Showing posts from April, 2015

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