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.”

“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.”

“True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.”

“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”

“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