Showing posts from September, 2008

Philip K. Dick

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.

Jerry Garcia

Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.

Ernest Haskins

Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you’ll be surprised at how little you have.


The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.

Ogden Nash

Middle age is when you’ve met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.

Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

Exercise relieves stress. Nothing relieves exercise.

Arthur Honegger

There is no doubt that the first requirement for a composer is to be dead.

Abraham Lincoln

'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

Jerry Seinfeld

Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color, but to accept God’s final word on where your lips end.

Ogden Nash

People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven’t what they want that they really don’t want it.

George Orwell

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.

Tom Lehrer

I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up.

Bruce Grocott

I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.


It is far easier to ask for and receive forgiveness than it is permission.

Kin Hubbard

Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.

Shirley Chisholm

I was the first American citizen to be elected to Congress in spite of the double drawbacks of being female and having skin darkened by melanin. When you put it that way, it sounds like a foolish reason for fame. In a just and free society it would be foolish.

George Bernard Shaw

When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.

Alan Corenk

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they’ve told you what you think it is you want to hear.

Sir Winston Churchill

Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.

Dan Barker

Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can’t be taken on its own merits.

Bertrand Russell

No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.

Sacha Guitry

You can pretend to be serious; you can’t pretend to be witty.

Thomas Szasz

When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.

Queen Juliana

I can’t understand it. I can’t even understand the people who can understand it.

Groucho Marx

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.