Saturday, January 31, 2009

When three women join together, the stars come out in broad daylight.
-- Talugu proverb
As a woman, my country is the whole world.
-- Virginia Woolf
There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.
-- Sylvia Plath

Sunday, January 25, 2009

In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.
-- Albert Einstein
If I want to show off my muscles, I will shave my head.
-- Leanne Fada
I am at my meanest when I feel the greatest tenderness.
-- Jane Bowles
I don't have the time every day to put on makeup. I need that time to clean my rifle.
-- Henriette Mentell
No trumpets sound when the important decisions are made. Destiny is made known silently.
-- Agnes de Mille
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
-- Jorge luis Borges
When I'm near the end of a good book, I need to sleep in the same room with it.
-- Joan Didion
Read in order to live.
-- Gustave Flaubert
Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
-- P. J. O'Rourke

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Lacking the courage of one's nastiness does not make one nice.
-- Michael Kinsley
Never mistake wisdom for knowledge. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
-- Sandra Carey
I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars make me dream.
-- Vincent Van Gogh
The moment a book is lent, I begin to miss it.
-- Anatole Broyard
When we are collecting books, we are collecting happiness.
-- Vincent Starrett
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
-- Martha Graham
To survive is not enough... to simply exist is not enough.
-- Star Trek, the Next Generation
Do something today which the world may speak of hereafter.
-- Admiral Collingwood
The important thing is to not stop questioning.
-- Albert Einstein
If there is something to pardon in everyone, there is also something to condemn.
-- Friedrich Nietzche
The only thing that can console one for being poor is extravagance.
-- Oscar Wilde
Half my life is an act of revision.
-- John Irving
Do one thing every day that scares you.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt
Whenver I have to choose between two evils, I like to try the one I haven't tried before.
-- Mae West
Trust your demon.
-- Roger Zelazny
The little things are infinitely the most important.
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a does of common sense.
-- Chapman Cohen
Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.
-- Jonathan Larson
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
-- Joseph Campbell
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
-- Oscar Wilde
The longer I live, the greater is my respect for manure in all its forms.
-- Elizabeth van Armin
Success and failure are equally disastrous.
-- Tennessee Williams
On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
-- George Orwell
Life is half spent before we know what it is.
-- George Herbert
Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
-- Oscar Wilde
It's not the size of your feet that matters, it's the size of your feet.
-- Tobin

Friday, January 23, 2009

It takes a lot less time, and most people won't notice the difference until it's too late.
-- Mediocrity,
Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always pays off now.
-- Procrastination,
Question everything.
-- Georg Christopher Lichtenberg
What fresh hell is this?
-- Dorothy Parker
It is good to have friends, even in Hell.
-- Spanish Proverb
I wish to have one copy of every book in the world.
-- Sir Thomas Phillips
A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessities of life.
-- Henry Ward Beecher
Everything in the world exists to end up in a book.
-- Stephanie Mallame
A witty syaing proves nothing.
-- Voltaire
I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth whenever I please.
-- Mother Jones
You come to doing what you do by not being able to do something.
-- Grace Paley
Excess on occasion is exhilarating.
-- W. Somerset Maugham
A home without books is like a room without windows.
-- Henry Ward Beecher
People say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
-- Logan Pearsell Smith
The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and bring forth words which were better unspoken.
-- The Odyssey, Homer
I have a right to my anger, and I don't want anybody telling me I shouldn't be, that it's not nice to be, and that something's wrong with me because I get angry.
-- Maxine Waters
I cannot live without books.
-- Thomas Jefferson
Shut up and drink more beer.
-- Doug & friends
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
-- Ernest Hemingway
Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book ahould be a ball of light in one's hand.
-- Ezra Pound
Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.
-- Ken Hakuta
This is the part that's less fun. When there isn't any screaming.
-- Evil Willow, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Can't you see that I bring the gift of oblivion? I promise it won't hurt... much.
-- Callisto, Xena, Warrior Princess
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
-- Douglas Adams
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
-- Edith Sitwell
Yesterday's future is today.
-- A.R.G, South Park
All dressed up and no one to kill.
-- Ares, Xena, Warrior Princess
How I hate happy endings.
-- Ares, Xena, Warrior Princess
Ordinarily, he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.
-- Heinrich Heine
You can't always get what you want, but sometimes, you get what you need.
-- You Can't Always Get What You Want, The Rolling Stones
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
-- Adlai Stevenson
I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage.
-- Charles de Secondant
The saying "Getting there is half the fun" became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines.
-- Henry J. Tillman
'Cause your friends don't dance
and if they don't dance
well they're no friends of mine.

-- Safety Dance, Men without Hats
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
-- Henny Youngman
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
-- Isaac Asimov
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
-- George Bernard Shaw
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
-- Idiocy,
Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy
I always have a quotation for everything. It saves original thought.
-- Dorothy L. Sayers
My favorite animal is steak.
-- Fran Lebowitz
Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.
-- Alan Dean Foster
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Fire bad, tree pretty.
-- Buffy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer