Showing posts from June, 2011


The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.

Iggy Pop

Nihilism is best done by professionals.

Jodie Foster

Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.

Don Marquis

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: ‘Whose?’

Charles Caled Colton

If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; If you would know, and not be known, live in a city.

Stephen Leacock

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

George Bernard Shaw

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

Bernard Berenson

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.

Edward Hubbard

Never explain—your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

Elias Schwartz

Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well. Think about it.

Honore de Balzac

First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time.

Michael Friedman

The scientific name for an animal that doesn’t either run from or fight its enemies is lunch.

Darby Conley

Ethics are so annoying. I avoid them on principle.

Anatole France

The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever.

Sir Winston Churchill

Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.