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Victor Hugo

“I'm religiously opposed to religion.” Victor Hugo

Friedrich Nietzsche

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Oscar Wilde

“Like dear St. Francis of Assisi I am wedded to poverty, but in my case the marriage is not a success.” Oscar Wilde

Anais Nin

“... and then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin

Octave Mirbeau

“Sometimes twenty males are required for the delight of a single female.” Octave Mirbeau

George Orwell

“Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” George Orwell

Jules Renard

“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.” Jules Renard

Friedrich Nietzsche

“The doer alone learneth.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

“What do I care about the purring of one who cannot love, like the cat?” Friedrich Nietzsche

Italian Proverb

“To be loved, you must be lovable.” Italian Proverb

Oliver Wendell Holmes

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what other men say in whole books--what other men do not say in whole books.” Friedrich Nietzsche


“Reality is just a crutch for people who can't handle drugs.” Anonymous


“The secret to humor is surprise.” Aristotle


“What anger worse or slower to abate then lovers love when it turns to hate.” Euripides

Friedrich Nietzsche

“The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Alfred Adler

“The goal of the human soul is conquest, perfection, security, superiority.” Alfred Adler

Win Borden

“If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.” Win Borden

Howard Stern

“Writing a book just might be the hardest thing I've ever done, besides trying to get laid in college.” Howard Stern

William Blake

“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” William Blake


“There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.” Sunzi


“How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.” Sophocles

Itzhak Perlman

“I couldn't only do one thing--I don't want the personal hell of oneness.” Itzhak Perlman

Jean Cocteau

“Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.” Jean Cocteau

Vladimir Nabokov

“My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.” Vladimir Nabokov

Groucho Marx

“Quote me as saying I was misquoted.” Groucho Marx


“Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.” Aristotle

Groucho Marx

“I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.” Groucho Marx

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Sir Winston Churchill

“War is a catalogue of blunders.” Sir Winston Churchill

Susan Orlean

“We've erased a lot of the distinctions between night and day, between weekday and weekend. Our notions of time and space are collapsing.” Susan Orlean

Minna Antrim

“Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.” Minna Antrim

Geoffrey Bocca

“Wit is a treacherous dart. It is perhaps the only weapon with which it is possible to stab oneself in one's own back.” Geoffrey Bocca

German Proverb

“Erst besinnen, dann beginnen. (First think, then begin.)” German Proverb

German Proverb

“Ohne Fleis, kein Preis. (Without industriousness, there is no reward.)” German Proverb

Popular Mechanics

“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” Popular Mechanics

George Orson Welles

“I feel I have to protect myself against things. So I'm pretty careful to lose most of them.” George Orson Welles

William Shakespeare

“If music be the food of love, play on.” William Shakespeare

Dale Carnegie

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.” Dale Carnegie

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Victor Hugo

“The animal is ignorant of the fact that he knows. The man is aware of the fact that he is ignorant.” Victor Hugo

Alan Kay

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Alan Kay


“The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.” Aristotle

Oscar Wilde

“Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.” Oscar Wilde

Friedrich Nietzsche

“The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity.” Friedrich Nietzsche

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“When written in chinese the word 'crisis' is composed of 2 characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Bill Vaughan

“A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.” Bill Vaughan

Edith Wharton

“If we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.” Edith Wharton

Victor Hugo

“Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.” Victor Hugo

Frank Lloyd Wright

“The truth is more important than the facts.” Frank Lloyd Wright

Steve Jobs

“Our DNA is as a consumer company-for that inpidual customer who's voting thumbs up or thumbs down. That's who we think about” Steve Jobs

George Bernard Shaw

“The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves.” George Bernard Shaw


“When all is said and done, a lot more is said than done.” Anonymous

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Mario Andretti

“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti

Charles Caleb Colton

“When you have nothing to say, say nothing.” Charles Caleb Colton

Nick Drake

“You can take a road that gets you to the stars. I can take a road that will see me through.” Nick Drake

John Quincy Adams

“Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” John Quincy Adams

Ali bin Abi Talib

“When you fall in destitution, trade with Allah with charity.” Ali bin Abi Talib

George Washington

“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the people's liberty's teeth.” George Washington


“Politicians also have no leisure, because they're always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power & glory, or happiness.” Aristotle

William Shakespeare

“Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.” William Shakespeare

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“There is nothing more fearful than ignorance in action.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Leo Babauta

“Procrastination is the symptom, but it also illuminates the path you should take.” Leo Babauta

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Coleman Hawkins

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

“To be ashamed of one's immorality: that is a step on the staircase at whose end one is also ashamed of one's morality.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Dr. Carl Sagan

“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.” Dr. Carl Sagan

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Man's maturity: to have regained the seriousness that he had as a child at play.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Ludwig Wittgenstein

“If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” Ludwig Wittgenstein

Joseph Conrad

“Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love and to put its trust in life!” Joseph Conrad

Wilhelm Reich

“Love, work, and knowledge are the wellsprings of our lives, they should also govern it.” Wilhelm Reich

William Shakespeare

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” William Shakespeare

Ashleigh Brilliant

“I don't have any solution, but I certainly admire the problem.” Ashleigh Brilliant


“Bad luck is blessing from the above, to help fallen ones to stay aware and alive, in order to feel ordinary love again.” Anonymous


“I think modern science should graft functional wings on a pig, simply so no one can ever use that stupid saying again.” Anonymous

George Orson Welles

“Race hate isn't human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature.” George Orson Welles

Louis-Ferdinand Celine

“It is of men, and them only, that one should always be frightened.” Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Dorothy Parker

“Why is it no one ever sent me yet / One perfect limousine, do you suppose? / Ah no, it's always just my luck to get / One perfect rose.” Dorothy Parker

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Every man is a creative cause of what happens, a primum mobile with an original movement.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Josh C. Collins

“All I need is Vaseline and the will to go on.” Josh C. Collins

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Chapman Cohen

“Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.” Chapman Cohen

Robert Browning

“Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?” Robert Browning

Andy Warhol

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol

Arthur Lotti

“The more I think about it, the more I agree with the bees: worship the Queen and kill the unemployed.” Arthur Lotti


“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Nonbeing is the greatest joy.” Laozi

Jonathan Franzen

“Today's Baudelaires are hip-hop artists.” Jonathan Franzen

Giovanni Simone

“Everything in moderation.” Giovanni Simone

Friedrich Nietzsche

“A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still: you must not want to see everything.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Dr. Seuss

“... adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.” Dr. Seuss

M. C. Escher

“I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.” M. C. Escher

Thomas Edward Lawrence

“Club Secretary: I say, Lawrence. You are a clown! Lawrence: We can't all be lion tamers.” Thomas Edward Lawrence


“Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.” Laozi

Charlie Chaplin

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Charlie Chaplin

James Douglas Morrison

“When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.” James Douglas Morrison

Steven V. Thulon

“Conflict builds character. Crisis defines it.” Steven V. Thulon

Seth Godin

“Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.” Seth Godin

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.” Friedrich Nietzsche

James Thurber

“Early to rise and early to bed make a man healthy, wealthy and dead.” James Thurber

Matt Groening

“I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again.” Matt Groening

Hunter S. Thompson

“Have an objective to give your bender a theme. For instance, stalking and killing a wild pig with a bowie knife.” Hunter S. Thompson


“The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.” Aristotle

T.S. Eliot

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother.” Friedrich Nietzsche


“How clever you are, my dear! You never mean a single word you say.” Unknown

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Jean Cocteau

“Murderers have been known to find that young girls give them more trouble than anybody else.” Jean Cocteau

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Believe me, the secret of the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment of existence is: to live dangerously!” Friedrich Nietzsche

Jenny Holzer

“Private property created crime.” Jenny Holzer

Friedrich Nietzsche

“The same passions in man and woman nonetheless differ in tempo; hence man and woman do not cease misunderstanding one another.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Samuel Johnson

“Self-confidence is the first requisite for achieving great things.” Samuel Johnson

Odie Henderson

“The only thing worse than symbolism is blatant symbolism.” Odie Henderson

Sam Brown

“Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.” Sam Brown

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“If you treat people right they will treat you right ... ninety percent of the time.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt


“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” Laozi

Friedrich Nietzsche

“There are no moral phenomena at all, but only a moral interpretation of phenomena.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Oscar Wilde

“A true friend stabs you in the front.” Oscar Wilde


“Your mouse has moved. Please restart Windows for the change to take effect.” Anonymous

Jean-Luc Godard

“I don't think you should feel about a film. You should feel about a woman, not a movie. You can't kiss a movie.” Jean-Luc Godard

J. G. Ballard

“It's a very intimate experience, reading a book. You're as close as you get to anyone - except in bed. No, closer.” J. G. Ballard

Swami Sivananda

“Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression.” Swami Sivananda

Salvador Dali

“The difference between myself and a madman is that I am not mad.” Salvador Dali

George Carlin

“May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.” George Carlin

Friedrich Nietzsche

“The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Andy Warhol

“I've decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks.” Andy Warhol

Oscar Wilde

“Being idle is very hard work because everyone is against you.” Oscar Wilde

Ernest Hemingway

“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” Ernest Hemingway

John Belushi

“I owe it all to little chocolate donuts.” John Belushi

Henry Rollins

“When life hands you a lemon, say 'Oh yeah, I like lemons. What else you got?'” Henry Rollins

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor, too.” Friedrich Nietzsche