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Quotations

  • "A man is as happy as he makes up his mind to be." --- Abraham Lincoln


  • The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. --- Martha Washington

  • "Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself, for he shall never cease to be entertained." --- John Powell

  • "The masters of technology will have to be lighthearted and intelligent. The machine easily masters the grim and the dumb." --- Marshall McLuhan

  • "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity." --- Hanlon's Razor

  • Accept the simplest explanation until it is proven wrong. ---  Ockham's Razor

  • Take it or leave it. ---  Hobson's Choice

  • "If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter" --- Pascal
    (Meaning that it takes much more effort and skill to be concise.)

  • Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

  • "The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything." --- Theodore Roosevelt

  • "Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid." --- Jules Feiffer

  • "Even mud gives the illusion of depth." --- Marshall McLuhan

  • "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." --- Albert Schweitzer

  • "The bottomline is that it is really difficult to solve a problem when the problem does not exist." --- Masataka Ohta

  • "Keep cool, but don't freeze." --- Hellman's mayonnaise

  • "Asking a question is only embarrassing just for that moment. Not asking is embarrassing and it will haunt you for the rest of your life." --- Japanese Proverb

  • "I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow." --- Woodrow Wilson

  • "Dare to be naive." --- R. Buckminster Fuller

  • "What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." --- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. If you received this in error, please forget that you ever saw it. Except for this last part. Which you should remember that you never saw." --- unknown

  • "If we knew what we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" --- Albert Einstein

  • "What goes around often gets dizzy and falls right over." --- author unknown

  • "If I wanted bulls--t I'd raise cattle." --- anonymous

  • "Keep a firm grip on reality so that you can strangle it at any time." --- author unknown

  • "The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there." --- author unknown

  • "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." --- Albert Einstein

  • "There is neither beginning nor end to the imagination but it delights in its own seasons reversing the usual order at will." --- William Carlos Williams

  • "Change is inevitable, improvement merely an option." --- Robert Panoff

  • "Although I can accept talking scarecrows, lions and great wizards of emerald cities, I find it hard to believe there is no paperwork involved when your house lands on a witch." --- Dave James

  • "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." --- Will Rogers

  • "Music is the pleasure the human soul experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting" --- Gottfried Leibniz

  • "You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backwards" --- author unknown

  • "A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular." --- Adlai Stevenson

  • "Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back." --- author unknown

  • "X = Unknown in Algebra; SPIRT = Drip under pressure; Expert = Unknown drip under pressure" --- author unknown

  • "A man is already halfway in love with a woman who listens to him." --- Brendan Francis

  • "Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped." --- Elbert Hubbard

  • "I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." --- John Cage

  • "That's my opinion. If you don't like it, I've got others." --- Groucho Marx

  • "A month in the lab can save you 3-4 hours in the library." --- unknown

  • "Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?" --- George W. Bush in Florence, S.C., 11 Jan. 2000

  • "My cow is not pretty, but it's pretty to me." --- David Lynch

  • "Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window." --- Steve Wozniak

  • "What we hear is the quality of our own listening." --- Robt. Fripp

  • "A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top." --- Unknown

  • "Pain is nothing compared to the emptiness that comes from quitting." --- 15 year old runner

  • "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall" --- 

  • "Chance favors the prepared mind." --- Louis Pasteur

  • "I never think of the future. It comes soon enough." --- Albert Einstein

  • "There was a time when I thought I should be like everyone else. Then there was a time when I thought everyone else should be like me. Now I just think." --- Amer Neely

  • "640K ought to be enough for anybody" --- Bill Gates

  • "Good artists copy, great artists steal." --- Pablo Picasso

  • "Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." --- Winston Churchill, October 1941.

  • "For every complex problem there is a solution that is concise, clear, simple, and wrong." --- H. L. Mencken

  • "There's only one thing you can use against pure logic, and that's common sense." --- Alan Cooper

  • "What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so." --- Yogi Berra

  • "Everybody experiences more than he understands. Yet it is the experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior." --- Marshall McLuhan

  • "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." --- Antoine de Saint Exupery

  • "If you don't find it in the index, look very carefully through the entire catalogue." --- Sears, Roebuck, and Co., Consumer's Guide, 1897

  • "In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd." --- Miguel de Unamuno

  • "Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking." --- H. L. Mencken

  • "Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought." ---  Szent-Gyorgi Albert

  • "O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet." --- St. Augustine

  • "Ubi non accusator, ibi non judex. (Where there are no police, there is no speed limit.)" ---  Roman Law, trans. Petr Beckmann (1971)

  • "Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning." ---  Rich Cook

  • "There is time for work, and there is time for love. That leaves no other time." --- Coco Chanel

  • "Real art has the capacity to make us nervous." --- Susan Sontag

  • "In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number." --- Steven Wright

  • "Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one." ---  Thomas Paine

  • "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these." --- George Washington Carver

  • "Greetings, my friends. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember, my friends, future events such as these will affect you in the future." --- Criswell, 'Plan 9 From Outer Space'

  • "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." --- Philip K. Dick

  • "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." --- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

  • "A witty saying proves nothing." --- Voltaire

  • "Just five years ago, it was almost impossible to waste a million dollars building a Web site." --- David Walker

  • "Machines take me by surprise with great frequency." --- Alan Turing

  • "Don't be so humble. You are not that great." --- Golda Meir

  • "How hard can it be, creating valid haiku to put in sig files?" --- Edward T. Piou

  • "Everyone is entitled to my opinion." --- David Brinkley

  • "Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it." --- Thomas Jefferson

  • "There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them." --- Heisenberg

  • "We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything." --- Thomas Alva Edison

  • "Before you criticize anyone, you should walk a mile in that other's shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes." --- Anonymous

  • "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." --- Pablo Picasso

  • "Although usability clearly generates traffic, customer loyalty, and sales, simplicity doesn't demo as well as glamour." --- Jakob Nielson

  • "I enjoy fireworks but stars are nice too." --- New York City taxi cab driver

  • "I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow." --- Woodrow Wilson

  • "Dare to be naive." --- R. Buckminster Fuller

  • "You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there." --- Yogi Berra

  • "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made." --- Groucho Marx

  • "I haven't lost my mind; it's backed up on tape somewhere." --- Ashley M. Kirchner

  • "Never mistake motion for action." --- Ernest Hemingway

  • "The phenomenon of UFO doesn't say anything about the presence of intelligence in space. It just shows how rare it is here on the earth." --- Arthur C. Clarke

  • "If you want to know what God thinks about money, just look at the people He gives it to." --- Old Irish Saying

  • "The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel." --- Horace Walpole

  • "I don't know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets." --- John Glenn

  • "Ten percent of our users do not know how to scroll their browser windows." --- A quote from the Chief Scientist at Yahoo!

  • "The only thing that is not art is inattention" --- Marcel Duchamp

  • "When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear." --- Mark Twain

  • "They spell it 'da Vinci' and pronounce it 'da Vinchy'. Foreigners always spell better than they pronounce." ---  Mark Twain

  • "As the monkey climbs the tree, more people can see his bottom." --- Jean-Louis Gassee

  • "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see." --- John Burroughs

  • "It is a mistake to think of creative activity as something unusual" --- J. Bronowski

  • "Well done is better than well said." --- Benjamin Franklin

  • "Aibohphobia (n): The fear of palindromes." --- unknown

  • "I used to know all the answers when I was younger but now that I'm older I forgot." --- anonymous

  • "I have often regretted my speech, never my silence." --- Syrus

  • "I work hard to maintain a nonchalant attitude." --- anonymous

  • "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." --- Popular Mechanics, 1949

  • "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home." --- Ken Olson; President, Digital Equipment 1977

  • "If you go flying back through time, and you see somebody else flying forward into the future, it's probably best to avoid eye contact." --- Jack Handey

  • "There are no poisonous substances, only incorrect doses" --- Paracelsus, 1536

  • "[Rock 'n' roll] will be gone by June." --- 'Variety', 1955

  • "Isn't it great how they built the castle so close to the shops?" --- American tourist

  • "Time exists solely to prevent everything from happening all at once" --- author unknown

  • "Instant gratification takes too long." --- Carrie Fisher

  • "The naked truth about me is to the naked truth about Salvador Dali as an old ukulele in the attic is to a piano in a tree, and I mean a piano with breasts." --- James Thurber

  • "Facts are meaningless. You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true." --- Homer Simpson

  • "Although it is within the realm of possibility to escort equus caballus to a location providing a potable mixture of hydrogen and oxygen, one cannot coerce said mammal to imbibe." --- author unknown

  • "Bungee jumping and skydiving are for wimps. If you want to experience true gut-wrenching terror, have children." --- Dusty Rhoades

  • "The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth." --- Niels Bohr

  • "The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for truth." --- E. M. Cioran

  • "Education is an admirable thing, but it is as well to remember that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught." --- Oscar Wilde

  • "In the attention economy, anyone trying to connect with an audience must treat the user's time as the ultimate resource." --- Jakob Neilsen

  • "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." --- George Bernard Shaw

  • "Suppose you were an idiot ... And suppose you were a member of Congress ... But I repeat myself." --- Mark Twain

  • "While I'm fully aware that money can't buy happiness, I wouldn't mind being known as that melancholy guy who drives the red Lamborghini Diablo." --- George Olson

  • "It's not true that life is one damn thing after another - It's one damn thing over and over." --- Edna St. Vincent Millay

  • "The idea is not to make art, but to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable." --- Robert Henri

  • "Politics is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex" --- Frank Zappa

  • "There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about." --- John von Neumann

  • "For every expert there is an equal and opposite expert." --- Charles Fort

  • "Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand; Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand." --- Edna St. Vincent Millay

  • "No matter how hard you push and no matter what the priority, you can't increase the speed of light." --- RFC 1925

  • "I doubt, therefore I might be." --- author unknown

  • "My opinions are not necessarily those of my provider, not necessarily mine, and probably not necessary." --- unknown

  • "A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad." --- Theodore Roosevelt

  • "Newpaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff." --- Adlai Stevenson

  • "Life is what happens to you while you're making other plans." --- Will Rogers

  • "While we're all very dependent on technology, it doesn't always work." --- Bill Gates

  • Growing up means realizing that what other people think about you is none of your damn business. -- Margaret Essex

  • I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it. --- Rita Mae Brown

  • Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths. --- Lois Wyse

  • Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then. --- Katharine Hepburn

  • All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction. --- Marya Mannes

  • What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? --- George Eliot

  • The giving of love is an education in itself. --- Eleanor Roosevelt

  • What is important to a relationship is a harmony of emotional roles and not too great a disparity in the general level of intelligence. --- Mirra Komarovsky

  • Knowing is the most profound kind of love, giving someone the gift of knowledge about yourself. --- Marsha Norman

  • A man has to be Joe McCarthy to be called ruthless. All a woman has to do is put you on hold. --- Marlo Thomas

  • I'm not denyin' the women are foolish: God Almighty made 'em to match the men. --- George Eliot

  • It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover. --- Marge Piercy

  • The only sin passion can commit is to be joyless. --- Dorothy Sayers

  • Too much of a good thing is wonderful. --- Mae West

  • Shared laughter is erotic too. --- Marge Piercy

  • Sex is hardly ever just about sex. --- Shirley MacLaine

  • As long as one keeps searching, the answers come. --- Joan Baez

  • The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea. --- Isak Dinesen

  • Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. --- Amelia Earhart

  • Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. --- Marie Curie

  • I used to believe that anything was better than nothing. Now I know that sometimes nothing is better. --- Glenda Jackson

  • Accept the pain, cherish the joys, resolve the regrets; then can come the best of benedictions: "If I had my life to live over, I'd do it all the same. --- Joan McIntosh

  • Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. --- Sophia Loren

  • Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can - and surely will at times - fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk. --- Dr. Joyce Brothers

  • In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person. --- Margaret Anderson

  • There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

  • One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night. --- Margaret Mead

  • Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. --- Jeanne Moreau

  • I love not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved. --- George Eliot

  • She did observe with some dismay, that far from conquering all, love lazily sidestepped practical problems. --- Jean Stafford

  • Great loves too must be endured. --- Coco Chanel

  • Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch; what make you go beyond the norm. --- Cicely Tyson

  • If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time. --- Edith Wharton

  • The mere sense of living is joy enough. --- Emily Dickenson

  • If you always do what interests you, then at least one person is pleased. --- Katharine Hepburn from her Mother

  • Whoever is happy will make others happy too. --- Anne Frank

  • In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on woman. --- Nancy Astor

  • When men talk about defense, they always claim to be protecting women and children, but they never ask the women and children what they think. --- Pat Schroeder

  • Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him. --- Minna Antrim

  • I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention. --- Diane Sawyer

  • If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning. --- Catherine Aird

  • It's never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise. --- Nancy Thayer

  • If you have made mistakes ... there is always another chance for you ... you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. --- Mary Pickford

  • The best mind altering drug is truth. --- Lily Tomlin

  • Change is an easy panacea. It takes character to stay in one place and be happy there. --- Elizabeth Clarke Dunn

  • Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? --- Rose Kennedy

  • You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stopped laughing.

  • Age doesn't always bring wisdom, sometimes age comes alone.

  • The thing that women have got to learn is that no one just gives you power. You've got to take it. --- Roseanne Arnold

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