Quotable Quotes

“Live by the foma that make you happy and healthy and brave and kind.”
-Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle

“We have art to save ourselves from the truth.”
-Friedrich Nietzsche

“People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.”
-Russell Baker

“Throw off those chains of reason and your prison disappears.”
-Neil Peart

“You can live in faith and comfort in the world that you transform.”
-Neil Peart

“There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.”
-Doctor Who, The Robot

“A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.”
-Doctor Who, The Time Warrior

“Anybody remotely interesting is mad, in some way or another.”
-Doctor Who, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

“To the rational mind, nothing is inexplicable; only unexplained.”
-Doctor Who, The Robots of Death

“You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies.”
-Doctor Who, Remembrance of the Daleks

“Fear makes companions of all of us.”
-Doctor Who

“Courage isn’t just a matter of not being frightened, you know. It’s being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway”
-Doctor Who, Planet of the Daleks

“I think it is better for societies if no one dominates forever.”
-Jean-Louis Gassé, Be, Inc.

“But as you say in English, c’est la vie!”
-Jean-Louis Gassé, Upside, March 1997

“I’m [going] through a mystified period of my life, where the more I learn, the less I know.”
-Jean-Louis Gassé, NetWorker, November/December 1996

“Do you know what the costliest phrase in technology is? ‘It will work because it would be cool if it did.’”
-Jean-Louis Gassé, Red Herring, December 1996

“The way to find what the mainstream will do tomorrow is to associate with the lunatic fringe today.”
-Jean-Louis Gassé, InfoWorld, October 1995

“All I have is an opinion — I don’t deal in Truth.”
-Jean-Louis Gassé, Be Newsletter, Volume III, Issue 39

“What better reward than to see others excited by your work?”
-Jean-Louis Gassé, Be Newsletter, Issue 65

“I’m free, and freedom tastes of reality.”
-The Who, Tommy

“A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.”
-Abraham Lincoln

“The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. “
-Abraham Lincoln

“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? “
-Abraham Lincoln

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
-Albert Einstein

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
-Albert Einstein

“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT’S relativity.”
-Albert Einstein

“I’m shinin’ all my Dad’s left shoes for nothin’! Then I’ll charge him a dime each to do the right ones.”
-Dennis the Menace

“All things truly wicked start from an innocence.”
-Ernest Hemmingway

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
-Yogi Berra

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”
-Woody Allen

“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.”
-Woody Allen

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
-Winston Churchill

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”
-Winston Churchill

“Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.”
-Voltaire

“Create and stir other people to create.”
-Robert Frost

“If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it.”
-W.C. Fields

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
-Ralp Waldo Emerson

“‘Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes.”
-Cervantes

“True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.”
-Cervantes

“Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.”
-Ogden Nash

“It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.”
-Rene Descartes

“Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
-Mark Twain

“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. “
-Mark Twain

“Classic: A book which people praise but don’t read.”
-Mark Twain

“A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg. “
-Samuel Butler

“Can’t I live while I’m young?”
-Trey Anastasio

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
-The Beatles

“Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake”
-Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower

“If a man does his best, what else is there?”
-General George S. Patton

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted”
-Albert Einstein

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”
-Albert Einstein

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”
-Gallileo Galilei

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”
-Thomas Jefferson

“Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.”
-Rene Descartes

“Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right”
-Henry Ford

“Do, or do not. There is no try”
-Yoda

“The only difference between me and a madman is that I’m not mad.”
-Salvador Dali

“If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.”
-George Bernard Shaw

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
-Napoleon Bonaparte

“Talent does what it can; genius does what it must”
-Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.”
-Oscar Wilde

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”
-George Washington Carver

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
-Thomas Alva Edison

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
-Walt Disney

“We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.”
-Vince Lombardi

“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.”
-James Branch Cabell

“You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.”
-Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.”
-Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth”
-Umberto Eco

“Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down”
-Jimmy Durante

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”
-Samuel Johnson

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
-Dwight D. Eisenhower, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953

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

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”
-Isaac Asimov

“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.”
-Carl Sagan

“It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one’s doubts.”
-G. B. Burgin

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”
-Jimi Hendrix

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
-Henry Ford

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it”
-Henry David Thoreau

“Luck is the residue of design.”
-Branch Rickey

“Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.”
-Martin Fraquhar Tupper

“Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.”
-Mark Twain

“Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.”
-Karl Wallenda

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.”
-Sun Tzu

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
-Alan Kay

“Well done is better than well said.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
-Winston Churchill

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”
-Mark Twain

“Do me a loop!”
-Harvey Marshmallow