Random Quotes


That modification of the mind which is based on the absence of any content in it is sleep.

William Shakespeare

Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings; our dreadful marches to delightful measures.

Steve Jobs, fully Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs

We hire people who want to make the best things in the world.

Samuel Johnson, aka Doctor Johnson

Books to judicious compilers, are useful; to particular arts and professions, they are absolutely necessary; to men of real science, they are tools: but more are tools to them.

Alain de Botton

We study biology, physics, movements of glaciers... Where are the classes on envy, feeling wronged, despair, bitterness...

Milarepa, fully Jetsun Milarepa

Do not confuse deep intuition with what merely seems to be so.

Korean Proverbs

No sleep, no dream.

Robert Henri

The effect of brilliancy is to be obtained principally from the oppositions of cool colors with warm colors, and the opposition of grave colors with bright colors. If all the colors are bright there is no brightness.

Yuval Noah Harari

Were it not for businessmen seeking to make money, Columbus would not have reached America, James Cook would not have reached Australia, and Neil Armstrong would never have taken that small step on the surface of the moon.

William Golding, fully Sir William Gerald Golding

Simon became inarticulate in his effort to express mankind's essential illness.

Frank Zappa, born Frank Vincent Zappa

Music is the most physically inspiring of all the arts.

Bauvard Bauvard

Men only treat women like princesses when they want to use them like prostitutes.

Anne Dillard

Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the engine of belief that keeps you and your desk in midair.

John Steinbeck

Oh, we can populate the dark with horrors, even we who think ourselves informed and sure, believing nothing we cannot measure or weigh. I know beyond all doubt that the dark things crowding in on me either did not exist or were not dangerous to me, and still I was afraid.

Shea Hembrey

I'm interested in the essence of things. If you pare things down, what's left? It's like I'm trying to describe the soul to an alien.

Chinese Proverbs

To recite the breviary carelessly.

Joseph Murphy

Radiate love, peace and good will to each other. These vibrations are picked up by the subconscious mind resulting in mutual trust, affection and respect.

Teachings of Silvanus or The Teachings of Silvanus

Blessed are you, O soul, if you find this one in your temple.

Yiddish Proverbs

Time is the best physician.

John Perkins

The only way that we?re going to feel secure in this country again and that we?re going to feel good about ourselves is if we use these systems we?ve put into place to create positive change around the world. I really believe we can do that.

Roger Bacon, scholastic accolade Doctor Mirabilis meaning "Wonderful Teacher"

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.

Tommy Hitchcock, fully Thomas "Tommy" Hitchcock, Jr.

Father always emphasized being a good sportsman. Lose as if you like it, and win as if you were used to it.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, fully Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

I began to like New York, the racy, adventurous feel of it at night and the satisfaction that the constant flicker of men and women and machines gives to the restless eye. I like to walk up Fifth Avenue and pick out romantic women from the crowd and imagine that in a few minutes I was going to enter their lives, and no one would ever know or disapprove. Sometimes, in my mind, I followed them to their apartments on the corners of hidden streets, and they turned and smiled back at me before they faded through a door into warm darkness. At the enchanted metropolitan twilight I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others—poor young clerks who loitered in front of windows waiting until it was time for a solitary restaurant dinner—young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.

Scott Adams, fully Scott Raymond Adams

It is a fairly centralized downtown location, central to the proposed condos. It won't necessarily be convenient for everybody, though. At the end of the day, somebody may have to get into his car to go grocery shopping.

Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra May

I grieve and dare not show my discontent, I love and yet am forced to seem to hate, I do, yet dare not say I ever meant, I seem stark mute but inwardly do prate.