edited: Friday, July 26, 2002
By Lisa M Tidrow
Posted: Friday, July 26, 2002
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My quotations have been taken from historical figures, movie stars, books, songs and sometimes graffiti I hope you enjoy. If you have any favourite quotes feel free to email them to me and if I like them, I'll add them!
Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble. -- John Barrymore
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool. -- William Shakespeare, As You Like It
Last breath before the candle flickers out, I will speak the name of Jesus -- Supertones - Perseverance of the Saints
by the light of my t.v. screen
24-7 you wait for me
By the time I fell to my knees
Host of Heaven sing over me -- Newsboys - Entertaining Angels
Dreams, indeed, are ambition; for the very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. And I hold ambition of so airy and light a quality that it is but a shadow's shadow. -- William Shakespeare
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. -- Oscar Wilde
I'm at that age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill. -- George Burns.
So for a good old-gentlemanly vice, I think I must take up with avarice. -- Lord Byran
Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheeplike passivity, and sets us at noting and contriving. -- John Dewey
Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung. -- John Milton
Give us the fortitude to endure the things which cannot be changed, and the courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to know one from the other.
-- Oliver J Hart
It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees. -- Dolores Ibarruri
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. -- Plato
You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?" -- George Bernard Shaw
Thoughts come into our minds by avenues which we never left open, and thoughts go out of our minds through avenues which we never voluntarily opened. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
A closed mouth gathers no foot. -- Anon.
I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses. -- Heinrich Heine
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. -Franklin D. Roosevelt
Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace...On much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety. --
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity. -- Edmund Burke
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. -- Oscar Wilde
You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time - but most of the time they will make fools of themselves. -- Voltaire
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is: that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. -- Henry Ward Beecher
The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell. -- John Foster.
I thought I told you to wait in the car." -- Tallulah Bankhead; greeting an ex-lover after several years
"So who's perfect? Washington had false teeth. Franklin was nearsighted. Mussolini had syphilis. Unpleasant things have been said about Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde. Tchaikovsky had his problems, too. And Lincoln was constipated." -- John O'Hara
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee. -- Pulp Fiction - Ezekiel 25:17
The fact that you've got "Replica" written down the side of your gun. (withdraws his gun) And the fact that I've got "Desert Eagle point five O" written on the side of mine, should precipitate your balls into shrinking, along with your presence. Now... Fuck off! -- Snatch
I feel the need...
...the need for speed. -- Top Gun
Goodbye, everybody. I've got to go. Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth -- Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody.
We donít need no education. We donít need no thought control. Hey, teachers! Leave those kids alone -- Pink Floyd
The love you take is equal to the love you make.
- - - - The Beatles "The End"
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breath and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
- - - - Elizabeth Barrett Browning "Sonnets from the Portuguese"
Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine-gun.
- - - - Matt Groening
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
- - - - Martin Luther King, Jr.
ďSome people care too much. I think itís called love.Ē
Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear. --Dave Barry
The more I get to know people, the more I like my dog! -- unknown
Would you know my name if I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same if I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on,
'Cause I know I don't belong
here in heaven.
Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
Did you ever know that you're my hero, and everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle, for you are the wind beneath my wings.
Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings
I spent my life exploring the subtle whoring
That cost too much to be free Hey lady. I've been to paradise
But I've never been to me
"I've Never Been To Me" - by Charlene
Will you love me forever
Let me sleep on it
Will you love me forever
I couldn't take it any longer
Lord I was crazed
And when the feeling came upon me
Like a tidal wave
I started swearing to my god
And on my mother's grave
That I would love you to the end of time
I swore I would love you to the end of time
So now I'm praying for the end of time
To hurry up and arrive
'Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
I don't think that I can really survive
Meatloaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light
"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."
Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same. Oscar Wilde
Bye, Bye Miss American Pie, drove my chevy to the levy but the levy was dry. Good old boys drinking whiskey and rye, singing, thisíll be the day that I die.
"It's not the men in my life that counts-it's the life in my men." -- Mae West
"I used to be Snow White but I drifted" -- Mae West
"A hard man is good to find." -- Mae West
"When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better." -- Mae West
"You ought to get out of those wet clothes and into a dry martini." -- Mae West
"Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?" -- Mae West
"I feel like a million tonight. But one at a time." -- Mae West
"To err is human -- but it feels divine." --Mae West
"I go for two kinds of men. The kind with muscles, and the kind without. ď -- Mae West
"I'm no angel, but I've spread my wings a bit" -- Mae West
One night in the House of Commons, a Miss Bessie Braddock, a socialist member for Liverpool, turned to Churchill and said, "Winston, you're drunk." Churchill instantly replied, "Bessie, you're ugly and tomorrow morning I'll be sober, but you'll still be ugly."
Lady Astor once told Churchill, "If you were my husband, I would poison your coffee." Churchill replied, "If you were my wife, I would drink it."
A manís only as old as the woman he feels. -- Groucho Marx
To husbandís and lovers - may they never meet! -- Unknown
I have stood here before in the pouring rain With the world turning circles running 'round my brain I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign But it's my destiny to be the king of pain .
Police - King of Pain
He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.
Douglas Adams - "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them. --
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot
Honest criticism is hard to take - especially when it comes from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P Jones
What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?
I'm still an atheist, thank God.
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw
And so, my fellow americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
John F Kennedy
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
Hunter S. Thompson
When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
e e cummings
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.
I'm as pure as the driven slush.
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.
Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.
Women prefer men who have something tender about them -- especially the legal kind.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
What a pity, when Christopher Colombus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known.
...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.
It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.
I'm too shy to express my sexual needs except over the phone to people I don't know.
Gonna let it rock
Let it roll
Let the Bible Belt come down
And Save My soul
Hold on to 16 as long as you can
Changes come around real soon
Make us women and men
Truth without love is harshness!
Love without truth is compromise!
Let the politics of love, find the law of kindness on my tongue.
: madam, would you sleep with me for a million dollars?
: sure i would, honey!
: would you sleep with me for $5 dollars?
: No! What do you think I am?
: We've established that. Now we're just haggling over the price
George B Shaw
~I never make stupid mistakes. Only very very clever ones.~
Happy is the heart of him who writes; he is young each day.
Ptahotpe, 2350 B.C.
"No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective
judgments are wrong. Only racists make them."
-- Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor (1928--)
We should appreciate what we have...
Instead of worrying about what we haven't.
And enjoy what is,
Before it isn't!
"Can music, save your mortal soul.."
Don Mclean - American pie
"I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a fourth of July rocket."
Sylvia Plath, poet.
"The best way to live is by not knowing what will happen to you at the end of the day...."
Donald Barthelme, author
The day shall not be up so soon as I,
To try the fair adventure of tomorrow.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 The Bible
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is no self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Paul 1 Corinthians 13:4 The Bible
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
Vincent van Gogh
Our aim is to keep this restroom clean. Your aim would help.
Seen in a gas station bathroom
Ignorance is bliss for the self but a plague onto others.
This car protected by anti-theft sticker.
seen on bumper sticker.
Life is but a walking shadow; A poor
Player that struts and frets his hour upon
The stage and then is heard no more.
William Shakespeare Macbeth
A tall, good-looking guy with a good
reputation, who is friends with every-
body, who appreciates a good fuc-
schia garden, classic music and tal-
king without getting too serious.
But please only read lines 1, 3 and 5
The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
It was like being 13 years old and having only enough money to buy either the new Beatles record or the Bob Dylan record. It's a big choice, a deciding moment, but ultimately either path brings surprises and magic.
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter - it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.
Our perceptions change our reality. And when your reality changes, you begin to draw different people into your life.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Your imperfections are what make you beautiful.
It is better to open your mind and say you dont understand, than to close your mind and say you dont believe.
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."
Churchill: i will reitire now, for you have been most rude to me.
Victim: i say you have been most rude to me sir!
Churchill: yes, but I am a great man.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
"Whom the gods love dies young."
The only difference between stumbling blocks and steeping stones, is how you use them.
Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off of your goal.
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|Reviewed by Donna Maris
|LOL- I read through most of these and I have to say 2 things- I LOVE MAE West.=) and I have used those lines often- lol and Rita Rudner (love her) is actually paraquoting- the original joke- which is: Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them and psychiatrists collect the rent!!
LOL- thanks and Welcome and glad to see you here!! XOXO Donna
|Reviewed by Lisa Tidrow