Random Quotes

William Randolph Hearst

It is a good thing that women are so easily manipulated. Otherwise, most of us wouldn't be here.

Elizabeth Gilbert

I knew then that this is how God loves us all and receives us all, and that there is no such thing in this universe as hell, except maybe in our own terrified minds. Because if even one broken and limited human being could experience even one such episode of absolute forgiveness and acceptance of her own self, then imagine—just imagine!—what God, in all His eternal compassion, can forgive and accept.

Saint John of the Cross, born Juan de Yepes Álvarez

Think not that pleasing God lies so much in performing good works as in performing them with good will, and without attachment and respect for persons.

Irish Proverbs

A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life.

Joseph Addison

For my own part, I think a man makes an odious and despicable figure, that is violent in a party; but a woman is too sincere to mitigate the fury of her principles with temper and discretion, and to act with that caution and reservedness which are requisite in our sex. When this unnatural zeal gets into them, it throws them into ten thousand heats and extravagances; their generous souls set no bounds to their love or their hatred; and whether a whig or a tory, a lap-dog or a gallant, an opera or a puppet-show, be the object of it, the passion, while it reigns, engrosses the whole woman.

George Santayana

Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.

Cort R. Flint

Integrity begins with a person being willing to be honest with himself.

Thomas Jefferson

It can never be too often repeated, that the time for fixing every essential right on a legal basis is while our rulers are honest, and ourselves united.

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Meditation is the study of making the mind still. As your mind becomes still, a power enters you. This power transmogrifies your mind, it escalates your evolution and you begin to cycle through many incarnations in one lifetime.

Douglas Adams, fully Douglas Noel Adams

In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.


Evil counsel travels fast.

David Foster Wallace

In a way, what Tarantino has done with the French New Wave and with David Lynch is what Pat Boone did with rhythm and blues: He's found (ingeniously) a way to take what is ragged and distinctive and menacing about their work and homogenize it, churn it until it's smooth and cool and hygienic enough for mass consumption. Reservoir Dogs, for example, with its comically banal lunch chatter, creepily otiose code names, and intrusive soundtrack of campy pop from decades past, is a Lynch movie made commercial, i.e., fast, linear, and with what was idiosyncratically surreal now made fashionably (i.e., hiply) surreal...D. Lynch is an exponentially better filmmaker than Q. Tarantino. For, unlike Tarantino, D. Lynch knows that an act of violence in an American film has, through repetition and desensitization, lost the ability to refer to anything but itself. A better way to put what I just tried to say: Quentin Tarantino is interested in watching somebody's ear getting cut off; David Lynch is interested in the ear.

Theodor W. Adorno, born Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund

Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing.

Gabriel García Márquez, aka Gabo

He soon acquired the forlorn look that one sees in vegetarians.

Oliver Goldsmith

Thus 'tis with all; their chief and constant care is to seem everything but what they are.

William Shakespeare

What are you doing sister? Killing swine.

Simone de Beauvoir, fully Simone-Ernestine-Lucie-Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir

My overflowing leisure handed me the world and at the same time prevented me from seeing it. Just as the sun, filtering through the closed venetian blinds on a hot afternoon, makes the whole magnificence of summer blaze in my mind; whereas if I face its direct harsh glare it blinds me.

Serbian Proverbs

If someone didn?t get it with mothers? milk, he won?t make it up with cow?s milk.

Anne Lamott

Nothing can be delicious when you are holding your breath.

Sunni Brown

SB Ink is both a creative consultancy and an agent of social change. Our company commitment is to elevating human potential and awareness and translating that into performance. As a consultancy, we?ve worked on diverse and challenging projects?from panoramically mapping 96 feet of content to co-designing game spaces that accelerate conversations?and we do it all with an eye on excellence in customer service, personal accountability and integrity, and as much joy as possible. As an agent of social change, SB Ink leads a global campaign for visual literacy called The Doodle Revolution. Based on a sequel to her first book, Gamestorming, and years of on-the-ground teaching experience, the Revolution is working to disrupt social norms about visual language and visual thinking, educate people around the world about its power and potential, and invite humans en masse to experience it for themselves. The New York Times applauded ?the Manifesto? and Oprah.com called The Doodle Revolution ?a book every joy-seeking human should read.? SB Ink is deeply committed to our customers and stakeholders, deeply committed to learners and leaders, and deeply grateful to be of service.

Francis Bacon

A little knowledge of science makes man an atheist, but an in-depth study of science makes him a believer in God.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, fully Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky or Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski

You will have many enemies, but even your foes will love you. Life will bring you many misfortunes, but you will find your happiness in them, and will bless life and will make others bless it--which is what matters most.

Rainer Maria Rilke, full name René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke

I live my life in growing orbits which move out over this wondrous world, I am circling around God, around ancient towers and i have been circling for a thousand years. And I still dont know if I am an eagle or a storm or a great song.

George Bernard Shaw

Truth telling is not compatible with the defense of the realm.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, fully Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

When I came home I expected a surprise and there was no surprise for me, so, of course, I was surprised.