Quotes and Sayings

Lewis grizzard - the game of life is a lot like football. you have...
Herman melville, moby dick - evil is unspectacular and always human, and...
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
David Bailey
The only possible form of exercise is to talk, not to walk.
Oscar Wilde
You can do only one thing at a time. I simply tackle one problem and concentrate all efforts on what I am doing at the moment.
Dr. Maxwell Maltz
We do not first get all the answers and then live in the light of our understanding. We must rather plunge into life meeting what we have to meet and experiencing what we have to experience and in the light of living try to understand. if insight comes at all, it will not before, but only through and after experience.
John Claypool
I have learned this at least by my experiment: if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
True love is not rare at the age of a teen, but recognizing it as true love is.
Brad Bell
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self - Addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
Ring Lardner, "How to Write Short Stories".
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sherlock Holmes
Genius is a promontory jutting out of the infinite.
Victor Hugo
All confidence which is not absolute and entire, is dangerous. There are few occasions but where a man ought either to say all, or conceal all; for, how little so ever you have revealed of your secret to a friend, you have already said too much if you think it not safe to make him privy to all particulars.
Francis Beaumont
I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill.
Samuel Butle
Ignorance is king, many would not prosper by its abdication.
"A Canticle for Leibowitz".
Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists".
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks.
Charlotte Bronte
The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise.
William Shakespeare
The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head.
Jean Cocteau, Journey to Freedom (1969)
We hold these truths to be self - Evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
US Declaration of Independence
It is a sin to persue pleasure as a good and to avoid pain as a evil.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book nine
Once the people begin to reason, all is lost.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Mother Theresa
I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.
Tom Hopkins
Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.
Sharon Salzberg, O Magazine, The Power of Intention, January 2004
All perception of truth is the detection of an analogy.
Henry David Thoreau
Rarely have so many people been so wrong about so much.
Richard Milhous Nixon
The world is round; it has no point.
Adrienne E. Gusoff
Die I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.
John Barrymore
A Church without Youth is a Church without a future. Moreover, Youth without a Church is Youth without a future.
Pope Shenouda III, Pope & Patriach of Alexandria
Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne, He travels fastest who travels alone.
Rudyard Kipling
Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
G. K. Chesterton
The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things - Bread and circuses!
Juvenal, Satires
Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
Groucho Marx
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life.
Bible, New Testament, James, Chapter 1, Verse 12
I love to go to Washington - - If only to be near my money.
Bob Hope
There is no flying without wings.
French Prove
Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory.
Ralph Waldo Emerson