Random Quotes

David Grohl, fully David Eric "Dave" Grohl

There?s a band in a garage right now writing songs for an album that will do the same thing Nevermind did some 20 years ago. We don?t know who and where, but it will fucking happen again. All it takes is for that storm to break.

William Wordsworth

Whom neither shape of danger can dismay, nor thought of tender happiness betray.

Seth Godin

They insists on making a difference, on leading, on connecting with others and doing something I call art. The is the indispensable one, the one the company can?t live without. This is about humanity, not compliance.

Chinese Proverbs

He that has no money might as well be buried in a rice tub with his mouth sewn up.

Chinese Proverbs

Intelligence is endowed, but wisdom is learned.

Walter Chrysler, fully Walter Percy Chrysler

I believed we were expanding too fast by far? Buick was making about half the money, but the corporation was spending much faster than we could earn. So I quit - this time for keeps? [On quitting General Motors in 1919]

Chuck Palahniuk, fully Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk

I am nothing, and not even that.

Yehudi Menuhin, fully Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin

Despite predisposition in India's favor, I have to acknowledge that Indian music took me by surprise. I knew neither its nature nor its richness, but here, if anywhere, I found vindication of my conviction that India was the original source.

Pashto Proverbs

When the time arrives for the snake to die, it goes on to the road.

Paulo Coelho

That's what the world is like: people talk as if they knew everything, but if you dare to ask a question, they don't know anything.

Mary Oliver

The wasp sits on the porch of her paper castle.

Thorstein Veblen, fully Thorstein Bunde Veblen, born Torsten Bunde Veblen

The exigencies of the modern industrial system frequently place individuals and households in juxtaposition between whom there is little contact in any other sense than that of juxtaposition. One's neighbors, mechanically speaking, often are socially not one's neighbors, or even acquaintances; and still their transient good opinion has a high degree of utility. The only practicable means of impressing one's pecuniary ability on these unsympathetic observers of one's everyday life is an unremitting demonstration of ability to pay.

Marcelo Gleiser

My point is that there is no Final Truth to be discovered, no grand plan behind creation. Science advances as new theories engulf or displace old ones. The growth is largely incremental, punctuated by unexpected, worldview-shattering discoveries about the workings of Nature...

Dalai Lama, born Tenzin Gyatso

I always believe the rule by king or official leader is outdated. Now we must catch up with the modern world.

Nancy Lublin

Entrepreneurship is the very back bone of our country and what makes us great - we are a nation of founders.

Marvin Minsky, fully Marvin Lee Minsky

But just as astronomy succeeded astrology, following Kepler's discovery of planetary regularities, the discoveries of these many principles in empirical explorations of intellectual processes in machines should lead to a science, eventually.

Bill Bradley, fully William Warren "Bill" Bradley

But the problems that called forth that effort have not failed and it is time to try again but in a different way.

Margaret Mitchell, fully Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell

Now you are beginning to think for yourself instead of letting others think for you. That?s the beginning of wisdom.

Sathya Sai Baba, fully Sri Sathya Sai Baba

There is only one royal road for the spiritual journey... Love

Mary Antin, fully Mary Antin Grabau

One positive command he gave us: You shall love and honor your emperor. In every congregation a prayer must be said for the czar's health, or the chief of police would close the synagogue.

Georges Clemenceau, fully Georges Benjamin Clemenceau

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.

Zelig Pliskin

Objects of Appreciation: Every time you go to use a utensil or instrument, take pleasure and feel gratitude for the fact that you have such an object available. If you focus on this, you'll be able to be lifted many many times each day. Some common examples include: a pen, fork, cup, key, computers, clock, chair, stapler, and eyeglasses.

Matthew Arnold

To thee only God granted a heart ever new: to all always open; to all always true.

Studs Terkel, fully Louis "Studs" Terkel

You know, power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely? It's the same with powerlessness. Absolute powerlessness corrupts absolutely. Einstein said everything had changed since the atom was split, except the way we think. We have to think anew.

Pablo Neruda, pen name for Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto

Nobody can claim the name of Pedro, nobody is Rosa or Mar¡a, all of us are dust or sand, all of us are rain under rain. They have spoken to me of Venezuelas, of Chiles and Paraguays; I have no idea what they are saying. I know only the skin of the earth and I know it has no name.