THE INNER COMMONPLACE
QUOTATIONS FROM A LIFETIME OF COLLECTION AND REFLECTION
TITLE QUOTATION AUTHOR SOURCE SUBJECT
COULDA. WOULDA. SH
Coulda. Woulda. Shoulda. Didna..
IF YOU SIT DOWN AT
If you sit down at a poker table, and you don't see a sucker, get up. You're the sucker.
ANYTHING THE MIND C
Anything the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
IF SOMEONE WOULD HA
If someone would have told me that I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder.
Pope John Paul I
POTENTIAL IS A FREN
Potential is a french word which means you ain't worth a damn yet.
Jeff Van Note
Atlanta Falcons football player
WHEN IT IS DARK ENO
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
HOUSEGUESTS ARE LIK
Houseguests are like fish. After three days they begin to stink.
NEVER BE WORRIED WH
Never be worried when your guests are going to be seated. Be worried when they will stand up to leave.
AS A MAN IS SO HE S
As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its Powers.
MY FATHER TOLD ME S
My father told me something I've never forgotten. You've got two forces in life that control everything. Just two. The Profit Motive and Human Values. Sometimes they run together, but mostly it's war. Pick your side early, my father said, and stick with it. And by the way, my father said, remember this: the Profit Motive always wins.
The New Confessions
TO SUCCEED THE MOST
To succeed, the most important thing is not to know that you can do something, but to NOT know that you can't.
CE QUI SE CONCOIT B
Ce qui se concoit bien, s'annonce clairement.
EVEN A STOPPED CLOC
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
MOTIVATION IS WHAT
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
LISTEN TO THE MUSTN
Listen to the mustn'ts. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me�.Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
A WITTY SAYING PROV
A witty saying proves nothing.
MOST MEN HAVE TWIN
Most men have twin gods: Mammon and Mammaries.
MAN CAN BE KIND. MA
Man can be kind. Mankind cannot.
IN LIFE THERE ARE T
In life there are two types of people who rise to the top: cream and pond scum.
LIFE MUST BE REMEMB
Life must be remembered backwards but lived forwards.
LIFE IS WHAT HAPPEN
Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans.
quoted by David Mellor in the House of commons
MIDWAY ON OUR LIFE'
Midway on our life's journey I found myself in dark woods.
NEVER EAT AT A PLAC
Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never play cards with a man named Doc. Never have an affair with someone who has more problems than you do.
International Herald Tribune
SO MUCH OF LIFE IS
So much of life is will.
START SMALL. THINK
Start small. Think Big. Aim for perfect; get good. Think of others. Be yourself.
Philosophy of Life
THE DIFFERENCE IN L
The difference in life between I guess and I know Is one that can twist mind and gut For rarely's the answer a clear Yes or No But those maddening words: Maybe, but...�
THE HARDEST LESSON
The hardest lesson in life to learn Is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
THE GREATEST TEMPTA
The greatest temptation in life is to settle for too little.
THE WORLD EXISTS.IT
The world exists.It is not yourself. Plunge in it for healing, blessed exhaustion, and the risk of warmth.
Forward to a collection of short stories.
THIS IS DEDICATED T
This is dedicated to those who are growing, those who are getting by, and those who are hanging on for dear life.
THIS IS ONE OF THOS
This is one of those days when you feel like a spitvalve on the trombone of life.
WE DO NOT SEE THING
We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.
WITHOUT PURPOSE THE
Without purpose there is no meaning. Without meaning there is no hope. Without hope there is no struggle. Without struggle there can be no betterment.
Paraphrased from a speech quoted in Harpers
YESTERDAY'S DEAD AN
Yesterday's dead and tomorrow's blind. So I live one day at a time.
Country Music song
YOU'VE LED US TO CO
You've led us to cool waters From which we drink and draw peace of mind You've given us a bountiful harvest From which we eat and draw strength You've made us a strong family From which we draw our past and our future You've guided us away from the temptation of evil From which we draw our comfort and our salvation. For these and all the other blessings of this life we give thanks in your name.
THE SPIRIT IS LIKE
The spirit is like the blowing of the wind; you can hear its noise but you have no idea from whence it came nor where it is heading.
YOU HAVE TWO EARS A
You have two ears and a mouth. They should be used in roughly those proportions.
I HAVE LOVED HOURS
I have loved hours at sea, grey cities The fragile secret of a flower Music, the making of a poem That gave me heaven for an hour First stars above a snowy hill, Voices of people kindly and wise And the great look of love, long hidden, Found at last in meeting eyes.
MANY A MAN HAS FALL
Many a man has fallen in love in a light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it.
PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE
People fall in love at the moments in life when they are most terrorised by possibilities.
I DO NOT KNOW HOW T
I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I do know how the Fourth will: with sticks and stones.
Article in Harper's Magazine
IT WOULD BE A SAD S
It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside.
THE MOST DIFFICULT
The most difficult secret for a man to keep is his own opinion of himself.
IF A MAN TALKS IN T
If a man talks in the forest,/And no woman hears him�./Is he still wrong?
Men and Women
Strengthening character is like making a cup of tea. The longer you are in hot water, the stronger you become.
ALWAYS LOOK OUT FOR
Always look out for the downside because the upside takes care of itself.
Sir James Goldsmith
WHEN YOUR TIME COME
When your time comes to pass on some day The only things you can keep Are what you gave away.
The little Red Book
THIS IS A DELIGHTFU
This is a delightful party, but it is best to dance near the door.
International Herald Tribune
The Stock Market
COMPANIES SHOULD TH
Companies should think less about the cost of their employees and more about the value of the people they invest in.
A MAN ALWAYS HAS TW
A man always has two reasons for what he does--a good reason and the real reason.
A POT ON THE BOIL A
A pot on the boil all the time will soon run dry.
HE DOESN'T KNOW THE
He doesn't know the meaning of the word fear. In fact, I just saw his grades, and he doesn't know the meaning of a lot of words.
MARRY FOR MONEY AND
Marry for money, and you'll spend the rest of your life earning it.
A mother's advice
THERE ARE PLENTY OF
There are plenty of fish in the ocean, but look out for the sharks.
A mother's advice
The Opposite Sex
FIRST YOU SINK INTO
First you sink into his arms; later you'll find your arms in his sink.
WHERE PEOPLE GO POL
Where people go, politics follow.
THE LINE BETWEEN HU
The line between hunger and anger is a thin line.
The Grapes of Wrath
WHOM THE GODS WOULD
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power.
IN A WORLD WHERE NO
In a world where nobody is sure of anything, impertinence rules.
PUTTING OUT A NEWSP
Putting out a newspaper without promotion is like winking at a girl in the dark: well-intentioned but ineffective.
William Randolph Hearst
YOU MUST BE IMPATIE
You must be impatient enough to get the job done, and patient enough to do it right the first time.
AFTER ALL IS SAID A
After all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done.
The Federal Reserve news
ENTRE LES PAROLES E
Entre les paroles et l'action il y a quinze kilometres et dix ans.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Haitian Taxi Driver
IT IS A WISE MAN WH
It is a wise man who sets his goals high; it is a fool who dreams of things he cannot have.
EVERY ACT OF CREATI
Every act of creation is above all an act of destruction.
ADVERSITY IS A TEMP
Adversity is a temporary thing; a good attitude lasts a lifetime.
IF YOU'VE GOT YOURS
If you've got yourself into a hole, you'd better stop digging.
John Harvey Jones
PUT ALL YOUR WOOD B
Put all your wood behind one arrowhead.
President of Sun Microsystems
ONLY IN THE RATRACE
Only in the ratrace of the arena can the heart learn to beat.
IT IS BEST TO WIN W
It is best to win without fighting.
A PLAN IS ONLY VALI
A plan is only valid until your opponent makes his first move.
THERE AIN'T NOTHING
There ain't nothing in the middle of the road except yellow lines and dead armadillos.
NEVER WRITE A WORD
Never write a word unless the not writing of it drives you crazy.
IF YOUR EFFORTS ARE
If your efforts are criticized, you must have done something worthwhile.
ANY JACK*** CAN KIC
Any jack*** can kick down a barn; it takes a carpenter to build one.
ON A FINE DAY THE E
On a fine day the English climate is like looking up a chimney; on a foul day, it is like looking down one.
LE CIEL EST TROP BA
Le ciel est trop bas dans ce pays.
Jean the French restaurant owner
Le Provence, Kew
THERE ARE ONLY TWO
There are only two things I don't like about her: her face.
I CAN'T BELIEVE OUT
I can't believe out of 100 million sperm yours was the quickest.
WHAT HE LACKS IN IN
What he lacks in intelligence, he makes up for in stupidity.
IF YOU SEE A SNAKE
If you see a snake, just kill it. Don't appoint a committee on snakes.
THERE IS NO SUCH TH
There is no such thing as a small enemy.
A SUNNY DAY IN ENGL
A sunny day in England is rarer than rocking horse manure.
A SONG FOR ENGLAND
A Song for England An'a so de rain a-fall/An'a so de snow a'rain/An'a so the fog a-fall/An'a so the sun a-fail/An'so the seasons mix/An'so de bag of tricks/But a so me understand/De misery o'de Englishman.
A MAN CUT OFF FROM
A man cut off from his family has lost the staff of life.
DO YOU THINK YOU CA
Do you think you can change the universe and improve upon it? I do not think it can be done. The universe is sacred. You cannot improve upon it. If you try to change it, you will ruin it. If you try to hold it, you will lose it. So sometimes one is ahead and sometimes behind. Sometimes one is weak and sometimes strong. Sometimes breathing comes easily, and sometimes it is difficult. Therefore the sage avoids extremes, excesses, and complacency.
Tao Te Ching
INVICTUS OUT OF TH
INVICTUS Out of the night which covers me Black as the pit from pole to pole I thank whatever gods may be For mine unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of curcumstance I have not winced, nor cried aloud Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed Beyond this vale of wrath and tears Looms but the horror of the shade And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find, me unafraid It matters not how straight the gate How charged with punishments the scroll I am the Master of my fate I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
L'HOMME PROPOSE ET
L'homme propose, et Dieu dispose.
MAN IS PARTIAL; FAT
Man is partial; Fate is not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
IN A WORLD WHERE NO
In a world where normal can turn to strange, the only constant thing is change.
WE ARE NOT PERMITTE
We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny; but what we put into it is ours.
WHAT CANNOT BE AVOI
What cannot be avoided, must be welcomed.
WANT TO MAKE GOD LA
Want to make God laugh? Tell him your plans for the future.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
The most beautiful idea on the face of the earth is the belief the child has that his father knows everything.
The Town and the City
FICTION ACTS AS A S
Fiction acts as a sluice; it's the waste matter from one's mind.
TRUTH IS STRANGER T
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
THERE IS NOTHING SA
There is nothing sadder than the child whose happy home has been made desolate by the foolishness of adults.
DEL AGUA MANSA DIOS
Del agua mansa Dios me libre Del agua brava me librare yo. From still waters God deliver me From rough waters I can save myself.
TO BE WITHOUT GOD I
To be without God is to lose man's great source of consolation and coherence.
YOU ARE NEVER DEDIC
You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
THE WORDS RANG SO T
The words rang so true: What is good about goodbye? What is fair about farewell?
Neo Labos Dance Project
I DON'T MAKE JOKES.
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
DON'T CALL YOURSELF
Don't call yourself happy until you are propped up dead in dry shoes and socks.
The Tongues of Angels
HE WHO CATCHETH JOY
He who catcheth joy as it flies Learns to live in eternity's sunrise But he who doth bend to himself a joy Doth the winged life destroy.
HE WHO LIVES ON HOP
He who lives on hope will die f****
Poor Richard's Almanac
IF YOUR HORSE DIES
If your horse dies, we suggest you dismount.
THE PASSIONS OF THE
The passions of the young are the vices of the old.
WE WERE HIRING PEOP
We were hiring people to read reports of the people who had been hired to write reports.
Chairman of GE
THERE IS A FINE LIN
There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.
CA NE SERT A RIEN D
Ca ne sert a rien de tirer sur une ambulance.
NO MATTER WHAT ANYO
No matter what anyone says, what the excuse or explanation, whatever a person does in the end is what he intended to do all along.
OUT OF THE CROOKED
Out of the crooked timber of humanity No straight thing was ever made.
PEOPLE WHO ARE BORN
People who are born round don't die square.
THERE IS NO MAN SO
There is no man so dangerous as a disillusioned idealist.
THREE CAN KEEP A SE
Three can keep a secret if two are dead.
WHAT LIES BEHIND US
What lies behind us, and what lies before us Are tiny matters compared with what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
GOOD BETTER BEST NE
Good Better Best Never let it rest Until your good is better and your better best.
Jamie Fee's 7th Grade Teacher
IN THE MIDDLE OF TH
In the middle of the desert, an oasis. In the middle of a sentence, a verb. In an ocean of conformity, an island of rebellion.
THE MILLS OF GOD GR
The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine.
SAVOUR KINDNESS BEC
Savour kindness, because cruelty is always possible later.
A LEADER TELLS PEOP
A leader tells people not where they want to go, but where they ought to go.
ON NE REGNE SUR LES
On ne regne sur les ames que par le calme.
History of WWII Vol 4
ONE MAN WITH COURAG
One man with courage is a majority.
PAIN IS THE ART ENT
Pain is the art entering the apprentice.
A RUT IS ONLY A GRA
A rut is only a grave with the ends knocked out.
ALL THINGS IN LIFE
All things in life are purchased at the price of experience.
AS YOU RAMBLE ON TH
As you ramble on through life, brother Whatever be your goal Keep your eye upon the doughnut And not upon the hole.
DID YOU KNOW THAT I
Did you know that IF are the two middle letters in LIFE?
I LONG FOR SCENES W
I long for scenes where man has never trod A place where woman never smiled or wept There to abide with my creator God And sleep as I in childhood sweetly slept Untroubling and untroubled where I lie The grass below-above the vaulted sky.
I LEARN IN MY LIFE
I learn in my life you are going very slowly up and can go very fast down.
I'M TIRED JOEY-BOY
I'm tired Joey-boy While you're out with the sheep My life is so troubled That I can't get to sleep I would walk myself out But the streets are so dark I shall wait til the morning And walk in the park Cause life is so simple When one is at home And I'm never complaining Where there's work to be done Oh I'm tired Joey-boy Of the makings of men I would like to be cheerful again Ambition will take you and ride you too far And conservatism bring you to boredom once more Sit down by the river and watch the stream flow Recall all the dreams that you once used to know Things you've forgotten that took you away To pastures not greener but meaner Love that is simple is all that I need I've no time for schism or lovers of greed Go up to the mount then Go up to the glen Where silence will touch you And heartbreak will mend.
I'm tired Joey-Boy
THE HEART HAS REASO
The heart has reason that reason knows nothing of.
THE HONEY GOES WHEN
The honey goes when the money goes.
THE LOVE WE HOLD BA
The love we hold back in this life is the pain we carry into the next.
THIS KISS WHICH NE'
This kiss which ne'er these lips shall pass Endures as proof that dreams may last These lines which keep us both apart Draw boundaries round a yearning heart These feelings mix with cold deceit Sweet fear and longing when we meet This badge of loyalty I wear Protects us both from love unfair This chasm which I'll never cross Prevents us taking gain or loss These stairs will never take me higher Than here - this purgatory of desire.
TONIGHT I CAN WRITE
Tonight I can write the saddest lines Write for example: "The night is shattered and blue stars shiver in the distance. The night wind revolves in the sky and sings Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too. / Esta noche puedo escribir los versos mas tristes Escribir por ejemplo: La noche esta estrellada y tiritan azules los astros a la lejos. Puedo escribir los versos m�s tristes esta noche. Escribir, por ejemplo: "La noche est� estrellada, y tiritan, azules, los astros, a lo lejos." El viento de la noche gira en el cielo y canta. Puedo escribir los versos m�s tristes esta noche. Yo la quise, y a veces ella tambi_n me quiso. En las noches como esta la tuve entre mis brazos. La bes_ tantas veces bajo el cielo infinito. Ella me quiso, a veces yo tambi_n la quer�a. C�mo no haber amado sus grandes ojos fijos. Puedo escribir los versos m�s tristes esta noche. Pensar que no la tengo. Sentir que la he perdido. Oir la noche inmensa, m�s inmensa sin ella. Y el verso cae al alma como al pasto el roc�o. Qu_ importa que mi amor no pudiera guardarla. La noche esta estrellada y ella no est� conmigo. Eso es todo. A lo lejos alguien canta. A lo lejos. Mi alma no se contenta con haberla perdido. Como para acercarla mi mirada la busca. Mi coraz�n la busca, y ella no est� conmigo. La misma noche que hace blanquear los mismos �rboles. Nosotros, los de entonces, ya no somos los mismos. Ya no la quiero, es cierto, pero cu�nto la quise. Mi voz buscaba el viento para tocar su o�do. De otro. Ser� de otro. Como antes de mis besos. Su voz, su cuerpo claro. Sus ojos infinitos. Ya no la quiero, es cierto, pero tal vez la quiero. Es tan corto el amor, y es tan largo el olvido. Porque en noches como esta la tuve entre mis brazos, mi alma no se contenta con haberla perdido. Aunque este sea el ultimo dolor que ella me causa, y estos sean los ultimos versos que yo le escribo.
WHEN THE MONEY GOES
When the money goes, love flies out the window.
IT IS NECESSARY TO
It is necessary to be reasonable in one's madness.
Skier about to go down Everest
FIENT DU CHIEN ET M
Fient du chien et marc d'argent; Ils seront tout un au jour du jugement. (A dog's t*** and a silver coin will be the same on the judgement day)
Poor Richard's Almanac
IF I OWN A COW IT M
If I own a cow, it milks me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
LIFE IS NOT ABOUT A
Life is not about addition but multiplication. And if you multiply one hundred expensive things times the zero that's inside of you, you still end up with zero.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
MEMORIES ARE OUR SO
Memories are our souvenirs from a lifetime of forgetfulness.
Motoring with Muhammed
A MAN'S REAL POSSES
A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
A MAN'S MIND IS LIK
A man's mind is like a fourteen room house. In his bedroom he's with his intelligent wife, in the living room he's on the floor with some bare-***** girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the garden he's growing his tomatoes, and down in the basement he's thinking of ways to blow the whole place up.
SO FEW MEN HAVE EYE
So few men have eyes for anything except the profit margin and is the lawn mowed.
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
YOU DON'T GET WHAT
You don't get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate.
A MAN WITH A BRIEFC
A man with a briefcase can steal a lot more than a man with a gun.
The End of the Innocence (album)
MONEY IS A GOOD SER
Money is a good servant or a harsh master.
MONEY IS LIKE SLEEP
Money is like sleep. You don't need six hours or seven hours or eight hours. All you need is five minutes more.
WHEN THE HORSE DIES
When the horse dies in the street, the oats no longer pass through to the sparrows.
John Kenneth Galbraith
WE NO LONGER HAVE I
We no longer have ideals. We manage only our interests. The consequences of this are self evident.
THERE IS NO POINT I
There is no point in doing anything that is not in your heart's hunger.
The Tongue of Angels
THE BEE FERTILISES
The bee fertilises the flower it robs.
INTO MY HEART AN AI
Into my heart an air that kills From yon far country blows What are those blue remembered hills? What farms?What spires are those? This is the land of lost content. I see it shining plain. Those happy highways where I went And cannot come again.
A Shropshire Lad
HE WHO CHEATS WITH
He who cheats with an oath acknowledges that he is afraid of his enemy but thinks little of God.
BILL CLINTON SAYS H
Bill Clinton says he has created 11 million jobs since he became President. Sure he has. And I have four of them.
A police officer
Gavin Esler-The United States of Anger
IT IS NOT GIVEN TO
It is not given to many Presidents to spend TWO world empires to decline.
IT IS NOT THE QUALI
It is not the quality of the faith which is important; it is the quality of the doubt.
THERE IS NO POINT I
There is no point in voting because no matter what you do, the government gets elected.
The United States of Anger
TELL 'EM WHAT YOUR
Tell 'em what your going to tell 'em. Tell'em. Then tell'em what you told them.
PUBLICITY IS LIKE P
Publicity is like poison; it won't hurt you if you don't swallow it.
THERE IS HARDLY ANY
There is hardly any grief that an hour's reading will not dissipate.
REVENGE IS A DISH B
Revenge is a dish best eaten cold.
The Happy Islands of Oceania
LOOK AT THE SPIRIT
Look at the spirit there Lying, a dying ember Where words have crushed it out like jackboots. Or a whip, perhaps Twisting pain around a pole Or a taper Gasp! Another day has lit the soul To stumble, down and up, and out To something, Or just to darkness.
HYPROCISY IS THE HO
Hyprocisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
EVERY NOW AND THEN
Every now and then there comes a time and place where a man has to plant his feet, stand firm, and make a point about who he is and what he believes in-- and kick some ass.
Miami Heat basketball coach
A LITTLE SLEEP A LI
A little sleep, a little slumber A little folding of your hands to rest Then your poverty will come as a robber, And your want like an armed man.
THE COVERS OF THIS
The covers of this book are too far apart.
WE LIVE IN A STRANG
We live in a strange world which shows very little of itself on the surface.
WHEN YOU DO ALL THE
When you do all the talking, you only learn what you already know.
IT IS BETTER TO BE
It is better to be hated for what you are, than loved for what you are not.
RESIST IN ALL CIRC
Resist , in all circumstances. Be yourself, at all costs.
Charles de Gaulle
SOMETIMES I PLAY TH
Sometimes I play that I catch up with myself. I run with what I was And with what I will be In the race of what I am. And sometimes I play that I pass myself Then maybe I run in the race of what I'm not. But there's still another race In which I'll play that I am overtaken And that will be the real one.
THOSE WHO BLOW THEI
Those who blow their own horn will soon be playing solo.
Poor Richard's Almanac
IF YOU WANT TO S***
If you want to s*** like an elephant, you can't eat like a bird.
I THINK THAT AT THI
I think that at this moment Maybe nobody in the universe is thinking about me. I am the only one who is thinking me And if I were to die now, Nobody, not even I, would think me. And this is where the abyss begins, As when I go to sleep. I'm my own support and I take it away from me. I help to curtain everything with absence. That may be why, when you think of someone It's like saving them.
INNER PEACE THER
INNER PEACE There's a place at the center that everyone knows At the end of a valley where no one else goes Where the rage of the battle meets the eye of the storm Where the sole thing that matters is substance not form It's a place where the heart and the mind mold as one Where deep thoughts and deep feelings wage a battle hard won O'er frustration and anger and things left undone And the failures of self from which no one can run And in order to reach there and to pick up the fight And to win, not for victory, but for that which is right One must follow a path which is narrow and straight And not waver, nor falter, nor tarry, nor wait And ignoring confusion and man's misguided pride Take the only course open, and that is: DECIDE. 30 March 1994
IF YOU SHOULD BUT D
If you should but decide to climb that peak towering to the heavens, you will find there is a pathway to its very summit.
YOU WILL DO FOOLISH
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
VEN DER PUTZ SHTEHT
Ven der putz shteht,licht der sechel in drerd. (Yiddish for When the P**** stands up, the brain gets buried in the ground.)
We All Live in a House Called Innocence
WHAT COMPLICATES LI
What complicates life is having to make choices.
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
WHEN SOUNDS ARE REP
When sounds are repeated often enough, they become silence.
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
NO ONE PLANS TO FAI
No one plans to fail, they just fail to plan.
ALL I KNOW I KNOW I
All I know I know is I've got a bottom and it has a crack in it.
Sayings of the Wise One
YOU HAVE A MOTOR MO
You have a motor mouth which doesn't engage your brain.
FOR EVERY TROUBLE U
For every trouble under the sun/ There be remedy, or there be none/ If there be one, try to find it/ If there be none, never mind it.
BE TRUE TO THE DREA
Be true to the dreams of your youth.
FOLLOW TRUTH TOO CL
Follow truth too close by the heels, it kicks you in the teeth.
HALF A PIECE OF BRE
Half a piece of bread is half a piece of bread, but Half the truth is a lie.
THERE ARE TWO NATUR
There are two natural classes of predators in this country; the very poor, by circumstance, and the very rich, by training.
Daniel Keys Moran
YOU CAN THROW A STI
You can throw a stick in the river, but it will not become a fish.
LIFE IS ON THE WIRE
Life is on the wire. All the rest is just waiting.
THE DEFINITION OF I
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over in the belief that somehow the result will be different.
FISHING IS A JERK S
Fishing is a jerk standing at one end of the line waiting for another jerk at the other end.
L'ARGENT N'A PAS D'
L'argent n'a pas d'odeur.
YOU CAN LEARN EVERY
You can learn everything in solitude but character.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO
If you are going to have brain surgery, would you rather hire a brain surgeon, or a proctologist at half price who wants to learn?
SHIP ME SOMEWHERE E
Ship me somewhere east of Suez Where the best is like the worst Where there are no Ten commandments And a man can raise a thirst.
A WOMAN'S GREATEST
A woman's greatest weapon is a man's imagination.