September 29, 2014

The Yale Book of Quotations by Fred R. Shapiro.

The Yale Book of Quotations by Fred R. Shapiro.

[Likewise Churchill quoted in this book, reading quotes is the first step towards serious reading. There are many wonderful quotes in this book and please let me note down few. Great collections!]

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move - Douglas Adams

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovered exactly what the universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarrely inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened - Douglas Adams

I wonder who is kissing her now
Wonder who is teaching her now - Frank R Adams

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody - Franklin P. Adams

With friends like that who needs enemies? - Joey Adams

When you are a kid you use the (pornographic playing) cards as a substitute for a real experience and when you are older you use real experience as a substitute for the fantasy. - Edwards Albee

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other - Oscar Ameringer.

It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips
The stride of my step
The curl of my lips
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman
That’s me - Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise - Maya Angelou

Anonymous quotes:
After God had carried us safe to New-England, and we had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, rear’d convenient places for Gods workshop, and settled the Civil Government: One of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to Posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate Ministry to the Churches, when our present Ministries shall lie in the Dust. -

It is became necessary to destroy the town to save it

Let us then rejoice
While we are young

Men, their rights and nothing more; Women, their rights and nothing less - Susan B. Anthony

Feminism is a theory; lesbianism is a practice - Ti-Grace Atkinson

This above all to refuse to be a victim - Margaret Atwood

Nobody dies from lack of sex. It is lack of love we die from - Margaret Atwood

Oval face. His eye a dark grey,. He had auburn fair. His complexion exceeding fair - he was so fair that they called him ‘the lady of Christ’s College.- John Aubrey

He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was more than his reading. He was won’t to say that it he had read as much as other men, he should have known no more than other men -John Aubrey

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. - W. H. Auden

He was my North, my South, my East and West
My working week and my Sunday rest
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong - W. H. Auden.

Evil is unspectacular and always human
And shares our bed and eats at our own table - W.H. Auden

To us he is no more a person
‘now but a whole of climate of opinion - W.H. Auden

Like love we don’t know where or why
Like love we can’t compel of fly
Like love we often weep
Like love we seldom keep - W. H. Auden

In the prison of his days
Teach the free man how to praise W.H. Auden

My idea of a good company, Mr. Elliot, is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company. “You are mistaken” said he gently, “that is not good company, that is the best”. - -Jane Austen

There is nothing wonderful in that [playing the organ]; you have only to hit the right notes in the right time, and the instrument plays itself - Johann Sebastian Bach

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested - - Meher Baba

You may talk of the tyranny of Nero and Tiberius: but the real tyranny is the tyranny of your next-door neighbor... Public opinion is a permeating influence and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to think other men’s thoughts, to speak other men’s words, to follow other men’s habits - Walter Bagehot.

Every child is affected thus the first time he is treated unfairly. All he thinks he has a right to when he comes to you to be yours is fairness. After you have been unfair to him he will love you again, but he will never afterwards be quite the same boy - James M. Barrie.

You just think lovely wonderful thoughts and they lift you up in the air - - James M. Barrie.

The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women - and so little time. - John Barrymore

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than me - Bernard M. Baruch

I never thought a little girl like you would ever be able to melt me and end my wicked deeds - Frank Baum

True courage is facing danger when you are afraid - Frank Baum

I am a little girl only eleven years old, but want you should be President of United States.... I have got 4 brother’s and part of them will vote for you any way and if you let your whisker grow I will try and get the rest of them to vote for you. You would look great deal better for your face is so thin.  All of the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husband’s to vote for you - Grace Bedell(little girl’s letter to Abraham Lincoln during his prudential election)

I am married to a very dear girl who is an artist. We have no children except me - Brendan Behan

Hard work never killed anybody., but why take a chance? - Edgar Bergen

If any man thinks he slays and if another thinks he is slain, neither knows the ways of truth. The Eternal in man cannot kill: the Eternal in man cannot die. He is never born and he never dies. He is Eternity, he is for evermore. Never-born and eternal, beyond times gone or to come, he does not die when the body dies. - Bhagavadgita

Only by love can men see me, and know me and come unto me - Bhagavadgita

You will have to ask somebody older than me(when asked, at the age of 91, at what age the sex drive ends) - Eubie Blake

The pride of the peacock is the glory of God. The lust of the goat is the bounty of God. The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God. The nakedness of woman is the work of God - William Blake.

Bring me my bow of burning gold:
Bring me my arrows of desire:
Bring me my spear: O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire - - William Blake.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves - William J. H. Boetcker

The old saying of the two kinds of truth. To the one kind belongs statements so simple and clear that the opposite assertion obviously could not be defended. The other kind, the so called “deep truth” are statements in which the opposite also contains deep truth - Niels Bohr

When you like your passport photo, it is time to go home - Erma Bombeck.

A library doesn’t need windows. A library is a window - Stewart Brand

Maybe tomorrow
I’ll find what I’m after
I’ll throw off my sorrow
Beg, steal or borrow
My share of laughter - Leslie Bricusse

Democracy is the worst form of government
It is the most inefficient, the clumsiest, the most unpractical.... It reduces wisdom to impotence and secures the triumph of folly, ignorance clap-trap, and demagogy... Yet democracy is the only form of social order that is admissible, because is it the only one consistent with justice. - Robert Briffault.

As has often been said, the youth who loves his Alma Mater will always ask, not “what can she do for me? but “what can I do for her?” - Le Baron Russell Briggs

My future husband becoming to me my whole world; and more than the world: almost my hope of heaven. He stood between me and every thought of religion, as an eclipse intervenes between man and the broad sun. I could not, in those days, see God for His creature: of whom I had made an idol. - Charlotte Bronte.

His wife is not only edited his work, but edited him - Van Wyck Brooks

He turned to face the machine. “is there a God?”. the mighty voice answered without hesitation, without the clicking of a single relay. “yes, now there is a God” - Fredric Brown

Thanks to God, I am still an atheist - Luis Bunuel

A paranoid is someone who has all the facts

Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.- George W Bush.

There are two classes of people in the world, those who sin and those who are sinned against. If a man must belongs to either, he had better belong to the first than the to the second - Samuel Butler.

I began revolution with 92 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action - Fidel Castro

History will absolve me - Fidel Castro

I will neither yield to the song of the siren not the voice of the hyena, the tears of the crocodile nor the howling of the wolf - George Chapman

The New Testament, and to a very large extend the Old, is the soul of man. You cannot criticize it. It criticize you - John Jay Chapman

When a woman isn’t beautiful, people always say, “ You lovely eyes, you have lovely hair” - Anton Chekhov

Mother told me a couple of years ago, “Sweetheart, settle down and marry a rich man.”. I said, “Mom, I am rich man”. - Cher.

This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps the end of the beginning - Churchill

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them to the impossible - Arthur C Clarke

You are either the part of the solution or you are part of the problem - Eldridge Cleaver

My son is 22 years old. If he had not become a Communist at 22, I would have disowned him. If he is still a Communist at 30, I will do it then - George Clemenceau

It is easier to make war than peace  - George Clemenceau

Here we are now, entertain us - Kurt Cobain

I am a lie who always speaks truth - Kurt Cobain

Victor Hugo was a madman who thought he was Victor Hugo - Kurt Cobain

After 60 years ago, I said to my father, “Old Mr. Senex is showing his age: he sometimes talks quite stupidly”, My father replied, “That isn’t age. He’s always been stupid. He is just losing his ability to conceal it - Robertson Davies

Irene, good night
Irene, good night
Good night, Irene
Good night, Irene
I’ll see you in my dreams - Gussie L. Davis

You are the cream in my coffee - Buddy DeSylva

The moon belongs to everyone
The best things in life are free - Buddy DeSylva

Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne’er succeed
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need - Emily Dickinson

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man - Bob Dylan

Money doesn't talk, it swears - Bob Dylan

The P.L.O has never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity - Abba Eban

My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us, the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require - Edward Elgar

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? - T.S.Eliot

He calls figs figs and a spade a spade - Desiderius Erasmus

I was in love with a beautiful blonde once. She drives me to drink. This is the one thing I’m indebted to her for - W.C.Fields

Gentleman, you can’t fight in here. This is the War room I can stand anything but pain - Film quotes

I can stand anything but pain - Film quotes

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired - Film quotes

For those who believe in God, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe in God, no explanation is possible - Film quotes

I am big. It is the pictures that got small - Film quotes

A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others - Film quotes

I like larger parties. They are so intimate. At small parties, there is not any privacy -F. Scott Fitzgerald

No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there  -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Egyptian Proverb: The worst things:
To be in bed and sleep not
To want of one who comes not
To try to please and please not  -F. Scott Fitzgerald

It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties, we know they won’t save us any more than love did  -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Old soldiers never die
They always fade away - J. Foley

It was a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals - Felix Frankfurter

He does not possess wealth; it possesses him - Benjamin Franklin

A little house well filled, a little field well tilled and a little wife well willed are great riches - Benjamin Franklin

A man in love is incomplete until he has married - and then he’s finished - Zsa Zsa Gabor

Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended - Zsa Zsa Gabor

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities - brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems - John W. Gardner

A miss for pleasure and a wife for breed - JOhn Gay

If you could hear the whispering of the dream, you would hear no other sound - Kahlil Gibran

Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country -  - Kahlil Gibran

Let there be spaces in your togetherness  - Kahlil Gibran

I am giving you a definite maybe - Samuel Goldwyn

We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety and the wonder of life. This is the function of the American dance. – Martha Graham

As you are woman, so be lovely
As you are lovely, so be various
merciful as constant, constant as various
So be mine, as I yours for ever - Robert Graves

Never argue with a man who buys ink by barrel - William I. Greener, Jr (ink used for publication - meaning, newspaper owner?)

I happen to know quite a bit about the South
Spent twenty years there one night - Dick Gregory

When white Christian missionaries went to Africa, the white folks has the bibles and the natives has the land. When the missionaries pulled out, they had the land and the natives had the bibles.- Dick Gregory

Fish got to swim, birds got to fly’
I got to love one man till I die-
Can’t help lovin’ dat man of mine - Oscar Hammerstein II

Only make believe I love you
Only make believe that you love me
Others find peace of mind in pretending
Couldn’t you? Couldn’t I? Couldn’t we - Oscar Hammerstein II

Oh what a beautiful morning
Oh what a beautiful day!
I got a beautiful feeling
Everything going my way - Oscar Hammerstein II

When a lovely flame dies,
Smoke gets in your eyes - otto Harbach

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match
Find me a find
Catch me a catch - Sheldon Harnick

Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years;
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears - - Sheldon Harnick

I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps - George Harrison

Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered - Lorenz Hart

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there - L.P. Hartley

Never attempt to teach a pig to sing: it wastes your time and annoys the pig - Robert A. Heinlein

Kissinger brought peace to Vietnam the same way Napoleon brought peace to Europe: by losing - Joseph Heller

You and me, we have made a separate peace - Ernest Hemingway

If he wrote it he could get rid of it. He had gotten rid of many things by writing them - Ernest Hemingway

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated - Ernest Hemingway

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast - Ernest Hemingway

Probably the meek really will inherit the earth:
they won’t have the nerve to refuse - John M. Henry

You cannot step twice into the same river - Herclitus

We were walking across 57th street one afternoon and passed a blind man carrying a sign that read, MY DAYS ARE DARKER THAN YOUR NIGHTS. “Don’t bet on it, Man”, the ex-medic said
-Michael Herr

If you want work well done, select a busy man - the other kind has no time - Elbert Hubbard

A genius is a man who takes the lemons that Fate hands him and starts a lemonade stand with them - Elbert Hubbard

The first symptoms of true love in a young man is timidity; in young woman, it is boldness -  Victor Hugo

One can resist the invasion of armies; one cannot resist the invasion of ideas -  Victor Hugo

Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization -  Victor Hugo

One of these days I'm gonna stop my listening
Gonna raise my head up high
One of these days I'm gonna raise up
My glistening wings and fly
But that day will have to wait for a while
Baby, I'm only society's child
When we're older, things may change
But for now this is the way they must remain - Janis Ian

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees - Dolores Ibarruri

She knew well she was to give me all or nothing! - Henrik Ibsen

If I’m ever to reach any understanding of myself and the things around me, I must learn to stand alone. That’s why I can’t stay here with you any longer - Henrik Ibsen

The strongest man in the world is the man who stands alone - Henrik Ibsen

You know, this team,... it all flows from me.... I’m the straw that stirs the drink - Reggie jackson

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed - Erica Jong

Thinking the unthinkable - Herman Kahn

A Christopher spends his time improving, not disapproving, because he knows that ‘it is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness’ - James Keller

Music is no different from opium. Music affects the human mind in a way that makes people think of nothing but music and sensual matters.... Music is treason to the country, a treason to our youth, and we should cut out all this music and replace it with something instructive - Ruhollah Khomeini

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

Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end - Jiddu Krishnamurti

What do you do when your competitor is drowning? Get a live hose and stick it in his mouth - Ray Kroc.

I took the lake between my legs - Maxine Kumin

When the going gets tough, the tough get going - Frank Leahy

Murder is a crime. Describing murder is not
Sex is not a crime. Describing sex is - Gershon Legman

The Chinese do not draw any distinction between food and medicine - Lin Yutang

Since life is but a dream
Why toil to no avail? - Li Po

Beneath the blossoms with a pot of wine,
No friends at hand, so I poured alone;
I raised my cup to invite the moon
Turned to my shadow and we became three - Li Po

Que sera, sera
Whatever will be will be
The future’s not ours to see
Whatever will be will be - Jay Livingston

New opinions are always suspected and
Usually opposed, without any other reason but
Because they are not already common - John Locke

The freshmen bring a little in and the seniors take none out, so it accumulates through the years - A. Lawrence Lowell

The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and empty skies - Ewan MacColl

That is our motto. We want freedom by any means necessary
We want justice by any means necessary
We want equality by any means necessary - Malcolm X

We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, my brothers & sisters - Plymouth Rock landed on us - Malcolm X

No, Thursday’s out. How about never - is never good for you? - Robert Mankoff

A revolution is not a dinner party - Mao tse-tung

The enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue. - Mao tse-tung

Every communist must grasp the truth, “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun” - Mao tse-tung

Get up, stand up
Stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up
Never give up the fight - Bob Marley

Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.
Her lips suck forth my soul; see where it flies!
Come, Helen, come, give me my soul again.
Here will I dwell, for heaven be in these lips
And all is dross that is not Helen - - Christopher Marlowe

A cigarette that bears a lipstick’s traces,
An airline ticket to romantic places,
And still my heart has wings:
These foolish things
Remind me of you - Holt Marvell

There years ago I came to Florida without a nickel in my pocket. And now, I have got a nickel in my pocket - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

I’ll meet you tonight under the moon
OH, I can see you now, you and the moon
You wear a necktie so I’ll know you - - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

That’s what I always say. Love flies out the door when money comes innuendo - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

I don’t know what they have to say
It makes no difference anyway
Whatever it is, I am against it - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

You are a disgrace to our family name of Wagstaff, if such thing is possible - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

Clear, Huh! why a four-year old child could understand this report. Run out and find me a four year old child. I can’t make this head or tail out of it - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes? - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

Ciccolini here may talk like an idiot and look like an idiot, but don’t let fool you. He is really an idiot - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

Remember you are fighting for this woman’s honor, which is probably more than she ever did - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

The minute somebody turns it on, I go into the library and read a good book - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

Responding to a woman contestant who, explains why she has 22 children,m said “because I love children and I think that is our purpose here on earth, and I love my husband”. I love my cigar too, but I take it out of my mouth once in a while - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

I never forget a face - but I am going to make an exception in your case - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

I don’t care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

I have been around so long. I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

A man is only as old as the woman he feels - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

These are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

I had a wonderful evening but this wasn’t it - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

Say a secret word and win a hundred dollars - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

Emily, I have a little confession to make. I really a horse doctor. But marry me and I will never look at any other horse - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

Will you marry me? Did he leave you any money? Answer the second question first - Julius Henry Groucho Marx

The criticism of religion is the basis of all criticism - Karl Marx

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of spiritless conditions. It is the opium of the people  - Karl Marx

Man make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly encountered, given, and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living  - Karl Marx

Society does not consist of individuals; it express the sum of connection and relationships in which individuals find themselves -  - Karl Marx

It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail -Abraham Maslow

I forget who it was that recommended men for their soul’s good to do each day two things they disliked... it is a precept that I have followed scrupulously; for every day I have got up and I have gone to bed  - W. Somerset Maugham

It is funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it: if you utterly decline to make do with what you get, then somehow or other you are very likely to get what you want  - W. Somerset Maugham

Only a mediocre writer is always at his best  - W. Somerset Maugham

A specialist is a man who knows more and more about less and less - William J. Mayo

The happy ending is our national belief - Mary McCarthy

You mustn’t force sex to do the work of love or love to do the work of sex - - Mary McCarthy

Every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the’.- Mary McCarthy

The heart is a lonely hunter - Carson McCullers

Love is a joint experience between two persons - but the fact that it is a joint experience does not mean that it is a similar experience to the two people involved. There are the lover and the beloved. Often the beloved is only a stimulus for all the stored-up love which has lain quiet within the lover for a long time hitherto  - Carson McCullers

And it’s one, two, three
What are we fighting  for
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn
Next stop is Vietnam - Joe McDonald

Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent - Mignon McLaughlin

Something touched me deep inside
The day the music died - Don McLean

They were talking about a certain hangout and Johnny said, “ Nobody goes there anymore. It is too crowded” - John McNulty

As the traveler who had been once from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own - Margaret Mead

Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the MIddle East that has no oil - Golda Meir

Don’t be so humble - you are not that great - Golda Meir

There were no such thing as Palestinians. When was there an independent Palestinian people with a Palestinian state? It was not as though there was a Palestinian people in Palestine considering itself as Palestinian people and we came and thre them out and took their country away from them,. They did not exist - Golda Meir

Our secret weapon is no alternative - Golda Meir

When Arabs love their children more than they hate us, then there will be peace - Golda Meir

Love is a delusion that one woman differs from another - H.L. Mencken

Conscience: the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking -H.L.Mencken

The average man does not want to be free. He wants to be safe -  -H.L.Mencken

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 -  -H.L.Mencken

The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has – Michelangelo

The heart can push the sea and land
Farther away on either hand:
The soul can split the sky in two
And let the face of God shine through - Edna St. Vincent millay

I would indeed that love ever longer-lived
And vows were not so brittle as they are -- Edna St. Vincent millay.

Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant - Henry Miller

The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven - John Milton

A good listener is not only popular everywhere but after a while he knows something - Nancy Mitford

If you steal from one author, it is plagiarism. If you steal from man, it is research - Nancy Mitford

A fellow who is always declaring he is no fool, usually has his suspicious - Nancy Mitford

When I hear your new ideas I am reminded of that ad, “Where is the beef?”

Responding to being asked what she wore in bed she replied: “Chanel Number 5”.

Rule 1 on page 1 of the book of war is: “Do not march on Moscow:...
Rule 2 is “do not go fighting with your land armies in China”
  • Bernard Law Montgomery

Feets, don’t fail me now - Mantan Moreland

See, the conquering hero comes!
Sound the trumpets, beat the drums! - mantan Moreland

I don’t know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell me how to do what I want to do - J.P.Morgan

We believe if you have a family you can’t just eliminate certain members of that family becasue profits are down - Akio Morita

Woodman, spare that tree!
Touch not a single bough
In youth it sheltered me,
And I’ll protect it now - George Pope Marris

Like any artist with no art form, she became dangerous - Toni Morrison

I asked a Burmese why women after centuries of following their men, now walk ahead. He said there were many unexploded land mines since the war - Robert Mueller

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers - Lewis Mumford

He led a double life. Did that make him a liar? He did not feel a liar. He was a man of two truths - Iris Murdoch

Anyone who isn’t confused doesn’t really understand the situation - Edward R. Murrow

We must leave exactly on time... From now on everything must function to perfection - Benito Mussolini

The bullet which is to kill me is not yet cast - napoleon I

In Czechoslovakia, there is no such thing as freedom of the press and in the USA, there is no such thing as freedom from the press - Martina Navratilova

I have gone marking the atlas of your body with crosses fire - Pablo Neruda

I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees - - Pablo Neruda

Tonight I can write the saddest lines - Pablo Neruda

Love is so short and forgetting is so long - Pablo Neruda

The former allies have blundered in the past by offering Germany too little, and offering even that too late, until finally Nazi Germany had become a menace to all mankind - Allan Nevins

We can believe what we chose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe - John Henry newman

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants - Isaac Newton

O God and Heavenly Father. Grant to us the serenity of mind to accept that which cannot be changed; the courage to change that which can be changed and the wisdom to know the one from the other - Reinhold Biebuhr

When Hitler attacked the Jews I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the unions and industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned. Then, Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church -- and there was nobody left to be concerned. - Martin Niemoller

[ They came for the Communists, and I didn't object - For I wasn't a Communist; They came for the Socialists, and I didn't object - For I wasn't a Socialist; They came for the labor leaders, and I didn't object - For I wasn't a labor leader; They came for the Jews, and I didn't object - For I wasn't a Jew; Then they came for me - And there was no one left to object.
- Martin Niemoller,]

If these writings of the Greeks agree with the book of God, they are useless and need not be preserved; if they disagree, they are pernicious and ought to be destroyed – Omar

If women did not exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning - Aristotle Onassis

If you want to keep a secret, hide it from yourself - Joe Orton

That man was so fast he could turn out the light and jump in bed before the room got dark - Leroy Robert Satchel Paige

How old would you be if you did not know how old you are?
- Leroy Robert Satchel Paige

Avoiding both these extremes (sensual pleasure and self-mortification] the Tathagata has realized the Middle Path: it gives vision, it gives knowledge and it leads to calm, to insight, to enlightenment, to Nirvana.

The noble truth of suffering is this: Birth is suffering, aging is suffering; sickness is suffering; death is suffering; sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief, and despair are suffering; association with the unpleasant is suffering; dissociation from the pleasant is suffering; not to get what one wants is suffering -- Pali Tripitaka

His brain was so loaded, it nearly exploded,. The poor girl would shake with alarm. He’d ne’er leave the girl with the strawberry curls And the band played on - John F. Palmer

Woman wants monogamy
Man delights in novelty
Woman lives but in her lord
Count to ten, and man is bored
With this the gist and sum of it
What earthly good can come of it ? - Dorothy Parker

That woman speaks 18 languages and can’t say NO in any of them - - Dorothy Parker

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force- Dorothy Parker

Tell him I’ve been too fucking busy or vice versa - Dorothy Parker

We will meet again, don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we will meet again some sunny day - Dorothy Parker

Delay is the deadliest form of denial - - C. Northcote Parkinson

To betray, you must first belong. I never belonged - Kim Philby

When I was the age of these children I could draw like Raphael. It took me many years to learn how to draw like these children - pablo Picasso

Night and day you are the one
Only you beneath the moon and under the sun - Cole Porter

I get no kick from champagne
More alcohol doesn’t thrill me at all
So tell me why should it be true
That I get a kick of you? - - Cole Porter

When they begin the beguine
It brings back the sound of music so tender
It bring back a night of tropical splendor
It brings back a memory ever green -- Cole Porter

It is delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely - Cole Porter

I’ve got you under my skin
I’ve got you deep in the heart of me
So deep in my heart, you’re really a part of me
I’ve got you under my skin - Cole Porter

Every time we say goodbye
I die a little
Every time we say goodbye
I wonder why a little - Cole Porter

I love the look of you, the lure of you
The sweet of you, and the pure of you
The eyes, the arms, and the mouth of you
The east, west, north, and the south of you - Cole Porter

Birds do it, bees do it
Even educated fleas do it
Let’s do it, let’s fall in love - Cole Porter

Miracles are instantaneous, they cannot be summoned, but come of themselves, usually at unlikely moments and to those who least expect them - Katherine Anne Porter

What is gamesmanship? The art of winning games without even cheating - Stephen Potter

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree  - Stephen Potter

Genius is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one, and the man of talent sees two or three, plus the ability to register that multiple perception in the material of his art  - Stephen Potter

All women are stimulated by the news that any wife has left any husband - Anthony Powell

Love me tender, love me sweet
Never let me go - Elvis Presley

I am what I am
I am made like that - Jacques Prevert

OH Jerry, don’t let us ask for the moon! We have the stars - Olive Higgins Prouty

If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers - Thomas Pynchon

It is worse than wicked, my dear, it is vulgar - Punch

He is a business man. I will make him an offer he can’t refuse - mario Puzo

There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close and, but your enemies’ closer - mario Puzo

One more such victory and we are lost - Pyrrhus

To be is to be the value of variable -Willard Van Orman Quine

I have loved him too much not to feel any hatred for him - Jean Racine

In a month, in a year, how will we bear that so many seas separate me from you? - Jean Racine

I saw him, I blushed, I paled at his view - Jean Racine

A woman is like a tea bag. You will never know her strength until she is in hot water - Nancy Reagan

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence - martin Rees

In the factory we make cosmetics and in the store, we sell hope - Charles H Revson

True nature of poetry. thee drive to connect. The dream of a common language - Adrienne Rich

I am world famous, Dr. Parks said, all over Canada - Mordecai Richler

The Canadian kid who wants to grow up to be Prime Minister isn't thinking big, he is setting a limit to his ambitions rather early - Mordecai Richler

I have bathed in the poem of the sea - Arthur Rimbaud

You always hurt the one you love - Allan Roberts

A kiss on the hand may be quite Continental. But diamonds are girl’s best friend - Leo Robin

Marxism is the opium of the Marxists- Joan Robinson
Economics limps along with one foot in untested hypotheses and the other in untestable slogans - - Joan Robinson

So take a good look at my face
You will see my smile
Look out of place
If you look closer it is easy to trace
The tracks of my tears - William Smokey Robinson

“You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon.' Need I say more?” - Chris Rock

The growth of a large business is merely a survival of the fittest. . The American Beauty rose can be produced in the splendor and fragrance which brings cheer to its beholder only by sacrificing the early buds which grow up around it. - John D. Rockefeller

Most men, when they think they are thinking are merely rearranging their prejudices - Knute Rockne

The sweetest sounds I will ever hear
Are still inside my head
The kindest words I will ever know
Are waiting to be said
The most entrancing sight of all
Is yet for me to see
And the dearest love in all the world
Is waiting somewhere for me - Richard Rodgers

It is a beautiful day in this neighborhood
A beautiful day for a neighbor
Would you be mine?
Could You be mine?
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects - Will Rogers

More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown - Will Rogers

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody - Will Rogers

I never met a man that I didn’t lie - Will Rogers

Less is more - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The more I see of men, the more I like dogs - madame Roland

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face - Eleanor Roosevelt

A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted - in the air. A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who however has never learned to walk forward. A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards. A liberal is a man who uses his legs and his hands at the behest.. of his head - Franklin Roosevelt

Poverty anywhere constitutes a danger to prosperity everywhere - - Franklin Roosevelt

He may be a son of a bitch, but he is out son of bitch - Franklin Roosevelt

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on - Franklin Roosevelt

The man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic-the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done." Simple: The person who does the work is the one that is important, not the person who only talks or writes about it. - Theodore Roosevelt

African proverb - Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far

Chutzpa is that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan" - Leo Rosten

Love the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest - Helen Rowland

Before marriage, a man will go home and lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage, he will go to sleep before you finish saying it - Helen Rowland

The follies which a man regrets the most, in his life, are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity - Helen Rowland

When a girl marries she exchanges the attention of many men for the inattention of one - Helen Rowland

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends - J K Rowling

You gotta fight
For your right
To party - Rick Rubin

Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours - John Ruskin

Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back - John Ruskin

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind - Bertrand Russell

A man who lies, thinking it is the truth, is an honest man and a man who tells the truth, believing it to be a lie, is a liar. - William Safire

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

He is five feet two and he’s six feet four
He fights with missiles and with spears
He is all of thirty-one and he is only seventeen
He’s been a soldier for a thousand years - Buffy Sainte-Marie

He is a Catholic, a Hindu, an atheist, a Jain
A Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew
And he knows he shouldn’t kill
And he knows he always will  - Buffy Sainte-Marie

We cannot tear out a single page of our life
but we can throw the book in the fire - George Sand

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved

Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm, a state of intellectual magnificence which we must safeguard like a treasure, not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words and inexact, pedantic argument - George Sand

I am the people - the mob - the crowd - the mass
Do you know that all the great work of the world done through me? - Carl Sandburg

Equal to the gods seems to me that man who sits facing you and hears you nearby sweetly speaking and softly laughing. This sets my heart to fluttering in my breast, for when I look on you a moment, then can I speak no more, but my tongue falls silent and at once a delicate flame courses beneath my skin and with my eyes I see nothing, and my ears hum, and a cold sweat bathes me, and a trembling seizes me all over, and I am paler than grass and I feel that I am near to death - Sappho.

I come to you with only this straight gaze
These are not hours of fire but years of praise
The glass full to the brim, completely full
But held in balance so no drop can spill  - May Sarton

And one cold starry night
Whatever your belief
The phoenix will take flight Over the seas of grief
To sing her thrilling song To stars and waves and sky
For neither old nor young The phoenix does not die.”
―May Sarton

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.”
―May Sarton

“In the country of pain we are each alone.”
―May Sarton

“No partner in a love relationship... should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable.”
―May Sarton

“Growing old is, of all things we experience, that which takes the most courage, and at a time when we have the least resources, especially with which to meet frustration.”
―May Sarton

Existence precedes essence - Jean-Paul Sartre

Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans - Allen Saunders

This third world, ignored, exploited, scorned like the third estate, wants also to be something - Alfred Sauvy

I always have a quotation for everything - it saves original thinking - Dorothy L Sayers

As I grow older and older
And totter towards the tomb
I find that I care less and less
Who goes to bed with whom -  - Dorothy L Sayers

Academic politics is the most vicious and butter form of politics, because the stakes are so low - Wallace S Sayre

The family that prays together stays together - Al Scalpone

Architecture in general is frozen music - Friedrich von Schelling

Whatever is not forbidden is permitted - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

He read partly for information, partly for comparison, partly for insight, partly for the sheer joy of felicitous statement. He delighted particularly in quotations which distilled the essence of an argument - About JF.Kennedy by Arthur M Schlesinger Jr

You got to know when to hold them
know when to fold them
Know when to walk away
And when to run - Don Schlitz

The notes I handle no better than many pianists.
But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides - Artur Schnabel

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world - Arthur Schopenhauer
A little weeping, a little wheedling, a little self-degradation, a little careful use of our advantages, and then some man will say Come, be my wife! With good looks and youth marriage is easy to attain. There are men enough; but a woman who has sold herself, even for a ring and a new name, need hold her skirt aside for no creature   in the street. They both earn their bread in one way. Marriage for love is the beautifullest external symbol of the union of souls; marriage without it is the uncleanest traffic that defiles the world - Olive Schreiner

There was never a great man who had not a great mother - - Olive Schreiner

We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse’s knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep - - Olive Schreiner

There is no heavier burden than a great potential - Charles M Schulz

“When I first began to travel the world, visiting rich and poor countries alike, I was tempted to formulate the first law of economics as follows: 'The amount of real leisure a society enjoys tends to be in inverse proportion to the amount of labor-saving machinery it employs.”
―E. F. Schumacher

“Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.”
―E. F. Schumacher

“Perhaps we cannot raise the winds. But each of us can put up the sail, so that when the wind comes we can catch it.”
―E. F. Schumacher

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory - Albert Schweitzer

Do you believe in magic
In a young girl’s heart ? - John Sebastian

O deep in my heart, I do believe
We shall overcome some day - Pete Seeger

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.
- Rod Serling

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone. - red Serling

You are in pretty good shape
for the shape you're in - Robert W Service

As for me, I am a watercolor
I wash off - Anne Sexton

You and me are past our dancing days - Romeo and Juliet

Thank me no thankings nor proud me no prouds - - Romeo and Juliet

Tempt not a desperate man - Romeo and Juliet

The course of true love never did run smooth - A midsummer Night’s dream

Dancing is perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire - George Bernard Shaw

A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for - John A Shedd

he is the very pineapple of politeness - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

I have made love to ten thousand women since I was thirteen and a half. It wasn’t in any way a vice. I have no sexual vices. But I needed to communicate - Georges Simenon

One need not be a Caesar truly to understand Caesar, not a second Luther to understand Luther - George Simmel

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down - Paul Simon

May you live a thousand years and the last voice you hear be mine - Frank Sinatra

The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords - Frederick Edwin Smith

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers. - Socrates

The male is a biological accident: the Y (male) gene is an incomplete X (female) gene, that is, it has an incomplete set of chromosomes. In other words, the male is an incomplete female, a walking abortion, aborted at the gene stage. To be male is to be deficient, emotionally limited; maleness is a deficiency disease and males are emotional cripples. - Valerie Solanas

I grow old ever learning many things - Solon

Call no man happy before he dies, he is at best but fortunate - Solon

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art - Susan Sontag

Curses are like young chickens, they always come home to roost - Robert Southey

One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must then live it to the full -Muriel Spark

There is no Hope without Fear and no Fear without Hope - Baruch Spinoza

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.” - Bessie A Stanley

“To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.- Bessie A Stanley

“To find the best in others; to give one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exaltation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded.”- Bessie A Stanley

Now he belongs to the ages - Edwin M Stanton

Just before she dies, she asked, “ What is the answer?” No answer came. She laughed and said, “In that case, what is the question?” Then she dies - Gertrude Stein

Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry - Gloria Steinem

Pornography is about dominance and erotica is about mutuality - Gloria Steinem

I hate writing, but I love having written - Robert Louis Stevenson

If you cannot be with the one you love,
love the one you're with - Stephen Stills

A bore is a man who when ask him how he is, tell you - Bert L taylor

I have seen fire and I have seen rain
I have seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I have seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you again

When I feel like exercising, I just lie down until the feeling goes away - Paul Terry

I know their game. First, the traders, and the missionaries; then the canon. It is better to go straight to the cannon - Tewodros II

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone... but they have always worked for me - Hunter S Thompson

The man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest - Henry David Thoreau

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you are still a rat - Lily Tomlin

If I were settled I would quit all nonsense & swindle some poor girl into marrying me. But I don’t care wouldn't expect to be “worthy” of her. I wouldn’t have a girl that I thought I was worthy of. She wouldn’t do. She wouldn’t be respectable enough. - Mark Twain

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly and i did. I said, I didn’t know - Mark Twain

Noise proves nothing. Often a hem who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid - Mark Twain

Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it - Mark Twain

No man can lose what he never had - Izaak Walton

I can’t help it. It’s my nature - Orson Welles

It is not the life of men in my life that counts - it is the life in my men - Mae West

She is the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success, wrong by wrong - Mae West

When women go wrong, men go right after them - Mae West

It is better to be looked than overlooked - Mae West

Give a man a free hand and he will try to put it all over you - Mae West

It ain’t no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don’t break any - Mae West

No, I am doing my best to hide it - Mae West

I gently avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it - Mae West

Men always want to be a woman’s first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about things. What we like is to be a man’s last romance - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

An excellent man: he has no enemies and none his friends like him -  - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I don’t want realism. I want magic - Tennessee Williams

The limit of my language mean the limits of my world - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart. and his friends could only read the title - Virginia Woolf

Why are women... so much interesting to men than men are to women? - Virginia Woolf

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size - Virginia Woolf

Stand by your man
And tell world you love him
Keep giving all the love you can - Tammy Wynette

Send lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan - Warren Zevon

Truth is on the march and nothing can stop it - Emile Zola

Few Advertising slogans:
Friends don’t let friends drive drunk
Every picture tells a story
I’d walk a mile for a Camel
When you care enough to send the very best
Enquiring minds want to know
You have come a long way baby
Where is the beef?

Modern Proverbs (page 526)

Proverbs (page 607)

Saying (page 667)

William Shakespeare (page 680)

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