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Thomas Stearns Eliot

“Human kind cannot bear very much reality.” Thomas Stearns Eliot

Satchel Paige

“Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.” Satchel Paige

Sigmund Freud

“Science is not illusion. But it would be an illusion to suppose that we could get anywhere else what it cannot give us.” Sigmund Freud

E. Jean Carroll

“Drugs are marvelous--it's life that's evil. And sometimes the only way to face it is to get completely twisted.” E. Jean Carroll


“The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates

Steve Roland Prefontaine

“I run to see who has the most guts.” Steve Roland Prefontaine

Dylan Thomas

“Do not go gentle into that good night. Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Dylan Thomas

Victor Hugo

“To contemplate is to look at shadows.” Victor Hugo

St. Francis of Assisi

“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” St. Francis of Assisi

John Beecher

“Strength is a matter of the made-up mind.” John Beecher

Albert Einstein

“The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.” Albert Einstein

Pablo Picasso

“Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.” Pablo Picasso

Sir Winston Churchill

“One must regard the hyphen as a blemish to be avoided whenever possible.” Sir Winston Churchill

Doug Evelyn

“Long-range planning works best in the short term.” Doug Evelyn


“Do difficult things while they're easy & do great things while they're small. A journey of a thousand miles begin with a single step.” Laozi

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Sir Richard Burton

“You may be as vicious about me as you please. You will only do me justice.” Sir Richard Burton


“I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.” Laozi

Leo Rosten

“First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people.” Leo Rosten


“For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.” Laozi

Lily Tomlin

“The trouble with the rat race is that, even if you win, you're still a rat.” Lily Tomlin

Arnold Glasow

“Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.” Arnold Glasow

Andreas Capellanus

“Love is always a stranger in the house of avarice.” Andreas Capellanus


“A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.” Bible

Marcus Aurelius

“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.” Marcus Aurelius

Bertrand Russell

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” Bertrand Russell


“As long as you can laugh at yourself you will never cease to be amused.” Anonymous

Benjamin Franklin

“The only things of certainty are Death and Taxes.” Benjamin Franklin

Avril Lavigne

“I really like performing when I'm mad. And I'm always mad at boys.” Avril Lavigne

Michael Sicinski

“Real teens are a lot more circumspect when they're hot for someone.” Michael Sicinski

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Louis-Ferdinand Celine

“I think all great innovations are built on rejections.” Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Kahlil Gibran

“An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.” Kahlil Gibran

Friedrich Nietzsche

“This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Thomas Jefferson

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.” Thomas Jefferson

Oscar Wilde

“The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.” Oscar Wilde

Japanese Proverb

“Fall down seven times; stand up eight times.” Japanese Proverb

Friedrich Nietzsche

“We praise or blame as one or the other affords more opportunity for exhibiting our power of judgment.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Thomas Alva Edison

“Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Alva Edison

Albert Einstein

“People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.” Albert Einstein

Nicolas Cage

“We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die.” Nicolas Cage

Victor Hugo

“Many great actions are committed in small struggles.” Victor Hugo

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?” Friedrich Nietzsche

Charles C. Noble

“You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures.” Charles C. Noble

Victor Hugo

“Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.” Victor Hugo

Joseph Addison

“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.” Joseph Addison

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Growth in wisdom can be measured precisely by decline in bile.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Sigmund Freud

“Anxiety is the price we pay for civilization.” Sigmund Freud

Gary Busey

“Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives.” Gary Busey

Anatole France

“If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” Anatole France


“Be the chief but never the lord.” Laozi


“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” Laozi

Thomas Beecham

“Try everything once except folk dancing and incest.” Thomas Beecham

Tom Waits

“I like a beautiful song that tells you terrible things. We all like bad news out of a pretty mouth.” Tom Waits

Woody Allen

“Love is the answer, but while you're waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty interesting questions.” Woody Allen

Albert Einstein

“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.” Albert Einstein

Andy Warhol

“I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.” Andy Warhol

German Proverb

“Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund. (Morning hours put gold in your mouth.)” German Proverb

Joe Orton

“It's Life that defeats the Christian Church. She's always well-equipped to deal with Death.” Joe Orton

William Tecumseh Sherman

“War is hell.” William Tecumseh Sherman

Friedrich Nietzsche

“In the course of history, men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary.” Friedrich Nietzsche

John Cage

“Sometimes we blur the distinction between art and life; sometimes we try to clarify it. We don't stand on one leg. We stand on both.” John Cage

Mary Kay Ash

“There are 3 types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened.” Mary Kay Ash

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Chinese Proverb

“Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it.” Chinese Proverb


“For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.” Aristotle

Victor Hugo

“Toleration is the best religion.” Victor Hugo


“The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.” Aristotle

Bob Dylan

“Blame it on a simple twist of fate.” Bob Dylan

Lee Simonson

“Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.” Lee Simonson

George Carlin

“Weather forecast for tonight: dark.” George Carlin

Wystan Hugh Auden

“Love each other or perish.” Wystan Hugh Auden

Dante Alighieri

“I love to doubt as well as know.” Dante Alighieri

Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.” Ludwig Wittgenstein

Jean-Luc Godard

“When sex gets problematic, the totalitarianist walks in.” Jean-Luc Godard


“Man is by nature a political animal.” Aristotle

Elbert Hubbard

“To avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” Elbert Hubbard

William Hazlitt

“Many a man would have turned rogue if he had known how.” William Hazlitt

George Carlin

“Could it be that all those trick-or-treaters wearing sheets aren't going as ghosts but as mattresses?” George Carlin

Kate Bratskeir

“There is power to visualization. Simply picture yourself accomplishing your goals for the day in stride, and you'll be closer to doing so.” Kate Bratskeir


“What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.” Aristotle

Victor Hugo

“Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite.” Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

“When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.” Victor Hugo

Groucho Marx

“Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.” Groucho Marx

Marcus Tullius Cicero

“There is not only an art, but an eloquence in it.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

Victor Hugo

“Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful.” Victor Hugo

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I hate quotations, tell me what you know.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Edger Allen Poe

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” Edger Allen Poe

Zig Ziglar

“It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.” Zig Ziglar

Red Adair

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” Red Adair

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I call architecture frozen music.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Calvin Coolidge

“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” Calvin Coolidge

James Douglas Morrison

“Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence.” James Douglas Morrison

A. A. Milne

“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.” A. A. Milne

William Thoreau

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” William Thoreau

Fred Allen

“A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.” Fred Allen

Ambrose Bierce

“Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.” Ambrose Bierce


“Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.” Unknown

William Allen White

“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for i have seen yesterday and i love today!” William Allen White

Bertrand Russell

“In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” Bertrand Russell

Tug McGraw

“Ninety percent of my salary I spent on booze and women ... and the other ten percent I wasted.” Tug McGraw

Edward Young

“There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.” Edward Young

John Cage

“Now that we have everything we need, we discover that there is almost nothing that we have that we want.” John Cage

Karl Marx

“The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.” Karl Marx

Erik Satie

“We must be uncompromising to the end.” Erik Satie

Emma Lazarus

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Emma Lazarus

The Comte de Lautreamont

“Generosity enjoys the happiness of others, as though it were responsible for it.” The Comte de Lautreamont

Ed Ruggero

“With difficult questions, there are many truths.” Ed Ruggero

Shigeru Miyamoto

“Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock 'n roll.” Shigeru Miyamoto

Sydney J. Harris

“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” Sydney J. Harris

Andrew Wilkes-Krier

“When someone comes up and tells me that they love the music, I yell, 'Me too!' And we just hug.” Andrew Wilkes-Krier

Andy Warhol

“The interviewer should just tell me the words he wants me to say and I'll repeat them after him.” Andy Warhol

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Norman Vincent Peale

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Ernest Bevin

“The first thing todecide before you walk into any negotiation is what to do if other fellow says no.” Ernest Bevin

Leo Burnett

“When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get them, but you won't.” Leo Burnett

Nathan Lane

“Look, I'm 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater--you do the math!” Nathan Lane


“Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.” Aristotle

Warren Buffett

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.” Warren Buffett