

Mark Twain

“Work like u don't need the money. Love like u've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. Live like it's Heaven on Earth.” Mark Twain

Victor Hugo

“A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” Victor Hugo

Ayn Rand

“The quickest way to kill the human spirit is to ask someone to do mediocre work.” Ayn Rand


“Change in all things is sweet.” Aristotle

H. Ross Perot

“Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.” H. Ross Perot

Edger Allen Poe

“I have great faith in fools; My friends call it self-confidence.” Edger Allen Poe


“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” Aesop

Friedrich Nietzsche

“At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.” Friedrich Nietzsche


“Those who say it cannot be done should get out of the way of those who are doing it.” Unknown

Mohandas Gandhi

“Truth never damages a cause that is just.” Mohandas Gandhi

Victor Hugo

“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.” Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” Victor Hugo

Margaret Thatcher

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.” Margaret Thatcher

Thomas Henry Huxley

“I took thought, and invented what I conceived to be the appropriate title of `agnostic'.” Thomas Henry Huxley

Claude Monet

“People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.” Claude Monet

Eric Bentley

“If one truly has lost hope, one would not be around to say so.” Eric Bentley


“The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.” Aristotle

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same person.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Marian Anderson

“Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.” Marian Anderson

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Courageous, untroubled, mocking and violent--that is what Wisdom wants us to be. Wisdom is a woman, and loves only a warrior.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of man.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Clive Staples Lewis

“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn; my God, do you learn!” Clive Staples Lewis

George Washington

“Few men have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.” George Washington

Victor Hugo

“Conscience is God present in man.” Victor Hugo

Mick Jagger

“It's okay to let yourself go, just as long as you let yourself back.” Mick Jagger

Thomas Jefferson

“It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.” Thomas Jefferson

Friedrich Nietzsche

“The more abstract the truth you wish to teach, the more you must allure the senses to it.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Sir Winston Churchill

“He [Sir Stafford Cripps] has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.” Sir Winston Churchill

Guy Kawasaki

“The higher you go in a company, the less oxygen there is, so supporting intelligent life becomes difficult.” Guy Kawasaki

Mother Teresa

“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” Mother Teresa

Henry David Thoreau

“I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.” Henry David Thoreau

Albert Einstein

“Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” Albert Einstein

Serge Daney

“A cinephile is someone who expects too much of cinema.” Serge Daney