Showing posts from November, 2009


Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.

Russell Baker

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.

Robert Frost

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.

Peter Ustinov

If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can’t be done.

Edward Abbey

Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.

Sue Murphy

Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that’s how dogs spend their lives.

Thomas Szasz

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.

Robert Orden

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.


Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.


Instead of talking to your plants, if you yelled at them would they still grow? Only to be troubled and insecure?

Minna Thomas Antrim

Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him.


Being vague is almost as fun as doing this other thing.

Lois McMaster Bujold

The will to be stupid is a very powerful force, but there are always alternatives.

H. L. Mencken

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.

John H. Patterson

An executive is a person who always decides; sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.

Peter Ustinov

It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.

Aldous Huxley

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.

Mitch Hedberg

I like an escalator because an escalator can never break, it can only become stairs. There would never be an escalator temporarily out of order sign, only an escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.


Is there life before death?

Sam Levenson

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.

Douglas Adams

Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

Robert M. Pirsig

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called Religion.


We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

Ambrose Bierce

'to pray': 'to ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner, confessedly unworthy'.

Bertrand Russell

Unknown Person: But what if you’re wrong about your atheism? What if you die and find yourself before God, who asks you why you didn’t believe? Bertrand Russell: Not enough evidence, Lord; not enough evidence.

Carl Sagan

… if by “God” one means the set of physical laws that govern the universe, then clearly there is such a God. This God is emotionally unsatisfying … it does not make much sense to pray to the law of gravity.’

Oscar Wilde

Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.

George Bernard Shaw

Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.

James Thurber

It had only one fault. It was kind of lousy.

Thomas A. Edison

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.

Orson Welles

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.