Random Quotes

Henry Miller, aka Henry Valentine Miller

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.

Stefan Zweig

But everyone is in the shade but also the last child of the light, and find out just who is light and dark, war and peace, rise and fall, but has truly lived.

William Blake

'Twas on a Holy Thursday, their innocent faces clean, The children walking two and two, in red and blue and green.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, fully Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky or Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski

Father,' he asked, 'are rich people stronger than anyone else on earth?' 'Yes Ilusha,' I said, 'there are no people on earth stronger than the rich.

Seth Godin

Marketers are responsible for the side effects their products cause.

Robert Oppenheimer, fully Julius Robert Oppenheimer

It worked. [said after witnessing the first atomic detonation]

Swahili Proverbs

Do not compete with Kari, Kari comes from God.

Debasish Mrida

Suddenly, I find the most beautiful smiles in your eyes.

English Proverbs

The squeaking wheel gets the grease.

Gabriel García Márquez, aka Gabo

Her first reaction was one of hope, because his eyes were open and shining with a radiant light she had never seen there before. She prayed to God to give him at least a moment so that he would not go without knowing how much she had love him despite all their doubts, and she felt an irresistible longing to begin life with him over again so that they could say what they had left unsaid and do everything right that they had done badly in the past. But she had to give in to the intransigence of death. (Love in the Time of Cholera)

F. Scott Fitzgerald, fully Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

Then came the war, old sport. It was a great relief, and I tried very hard to die, but I seemed to bear an enchanted life.

Madeleine Albright, fully Madeleine Korbelová Albright, born Marie Jana Korbelová

I am not going to rule it in or out.

Plutarch, named Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus after becoming Roman citizen

Flattery does not attend upon poor, obscure or unimportant persons, but makes itself an obstacle and pestilence to great houses and great affairs.

Seneca the Younger, aka Seneca or Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In every good man a God doth dwell.

Wislawa Szymborska, fully Maria Wisława Anna Szymborska

I lost a few goddesses while moving south to north and also some gods while moving east to west.

Portuguese Proverbs

Taking out without putting in, soon comes to the bottom.

George MacDonald

Ambition is but the evil shadow of aspiration.

Gerald Massey

Upon Love's bosom Earth floats like an Ark safely through all the Deluge of the dark.

George Eliot, pen name of Mary Ann or Marian Evans

She was one of those women who are never handsome till they are old, and she had had the wisdom to embrace the beauty of age as early as possible.

Charles Babbage

In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein, and given over a hopeless race.

William Shakespeare

'Tis well said again, and 'tis a kind of good deed to say well; And yet words are no deeds.

Ned Rorem

People tell me it's not fair to edit a diary; if you edit, it isn't really a diary. In other words they are making the rules after the fact. I write my diary according to the way I write my diary. It's like saying that it's unfair to revise a piece of music or to have a sense of pride. Even though, of course, a diary is not the same as a novel, but then, again, it is. Everything's fiction.

Walter C. Alvarez, fully Walter Clement Alvarez

One of the great difficulties we physicians have in trying to help nervous patients is their tendency to jump to the conclusion that pains of psychic origin must be mild and wholly imaginary.

Jacob Needleman

We lose our time because we lose our attention.

Mao Tse-tung, alternatively Zedong, Ze dong, aka Chairman Mao

Without an army for the people, there is nothing for the people.