Random Quotes

Mark Twain, pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens

There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.

Federico Fellini

Censorship is advertising paid by the government.

Rudyard Kipling

Of all the trees that grow so fair, Old England to adorn, Greater are none beneath the Sun, Than Oak, and Ash and Thorn.

Harvey Mackay

If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them

Author 188114

Individuals are occasionally guided by reason, crowds never.

Cyril Connolly, fully Cyril Vernon Connolly

Civilization is an active deposit which is formed by the combustion of the Present with the Past. Neither in countries without a Present nor in those without a Past is it to be discovered.

Vivekananda, fully Sri or Swami Vivekananda, born Narendra Nath Datta

We are the children of the Almighty, we are the sparks of the infinite, divine fire. How can you be nothings? We are everything, ready to do everything, we can do everything, and man must do everything.

Willa Cather, fully Willa Sibert Cather

The wind sprang up afresh, with a kind of bitter song, as if it said: This is reality, whether you like it or not. All those frivolities of summer, the light and shadow, the living mask of green that trembled over everything, they were lies, and this is what was underneath. This is the truth. It was as if we were being punished for loving the loveliness of summer.

Eric Schlosser, fully Eric Matthew Schlosser

The key to a successful franchise, according too many texts on the subject, can be expressed in one word: ?uniformity.? Franchises and chain stores strive to offer exactly the same product or service at numerous locations.

William James

We can act as if there were a God; feel as if we were free; consider Nature as if she were full of special designs; lay plans as if we were to be immortal; and we find then that these words do make a genuine difference in our moral life.

Leonard Cohen, fully Leonard Norman Cohen

And I'll dance with you in Vienna, I'll be wearing a river's disguise. The hyacinth wild on my shoulder my mouth on the dew of your thighs. And I'll bury my soul in a scrapbook, with the photographs there and the moss. And I'll yield to the flood of your beauty, my cheap violin and my cross.

Gore Vidal, fully Eugene Luther Gore Vidal

Do nothing that is not natural - and ritual is natural - and all will be for the best.

Hungarian Proverbs

A good neighbor is better than many bad kinsmen.

Zen Proverbs and Thoughts

Not the wind, not the flag; mind is moving.

William Shakespeare

And now this pale swan in her watery nest begins the sad dirge of her certain ending.

Sathya Sai Baba, fully Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Formerly when the Govardhanagiri (mountain) was raised aloft by a little boy, the gopis and gopalas realised that Krishna was the Lord. Now, it is not one Govardhanagiri, a whole range will be lifted, you will see!

Harold Rosenberg

The values to which the conservative appeals are inevitably caricatured by the individuals designated to put them into practice.

Taoist Proverbs

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

Joseph Addison

Our delight in any particular study, art, or science rises and improves in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it. Thus, what was at first an exercise becomes at length an entertainment.

Herman Hesse

If I were wise, I should not tell you. But I will not be wise, Harry, not for this time. I'll be just the opposite. So now mind what I say! You will hear it and forget it again. You will laugh over it, and you will weep over it. So look out! I am going to play with you for life and death, little brother, and before we begin the game I'm going to lay my cards on the table.

Evelyn Waugh, fully Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh

A typical triumph of modern science to find the only part of Randolph that was not malignant and remove it."

James Patterson, fully James Brendan Patterson

I couldn?t leave Total behind.? ?Total?? Iggy asked. ?That?s what his card said,? Angel explained. ?Totally a mutant dog who will probably turn on us and kill us in our sleep,? Fang said.

Turkish Proverbs

There is no right way to do a wrong thing.

Walter Scott, fully Sir Walter Scott,1st Baronet

Oh, Brignal banks are wild and fair, and Greta woods are green, and you may gather garlands there would grace a summer's queen.

Romanian Proverbs

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.