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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May Quotations

"Supply-side economics is a bogus system."
== Ravi Batra

"Machiavelli described ways to destroy your enemy, and those ways are very effective. Unfortunately, the context is that everyone is your enemy, so that it is okay (and necessary) to destroy all."
== G.E. Nordell

"Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives."
== James Joyce [1882-1941]

"When anyone in the media cites 'buzz' as their basis, the rest of the sentence has been manufactured."
== G.E. Nordell

"Nothing kinder than strangers. Nothing stranger than kindness."
== Sara Paretsky

“Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.”
== Eugene O'Neill [1888-1953]

"Need a job? Ask a Republican."
== G.E. Nordell

"All truly great art is optimistic. The individual artist is happy in his creative work. The fact that practically all great art is tragic does not in any way change the above thesis."
== Upton Sinclair [1878-1968]

"I’ve been married three times, so I’ve had lots of supervision."
== Upton Sinclair [1878-1968]

“In love, women are professionals, men are amateurs.”
== Fran├žois Truffaut [1932-84]

"No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it."
== Andrew Carnegie [1835-1919]

"No nation keeps its word. A nation is a big, blind worm, following what? Fate perhaps. A nation has no honor, it has no word to keep."
== Carl Jung [1875-1961]

"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
== poet John Donne [1572-1631]

"Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value."
== Arthur Miller [1915-2005]

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
== Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82]

“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”
== actor James Dean [1931-55]

"I'd rather tangle with a burglar than a television executive any day."
== ex-cop/author Joseph Wambaugh

"I go on working for the same reason [that] a hen goes on laying eggs."
== H.L. Mencken [1880-1956]

"Be civil to all; serviceable to many: familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none."
== Benjamin Franklin [1706-90] (in "Poor Richard's Almanack")

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
== Benjamin Franklin [1706-90]

"Courage is the main quality of the Warrior Mind."
== Ravi Batra

"I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas."
== Jean-Luc Godard

"A man can be destroyed but not defeated."
== Ernest Hemingway [1899-1961]

"If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right."
== Woody Allen

"Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means."
== Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death – fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, constant.
== Edna Ferber [1885-1968]

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
== Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929-68]

"You've got to give up being a little son of a bitch.".
== Harry Margolis

A FEW FROM George Bernard Shaw [1856-1950]

"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity."

"Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done."

"There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it."

"I am a gentleman: I live by robbing the poor."

"Liberty means responsibility. That's why most men dread it."

{many other such quotations are posted
on the Working Minds website}

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