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Quotations

I've been collecting and posting quotations to the Internet since 1995, I'm quite proud of my collection, but since I started posting quotations online, a lot of other websites have been added to the Internet. My collection isn't the biggest, it is very personal, reflecting the books I've read, the music I've listened to, the films I've enjoyed. It also serves to document some of my heros but also iconoclasts and obscure historical figures. Some quotations remind me of a particular time in my life or person. I hope you find a quotation that provides insight or at least makes you smile.

  1. "A revolution without dancing...
  2. "Generally, the rule is, the nicer the guy...
  3. "When you don't take 'no' for an answer...
  4. "Never underestimate the predictability...
  5. "You're a disgrace to...
  6. "The best thing you have going for you...
  7. "Sell crazy someplace else...
  8. "Sonny and my father always said that when I get older I would understand...
  9. "Yeah, well, I always heard there were three kinds of suns in Kansas...
  10. "How perfectly god damn delightful...
  11. "There is two types of people, my friend...
  12. "So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph...
  13. "Life is pain...
  14. "I was lucky in the order...
  15. "Anyone who runs is a VC...
  16. "Your rifle is only a tool...
  17. "I'm interested in the brutal and violent nature of man...
  18. "The church was always...
  19. "It's only the dreamers...
  20. "Give yourself over to absolute pleasure...
  21. "We were married by a reformed rabbi...
  22. "Forgive me all my anger...
  23. "Been down so long...
  24. "As I walk through this wicked world...
  25. "I just wanna live the life I please...
  26. "With a one way ticket to the land of truth...
  27. "Money's just something you throw...
  28. "A poet's job is...
  29. "For half of my crimes, there is no reason or rhyme...
  30. "Centuries ago we were living on the gold coast...
  31. "I see you standing on the other side...
  32. "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery...
  33. "If I can't change the people around me...
  34. "But you've been cold to me for so long...
  35. "I tried so hard my dear to show that you're my every dream...
  36. "I hear some people, been talkin' me down...
  37. "She ain't ashamed to be a woman...
  38. "My pride is all gone...
  39. "When my sweetheart listened to the songs I played...
  40. "Hate is strong and darkness thrives...
  41. "But only the lonely...
  42. "All the friends that I have had, or misplaced along the way...
  43. "I just can't seem...
  44. "I need a new perspective...
  45. "Does any one know where the love of god...
  46. "Everything is not enough...
  47. "Expectations and ambitions...
  48. "There's room at the top they are telling you still...
  49. "There's no time to lose, I heard her say...
  50. "You're gonna drown tomorrow...
  51. "Haven't laughed this hard in a long time...
  52. "If you waste your time a-talkin' to the people who don't listen...
  53. "Blame it on the moonlight, blame it on plate tectonics...
  54. "Well I ain't trying to be nobody...
  55. "I'm too alone...
  56. "Home is where the needle marks...
  57. "I heard there was a secret chord...
  58. "I don't want to live, but what else can I do...
  59. "And though I may not always be the way you'd have me be...
  60. "You don't know me but you don't like me...
  61. "I hope I treat her kind...
  62. "I swear by this song...
  63. "Did I ask too much...
  64. "Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight...
  65. "One day you're gonna miss me...
  66. "Lovers leave and friends will let you down...
  67. "And you loved them like you'd love a lover...
  68. "Freedoms just another word for nothin left to lose...
  69. "And you know that she's half crazy...
  70. "All he believes are his eyes...
  71. "Losing in love is like a window in your heart...
  72. "I'll see you in my nightmares, and I'll see you in my dreams...
  73. "Tell the gossipers and liars...
  74. "He not busy being born...
  75. "She is all...
  76. "When you got nothing...
  77. "Three fingers whiskey...
  78. "Being born is going blind...
  79. "Chained upon the face of time...
  80. "I'm sick of spending Sundays, wishing they were Mondays...
  81. "It's hard to make that change, when life and love turn strange...
  82. "The point is not the grammar...
  83. "If I am bright enough to see you...
  84. "I never got over those blue eyes...
  85. "We live only to discover beauty...
  86. "Geometry is not true...
  87. "God created war...
  88. "Every normal man must be tempted...
  89. "I prefer to be true to myself...
  90. "Be who you are and say what you feel...
  91. "The weak can never forgive...
  92. "First they ignore you...
  93. "For the mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive...
  94. "The path of my life is strewn with cow paddies...
  95. "First thing we do...
  96. "Cute is not just an aesthetic...
  97. "Love is...
  98. "What is done out of love...
  99. "Woman learns how to hate...
  100. "Anonimity is only a luxury...
  101. "No one wants advice...
  102. "There is no greater sorrow...
  103. "Any time I made a major sacrifice for anyone...
  104. "Facts are superior to eloquence...
  105. "And when the hourglass has run out...
  106. "Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than...
  107. "Instead of loving your enemies...
  108. "I'll keep it short and sweet...
  109. "A true friend...
  110. "Always, set a high value on spontaneous kindness...
  111. "It is not so much our friends' help that helps us...
  112. "True friendship is like sound health...
  113. "The trouble with the world...
  114. "To be stupid, selfish, and have good health...
  115. "The true measure of a man is how...
  116. "The Nixon Political Principle...
  117. "Most of the time I don't have much fun...
  118. "Not even computers will replace committees...
  119. "The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds...
  120. "Perhaps I know best why man is the only animal that laughs...
  121. "Believe everything that you hear about the world...
  122. "To be alone is the fate of all great minds...
  123. "We are born crying, live complaining, and die...
  124. "One hour of pain is a better teacher...
  125. "The human life is nothing but a perpetual illusion...
  126. "Love your enemies...
  127. "A life spent making mistakes...
  128. "I have found little that is good about human beings...
  129. "Philosophy is to the real world...
  130. "The man who doesn't read good books...
  131. "Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many...
  132. "I have a new philosophy...
  133. "Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass...
  134. "I caused my husband's heart attack...
  135. "Women who seek to be equal with men...
  136. "If life is a bowl of cherries...
  137. "Show me a sane man...
  138. "In business, you don't get what you deserve...
  139. "It is not the critic who counts...
  140. "Poetry like consciousness...
  141. "I'm not fond of philosophical essays...
  142. "They (orgies) might have occurred...
  143. "The difference between a bad artist and a good one is...
  144. "It's great to be known...
  145. "What is existence but to be laughed at...
  146. "You don't clear the rain forest...
  147. "People walking across the dark bridges...
  148. "All good people are weak...
  149. "Perhaps no philosopher is more justified than the cynic...
  150. "How can he be considered great...
  151. "Technological capability breeds social and political ignorance...
  152. "People who talk to themselves...
  153. "Pay no attention to the criticism of men...
  154. "A women will flirt with anybody in the world...
  155. "When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self...
  156. "My dear boy, no women is a genius...
  157. "Until one is committed, there is hesitancy...
  158. "The difference between journalism and literature...
  159. "She stood a sight...
  160. "Some are born to sweet delight...
  161. "The world is a stage...
  162. "University politics are vicious...
  163. "He who desires and acts not...
  164. "I'm so cool...
  165. "A cocktail party is what you call it when...
  166. "I hate to advocate drugs...
  167. "When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour...
  168. "Men have a much better time of it than women...
  169. "Space...
  170. "A man is never drunk...
  171. "Education is an admirable thing...
  172. "Sir I admit your general rule...
  173. "I never forget a face...
  174. "Life is like a Ferrari...
  175. "When trouble arises & things look bad...
  176. "In the beginning...
  177. "Girls are like pianos...
  178. "The key to success isn't wisdom, skill, or experience...
  179. "A mathematician...
  180. "And those who were seen dancing...
  181. "I don't practice what I preach...
  182. "Every time you hear a white man say...
  183. "Without music...
  184. "I kept the plates spinning, as long as I could...
  185. "I could eat alphabet soup...
  186. "What it educates to is an admiration for...
  187. "Someone said a good song reveals stuff you don't want others to know about you...
  188. "To me, making a tape is like writing a letter...
  189. "The unhappiest people I know...
  190. "There's a rare contradiction in Neil Young's work...
  191. "Rock journalism is...
  192. "There are two kinds of music...
  193. "Could be I'm just some big city sucker...
  194. "Hollywood is the place where they shoot too many pictures...
  195. "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls...
  196. "Don't do anything by half...
  197. "All of my life I have tried to get along, all I ever hear now is gossip and waggin' tongues...
  198. "What force behind, your evil mind...
  199. "She really worked me over good...
  200. "The world can be split into two camps...
  201. "They say that's money, can't buy love in this world...
  202. "Hollywood directors will never learn...
  203. "Civilization is like a thin layer of ice...
  204. "I used to be strong...
  205. "Some men get the world...
  206. "The only two things in life that make it worth livin'...
  207. "Where are those happy days, they seem so hard to find...
  208. "To live outside the law...
  209. "What is wrong with mainstream Country music radio today...
  210. "If you're absent during my struggle...
  211. "Disbelief in magic...
  212. "There are three rules for writing a novel...
  213. "Shoot him again...
  214. "I'll give you a little tip about the blues...
  215. "Only those who will risk going too far...
  216. "The art of writing...
  217. "Men are basically smart or dumb and lazy or ambitious...
  218. "Don't dream it...
  219. "All the perplexity and doggedness of the race was in him...
  220. "Altogether, I think we ought to read only books that bite and sting us...
  221. "I like the bodies of women...
  222. "A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it...
  223. "Nursing does not diminish the beauty of a woman's breasts...
  224. "Classic:
  225. "A man's only as old...
  226. "A witty saying proves...
  227. "The difference between sex and death...
  228. "The dumber people think you are...
  229. "Never be bullied into silence...
  230. "We all die. The goal isn't to live forever...
  231. "Follow your inner moonlight...
  232. "I don't want to die...
  233. "Why fit in...
  234. "There are better things in life than alcohol...
  235. "It is never difficult to distinguish between a Scotsman...
  236. "Religion is what keeps the poor...
  237. "You can pretend to be serious...
  238. "All of us learn to write in the second grade...
  239. "The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man...
  240. "Business is a good game...
  241. "Football players, like prostitutes...
  242. "Character is what you have left...
  243. "Only the mediocre...
  244. "The only function of economic forecasting is...
  245. "What lies in our power to do...
  246. "All romantics meet the same fate someday...
  247. "It's always too early...
  248. "You can't build a reputation on...
  249. "It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job...
  250. "There's no trick to being a humorist...
  251. "I don't always know what I'm talking about...
  252. "Don't try to outweird me...
  253. "The nice part about being a pessimist is...
  254. "I like men who have a future...
  255. "It makes more sense to buy a wonderful business at a fair price...
  256. "The pessimist complains about the wind...
  257. "Eighty percent of success...
  258. "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today...
  259. "The problem with Socialism...
  260. "What the world needs is more geniuses with humility...
  261. "A conference is a gathering of important people...
  262. "Great minds discuss ideas...
  263. "If I had no sense of humor...
  264. "The single biggest problem in communication...
  265. "Writing code has a place in the human hierarchy...
  266. "The darkest hour...
  267. "Do or do not..."
  268. "A ship is safe in harbor...
  269. "If you want to get rich from writing...
  270. "Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day...
  271. "Only put off until tomorrow...
  272. "His ignorance...
  273. "Don't stay in bed...
  274. "When the shit goes down...
  275. "Betrayal is the only truth...
  276. "There is no education like...
  277. "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted...
  278. "There is only one quality worse than hardness of heart...
  279. "Most of my heroes...
  280. "Christ, you know it ain't easy...
  281. "And they called me a man...
  282. "Even babies raised by wolves...
  283. "People of humor...
  284. "Our own heart, and not other men's opinion...
  285. "Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love...
  286. "Human behavior is...
  287. "If I don't have red...
  288. "The important thing in strategy is...
  289. "To give a person an opinion...
  290. "Think lightly of yourself...
  291. "If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested...
  292. "TV is...
  293. "Positive thinking will let you do everything better than...
  294. "To go wrong in one's own way is better than...
  295. "The people who make art their business...
  296. "Creativity is not a process...
  297. "Those that can...
  298. "Small is the number of people...
  299. "Sometimes one pays most...
  300. "Be so good...
  301. "The number one reason people fail in life is...
  302. "Some people make headlines...
  303. "Once in the wilds of Afghanistan...
  304. "The greatest wealth...
  305. "If more of us valued food and cheer and song...
  306. "Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully...
  307. "Why'd you have to say those things...
  308. "Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life...
  309. "All men that are ruined...
  310. "He who requires urging to do a noble act...
  311. "If you don't wake up in the morning excited...
  312. "There is no agony like...
  313. "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies...
  314. "Your time is limited...
  315. "You don't choose your passions...
  316. "You don't meet nice girls...
  317. "These things that have comforted me, I drive away...
  318. "And it seemed hard to believe that these people who were so close...
  319. "Jesus, I wondered, what do you do with pain so bad it has no redeeming value?
  320. "Why do you necessarily have to be wrong...
  321. "If you treat people right...
  322. "There is only one road to human greatness...
  323. "A creative man is motivated by...
  324. "Though silence is not necessarily an admission...
  325. "Too many people, making too many problems...
  326. "Never apologize for showing feeling...
  327. "Always code as if...
  328. "Just trusting you...
  329. "I'm not a loser...
  330. "It is dangerous to be right...
  331. "There is nothing so powerful as truth...
  332. "Don't let the bastards...
  333. "Better a cruel truth...
  334. "Well I may not be crazy...
  335. "I can resist anything...
  336. "The more you suffer...
  337. "Success is not final...
  338. "If someone betrays you once...
  339. "It is better to fail in originality...
  340. "If I do not write...
  341. "The best minds are not in government...
  342. "Patience is a necessary ingredient...
  343. "Men become old...
  344. "Consistancy is the last refuge...
  345. "Society often forgives the criminal...
  346. "It is better to have a permanent income...
  347. "Love implies anger...
  348. "Writers, like teeth...
  349. "When you have to kill a man...
  350. "No one ever discovers...
  351. "Being honest may not get you many friends...
  352. "I never worry about being driven to drink...
  353. "A lie may fool someone else...
  354. "I am not what has happened to me...
  355. "When humor goes...
  356. "The best revenge...
  357. "The secret of success is sincerity...
  358. "Everything happens for a reason...
  359. "The quality will remain...
  360. "When the situation is hopeless...
  361. "Growth for the sake of growth...
  362. "A word aptly uttered or written...
  363. "Perfect nonsense goes on in the world...
  364. "You can't buy love...
  365. "When I get sad...
  366. "Happiness is...
  367. "Fill your paper with...
  368. "America has no permanent friends...
  369. "The illegal we do immediately...
  370. "I prefer the errors of enthusiasm...
  371. "I'm Irish...
  372. "Marketing is what you do...
  373. "When the truth is found to be lies...
  374. "It's pain...
  375. "The way to make money is...
  376. "My weakness is...
  377. "It is impossible to exist...
  378. "I don't regard my career as something so precious...
  379. "Half the time men think they are talking business...
  380. "Give me a woman who truly loves beer...
  381. "Send lawyers, guns, and money...
  382. "Glory is fleeting...
  383. "Whatever you're meant to do, do it now...
  384. "Some people never go crazy...
  385. "All great truths begin...
  386. "He wrapped himself in quotations...
  387. "This song is half about a horse...
  388. "Honesty is very expensive gift...
  389. "Would you be an outlaw...
  390. "There were no illusions...
  391. "Living on the road my friend...
  392. "I like beautiful melodies...
  393. "Sex is...
  394. "The job isn't done until...
  395. "If suffering brings wisdom...
  396. "Anyone who uses more than two chords...
  397. "Blues is a natural fact...
  398. "Champagne for my real friends...
  399. "Joy, once lost...
  400. "It's my history to burn...
  401. "Alcohol is the anesthesia...
  402. "I feel the same way about disco...
  403. "Finance, like time...
  404. "You're only given a little spark of madness...
  405. "There is simply no other exercise, and certainly no machine...
  406. "A prime function of the leader...
  407. "A true friend will see you through...
  408. "Never say, you'll never leave...
  409. "I like to talk on TV about...
  410. "Most of the trouble in the world is caused by...
  411. "Cut out all these exclamation points...
  412. "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires...
  413. "Don't waste your breath...
  414. "Madness is to think of too many things...
  415. "If you only read the books that everyone else is reading...
  416. "To be yourself in a world...
  417. "America has only three cities:
  418. "Sometimes it's to your advantage

Best effort has been made to provide proper attributation, there are no annonymous quotations in my collection. Most of the code that powers this mashup is available online.

Words and Images © Andrew "Muskie" McKay.
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