Quotations

These are some of my favorite quotes. So much personality packed into the tight confines of a sentence or two!

"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours." - Richard Bach

"I was smart enough to go through any door that opened." - Joan Rivers

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle

"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

"It's true, the early bird does get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese." - Unknown

"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." - Henry Ford

"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done." - Lucille Ball

"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work." - Emile Zola

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." - Thomas Jefferson

"Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems." - Rene Descartes

"Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from." - Jodie Foster

"You have trust in what you think. If you splinter yourself and try to please everyone, you can't." - Annie Leibovitz

"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." - Paul Erdos

"If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance." - George Bernard Shaw

"We have art to save ourselves from the truth." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"When you're through changing, you're through." - Martha Stewart

"The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'." - Unknown

"If you are going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill

"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." - George Washington Carver

"If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner." - Tallulah Bankhead

"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact." - George Eliot

"We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time." - Vince Lombardi

"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down." - Jimmy Durante

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." - Albert Einstein

"Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working." - Albert Giacometti

"A clever man commits no minor blunders." - Goethe

"The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows." - Aristotle Onassis

"The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth." - Niels Bohr

"We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough?" - Niels Bohr

"When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." - Buckminster Fuller

"In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite." - Paul Dirac

"Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." - John F. Kennedy

"From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it." - Groucho Marx

"The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people." - Lucille S. Harper

"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater." - Gail Godwin

"University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small." - Henry Kissinger

"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his." - General George Patton

"I have an existential map; it has 'you are here' written all over it." - Steven Wright

"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to." - Elvis Presley

"Few things are harder to put up with than a good example." - Mark Twain

"The cynics are right nine times out of ten." - Henry Louis Mencken

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay

"Never mistake motion for action." - Ernest Hemingway

"The average person thinks he isn't." - Father Larry Lorenzoni

"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I now." - Abraham Lincoln

"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame." - Benjamin Franklin

"Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy." - Ambrose Bierce

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." - Mark Twain

"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." - Wernher Von Braun

"I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong." - Bertrand Russell

"A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions." - Wilson Mizner

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

"Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming." - J.P. McEvoy

"I once complained to my father that I didn't seem to be able to do things the same way other people did. Dad's advice? 'Margo, don't be a sheep. People hate sheep. They eat sheep.'" - Margo Kaufman

"Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." - Kurt Vonnegut

"You can recognize truth by it's beauty and simplicity. When you get it right, it's obvious that it's right." - Richard Feynman

"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do." - Bob Dylan

"Far and away the best prize life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." - Theodore Roosevelt

"All models are wrong. Some models are useful." - George Box

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one." - Voltaire

"If I have made myself clear, you must have misunderstood me." - Alan Greenspan

"Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it" - Richard Feynman