Quotes

Beneath some usefull and funny quotes.

"All this machinery making modern music can still be open-hearted. Not so coldly charted, it's really just a question of your honesty." - Neil Peart

"We don't have to protect the environment -- the Second Coming is at hand." - James Watt

"I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round." - John Lennon

"The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was." - anonymous

"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally." - Abraham Lincoln

"We treat this world of ours as though we have a spare in the trunk." - Al Bernstein

"To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand." - Hamlet

"It makes you wonder, doesn't it? Just how normal are we? Just who are the people we nod our hellos to as we pass on the street? A rather good question to ask--particularly in the Twilight Zone." - Rod Serling

"I drank what?" - Socrates

"Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand. Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand." - Neil Peart

"Inside the museum infinity goes up on trial. Voices echo, 'This is what salvation must be like after a while.' But Mona Lisa must have had the highway blues; you can tell by the way she smiles." - Bob Dylan

"Art and reality are not two independant domains, external to one another, between which we can find only mechanical relationships. On the contra- rary, we must understand that art is something completely real, completely material." - Pierre Macherey

"Do not look for all the answers at once. A path is formed by placing stones one in front of the other." - The Giant from Twin Peaks

"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

"The right half of the brain controls the left half of the body. This means that only left handed people are in their right mind." - anonymous

"Catch the wind, see it spin, sail away, live the day way up high in the sky." - Jimmy Page and Robert Plant

"An unsupervised teenager with a modem is as dangerous as an unsupervised teenager with a gun." - Gail Thackeray, Arizona Ass. State Attorney

"You enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind, it may offer a way to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate--and quickly." - Lazarus Long

"Never test for an error condition you don't know how to handle." - Steinbach

"I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter." - Blaise Pascal

"In Germany they came first for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, but I did not speak up because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the trade-unionists, but I did not speak up because I was not a trade-unionist. Then then they came for the Catholics, but I did not speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me and by that time there was no one left to speak up." - Rev. Martin Niemoller

"There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence." - Jeremy S. Anderson

"Conceit, arrogance, and egotism are the essentials of patriotism." - Emma Goldman

"You know I'm going to lose, and gambling's for fools, but that's the way I like is, baby--I don't want to live forever." - Lemmy Kilmeister

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive." - Thomas Jefferson

"All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed." - Sean O'Casey

"If you don't laugh at all, you've missed the point. If you only laugh, you've missed your chance from illumination." - Robert Anton Wilson

"Love is never to be defined because it grows and changes with every year of life, and each person knows it as a different miracle." - James Michener

"These days it's hard to look at a poodle without thinking what a good meal he would make." - Steve Martin

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full." - Henry Kissinger

"Be excellent to each other. Party on, dude." - Bill and Ted

"I'm not okay, and neither are you as far as I'm concerned." - Jon Lewis

"Advice is probably the only free thing which people won't take." - Lothar Kaul

"In a suitable temperature, an egg becomes a chicken, and there are no chickens born of stones." - Mao Zedong

"Life is one big road with lots of signs, so when you're riding through the rough don't you complicate your mind." - Bob Marley

"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read." - Mark Twain

"Don't let the past remind us of what we are not now--I am not greiving." - Steven Stills

"People in stucco houses should not throw quiche." - Sonny Crocket

"Beware of altruism. It is based on self-deception, the root of all evil." - Lazarus Long

"'Freeways are the cathedrals of our times,' someone said. Not me, but someone did." - David Byrne

"It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper." - Rod Serling

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." - Winston Churchill

"In the darkness of future pasts the magician longs to see one chance between two worlds. Fire, walk with me." - One-armed Mike, from Twin Peaks

"When you're away, I'm restless, lonely, wretched, bored, dejected; only here's the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you are near." - Samuel Hoffenstein

"When will I learn? The answer to my problems isn't at the bottom of a bottle--it's on TV!" - Homer Simpson

"You go to bed, dear. I'll bag the nazi and tiddy up." - Paul Bland, from Eating Raoul

"Jerry--and I only say this because I care--they have decaffeinated brands now that taste just as good as regular." - Chris Knight, from Real Genius

"You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing viability of FORTRAN." - Alan Perlis

"Who the hell's Paul Abdul?" - Erik Bennett

"I hate quotations." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Excuse me, there is a multi-legged creature crawling up your shoulder." - Spock

"It's not safe out here; it's wonderous. With pleasures to satiate hearts both bold and adventurous--but it's not for the timid." - Q

"Two men say they're Jesus. One of them must be wrong." - Mark Knopfler

"Always helping;" - Edward A. Dains

"...but glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity." - Neil Peart

"Yield to temptation; it may not pass your way again." - Lazarus Long

"The hard part for us avant-garde post-modern artists is deciding whether or not to embrace commericialism." - Calvin

"There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about." - Oscar Wilde

"Then came the churches, then came the schools, then came the lawyers, then came the rules." - Mark Knopfler

"...and so castles made of sand slip into the sea eventually." - Jimi Hendrix

"A witty saying proves nothing." - Voltaire

"I met a girl who sang the blues and I asked her for some happy news, but she just smiled and turned away." - Don McLean

"Innocence gave me confidence to go up against reality." - Neil Peart

"We chased our pleasures here, dug out treasures there. Can you still recall the time we cried? Break on through to the other side." - The Doors

"I might be white but I ain't stupid." - Stevie Ray Vaughn

"Supposing that I should have the courage to let a red sword of virtue plunge into my heart...What can you offer me? A garden castle? A flowery kingdom? What? A hope? Then hence with your red sword of virtue." - Stephen Crane

"Conceit, arrogance, and egotism are the essentials of patriotism." - Emma Goldman

"Speak out. You've got to speak out against the madness." - Steven Stills

"No page in history, baby--that I don't need. I just want to make some eardrums bleed." - David St. Hubbins

"Waiting for the winds of change to sweep the clouds away. Waiting for the rainbow's end to cast its gold your way...You don't get something for nothing. You can't have freedom for free." - Neil Peart

"We gave up everything just to sit at your table." - John Lennon

"To know him is to love him--is to know him." - Commander Data

"With features like these, who needs bugs?" - Henry Spencer

"If I don't drive around the park, I'm pretty sure to make my mark. If I'm in bed each night by ten, I may get back my looks again. If I abstain from fun and such, I'll probably amount to much; But I shall stay the way I am, Because I do not give a damn." - Dorothy Parker

"Als das Kind noch Kind war, gab es diese Fragen: Warum bin ich mich, und warum nicht dich? Warum bin ich hier, und warum nicht dort?" - Rainer Maria Rilke

"1984 has past, forget about Big Brother. Welcome to the 90's where the government's your mother!" - Scatterbrain

"I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"My plan: To chew some bubblegum and do some research, and we're all out of bubblegum." - Rajeev Pandey

"We treat this world of ours as though we have a spare in the trunk." - Al Bernstein

"The best things in life are free, but you can keep them for the birds and bees; I want money." - John Lennon

"The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been." - Alan Ashley-Pitt

"I am a rock, I am an island, and a rock feels no pain, and an island never cries." - Paul Simon

"Friends! I represent the government. I support your charges against Landlord Huang. We will certainly avenge Hsi-erh. First, let us arrest Huang and Mu for public trial according to proper legal procedure!" - District Head, from The White Haired Girl

"I mean, what's the point of going abroad if you're just another tourist carted 'round in buses surounded by sweaty, mindless oafs from Ketching and Boventry in their cloth caps and their bardigans..." - Mr. Smoketoomuch

"For my own part, I have never had a though which I could not set down in words with even more distinctness than that which I conceived it." - Edgar Allan Poe

"Some people drink from the wellspring of knowledge--others gargle." - "Mac" McClaren

"The German tongue. Fleshy, warped, spit-sprayed, purplish and cruel." - Jack Gladney, from White Noise

"To use words but rarely is to be natural." - Lao Tzu

"Some people get up at a quarter to seven. Other people lie in bed 'til 8:45 or nine, but I'm happy just to hang in bed 'til eleven, 'cause eleven has always been a good friend of mine." - Bob Dorough, from Multiplication Rock

"First you harmonize, then you customize." - Wilson Pickett

"Stupidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out?" - Will Rogers

"If you need a spoon, keep one around. Carry a thermos to help wash it down. Now if there's some left, don't just throw it out--use it for spackle or bathroom grout." - A. Yankovic, "Spam"