James Carroll Quotations

-We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things [but] there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or … Read the rest

Andre Laurendeau Quotations

(Language) is at the core of the intellectual and emotional life of every personality….It is used for the trivia of (everyday) living, on the labour market, in professional activities, in several forms of recreation, in church, in clubs, in schools, … Read the rest

Gore Vidal

-I’m a born-again atheist.

-It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.

-Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.

-Style is knowing who you are, what you … Read the rest

Emil Zatopek Quotations

One day the factory sports coach, who was very strict, pointed at four boys, including me, and ordered us to run in a race. I protested that I was weak and not fit to run, but the coach sent me … Read the rest

Lennon & McCartney

He’s a real nowhere man,
Sitting in his nowhere land,
Making all his nowhere plans
For nobody.

Doesn’t have a point of view,
Knows not where he’s going to,
Isn’t he a bit like you and me?
Nowhere man, please … Read the rest

Bliss Carman

-I often wish… that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.

-Indifference may not wreck a man’s life … Read the rest

John Donne

-No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory … Read the rest

Matthew

Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh, receiveth;
and he that seeketh, findeth;
and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.… Read the rest

Astrid Lindgren

-I don’t mind dying, I’ll gladly do that, but not right now, I need to clean the house first.

-I have been very interested in labor movement. If I could have wished another life, I would have loved to be … Read the rest

Siegfried Sassoon

-In me the tiger sniffs the rose.

-Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives.

-You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray … Read the rest

Hillary Rodham Clinton Quotations

I have met thousands and thousands of pro-choice men and women. I have never met anyone who is pro-abortion. Being pro-choice is not being pro-abortion. Being pro-choice is trusting the individual to make the right decision for herself and her … Read the rest

Lewis Thomas Quotations

-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

Bill Clinton Quotes

Every time Nelson Mandela walks into a room we all feel a little bigger, we all want to stand up, we all want to cheer, because we would like to be him on our best day.
Bill Clinton… Read the rest