-Business more than any other occupation is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Henry R. Luce… Read the rest
The artist should be a seeing-eye dog for a myopic civilization.
Jacob Getlar Smith… Read the rest
-Generosity with strings is not generosity; It is a deal.
-The process of maturing is an art to be learned, an effort to be sustained. By the age of fifty you have made yourself what you are, and if it … Read the rest
-Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it’s just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it.
David Sedaris… Read the rest
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember
what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to the … Read the rest
It’s not the implicit moral superiority that has made busyness so universal. After all, you could claim instant moral superiority simply by reusing a plastic bag, and we’re still being apathetic about that. No. Busyness is so popular because it’s … Read the rest
-Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them.
-The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very … Read the rest
-A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.
Alfred E. Wiggam… Read the rest
-A person is happy so long as s/he chooses to be happy, and nothing can stop her/him.
-Our envy of others devours us most of all.
-Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. … Read the rest
-Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.”
Simone Weil… Read the rest
-Hunger, love, vanity, and fear. There are four great motives of human action.
Graham Sumner… Read the rest
-People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.
-The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my … Read the rest
The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.
Jill Churchill… Read the rest
-I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
Robert McCloskey… Read the rest
Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him.
Minna Thomas Antrim… Read the rest
-Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.
-An affirmation is a strong, positive statement that something is already so.
-I am convinced that life in … Read the rest
-The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.
-Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great … Read the rest
-The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
-The human condition is such that pain and effort are not just symptoms which can be removed without changing life itself; they are the modes in which … Read the rest
-True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one self. But the point is not only to get out – you must stay out. And to stay out, you must have some absorbing errand.
Henry James… Read the rest
Sometimes it seems like God is difficult to find and impossibly far away. We get so caught up in our small daily duties and irritations that they become the only things that we can focus on. What we forget is … Read the rest
-It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
John Gray… Read the rest
-the cradle of the best and the worst.
(speaking of the United States)… Read the rest
-I have principles and if you don’t like them I have others.
-She got her looks from her father. He’s a plastic surgeon.
-I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.
Groucho Marx… Read the rest
-Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, “Where have I gone wrong?”/ Then a voice says to me, “This is going to take more than one night.”
Charles M. Schulz… Read the rest
-You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, “My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!”
-You can only be young once. But you can always be … Read the rest
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Derok Bok… Read the rest
-I’m glad I didn’t have to fight in any war. I’m glad I didn’t have to pick up a gun. I’m glad I didn’t get killed or kill somebody. I hope my kids enjoy the same lack of manhood.
Eating … Read the rest
Millions of words are written annually purporting to tell how to beat the races, whereas the best possible advice on the subject is found in the three monosyllables: ‘Do not try.’
Dan Parker… Read the rest
-Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are … Read the rest
-I was brought up to believe that how I saw myself was more important than how others saw me.
Anwar el-Sadat… Read the rest
-Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.
-Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
-I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
-To invent, you need … Read the rest
I decided not to let my past rule my future so I decided to change my present in order to open up my future.
Ana M Guzman… Read the rest
-Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.
Robert W. Sarnoff… Read the rest
-Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
-I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Orson Welles… Read the rest
-Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.
Daphne du Maurier… Read the rest
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.
Faith Whittlesey… Read the rest
-Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
Max Frisch… Read the rest
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Mark 8:36… Read the rest
A book of quotations . . . can never be complete.
Robert M. Hamilton… Read the rest
-Abnormal is so common, it’s practically normal.
Cory Doctorow… Read the rest
After 9/11 happened, I was laying with my sister – I remember telling her, ‘I’m so sad. How, how, how am I gonna to make myself happy?’ And I figured it out. It’s by making other people happy. Other people … Read the rest
-Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won’t be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.
Ajahn Chah… Read the rest
-In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite.
Paul Dirac… Read the rest
Whatever I can imagine, I can accomplish. I am no longer a vassal in a faceless bureaucracy. I am an activist, not a drone … I am a revolutionary.
Gary Hamel… Read the rest
It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
Emiliano Zapata… Read the rest
-Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
-We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity to live life fully in its total … Read the rest
Inspiration may be a form of superconsciousness, or perhaps subconsciousness – I wouldn’t know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.
Aaron Copland… Read the rest
I never go to where the puck is, I go to where it’s going to be.
Wayne Gretzky… Read the rest
Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.
The Dhammapada… Read the rest
If you want to be miserable, think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you and what people think of you.
Charles Kingsley… Read the rest
-There will soon be no more priests. Their work is done. …Every man shall be his own priest.
-To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
-You contain enough, why don’t you let it out then?
-All music is … Read the rest
-In the end, we decide if we’re remembered for what happened to us or for what we did with it.
Randy K. Milholland… Read the rest
I remember being handed a score composed by Mozart at the age of eleven. What could I say’ I felt like de Kooning, who was asked to comment on a certain abstract painting, and answered in the negative. He was … Read the rest
-I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.
Jack Handey… Read the rest
Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.
H. Mumford Jones… Read the rest
-Of all afflictions, the worst is self-contempt.
Berthold Auerbach… Read the rest
-Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labour, exchange information ceaselessly. … Read the rest
Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly.
Ralph Stayer… Read the rest
-Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
-When we can begin to take our failures nonseriously, it means we … Read the rest
-The most powerful factors in the world are clear ideas in the minds of energetic men of good will.
J. Arthur Thomson… Read the rest
To accomplish our destiny it is not enough to merely guard prudently against road accidents. We must also cover before nightfall the distance assigned to each of us.
Alexis Carrel… Read the rest
-If I had my life to live over… I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.
Nadine Stair… Read the rest
Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.
Claude Bernard… Read the rest
Time is no law of nature. It is a plan. When you look at it with awareness, or start to touch it, then it starts to disintegrate.
Peter Hoeg… Read the rest
-We don’t always get to choose what we love.
-A little drama wins more friends than boring.
Scott Westerfeld… Read the rest
-If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘Thank You’, that would suffice.
-Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
Meister Eckhart… Read the rest
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Don Marquis… Read the rest
-Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.
Robert Service… Read the rest
-It seems the misfortune of one can plow a deeper furrow in the heart than the misfortune of millions.
Kirby Larson… Read the rest
-I have now reigned about 50 years in victory and peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honours, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing … Read the rest
-Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it.
Jesse Stuart… Read the rest
In politics, as soon as you take a trick in diamonds, you find that hearts have become trumps.
Chris Patten… Read the rest
And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, I’ll say it clear,
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain.
I’ve lived a life that’s full.
I’ve traveled each and ev’ry highway;
And … Read the rest
-Love makes one fit for any work.
-Storms make oaks take deeper root.
-Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.
-Woe be to him that … Read the rest
To gain that worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
Bernadette Devlin… Read the rest
-Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.
Frank Gaines… Read the rest
-A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
-Very strange is this quality of our human nature which decrees that unless we feel a future before us we … Read the rest
There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.
Mary Wortley (Lady) Montagu… Read the rest
-Everyone asks if a man is rich, no one if he is good.
-Authority is never without hate.
-The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children.
-The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth … Read the rest
-I have flying limitations, but I fly. I fly because we humans like to find ways to solve problems. It’s one of the great gifts of our nature. If we can’t fly, we invent airplanes. If we want to water … Read the rest
-What you are is a question only you can answer.
-But pain… seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious … Read the rest
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
their bad advice–
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my … Read the rest
All of us may be surrealists in our dreams, but in our worries we are incorrigibly bourgeois.
Adam Phillips… Read the rest
-If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough
-Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain … Read the rest
-The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion… It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider–and progressively better able to grasp any … Read the rest
-I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk … Read the rest
-We are none of us infallible–not even the youngest of us.
W.H. Thompson… Read the rest
-Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
Jim Bouton… Read the rest
Don’t want you for the weekend.
Don’t want you for a night.
I’m only interested if I can have you for life.
I know I sound serious.
Baby, I am.
You’re a fine piece of real … Read the rest
-Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.
Marilyn Manson… Read the rest
Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
Jerry Garcia… Read the rest
-Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.
John Andrew Holmes… Read the rest
-The wise man will love; all others will desire.
Afranius… Read the rest
-The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Charles Du Bos… Read the rest
…artists in each of the arts seek after and care for nothing but love
Marsilio Ficino… Read the rest
-Play by the rules, but be ferocious.
Phil Knight… Read the rest
Then where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within.
Colin Welland… Read the rest
I wish you sunshine on your path and storms to season your journey. I wish you peace in the world in which you live… More I cannot wish you except perhaps love to make all the rest worthwhile.
Robert A. … Read the rest
You have freedom of choice, but not freedom from choice.
Wendell Jones… Read the rest