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Sunday, June 03, 2012

June 2012 Quotations

"You can't tell a book by it's movie."
~~ Broadway producer Louis A. Safian

"Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul."
~~ Walt Whitman [1819-92]

“Out of the mysterious we discover the undiscovered.”
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"I just try to concentrate on concentrating."
~~ Martina Navratilova

"If you don't think too good, don't think too much."
~~ baseball legend Ted Williams [1918-2002]

"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."
~~ athlete Michael Jordan

"If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done."
~~ Ludwig Wittgenstein [1889-1951]

"The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world."
~~ Leonard Cohen

"Don't be possessed by your possessions."
~~ photographer Lisl Steiner

"Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean."
~~ Goethe [1749-1832]

"A narcissist is someone better looking that you are."
~~ Gore Vidal

"One must learn to be silent just as one must learn to talk."
~~ novelist Victoria Wolff [1903-92]

"Most human beings are quite likable if you don't see too much of them."
~~ Irish writer Robert Wilson Lynd [1879-1949]

"Noise is an imposition on sanity, and we live in very noisy times."
~~ Joan Baez

"The value of an industry is inversely proportional to the number of awards [that] it gives itself."
~~ blogger David Burge

"To be afraid is to act as if the truth were not true."
~~ Bayard Rustin [1912-87]

"Some defeats are only installments to victory."
~~ Jacob Riis [1849-1914]

"Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, adversity not without many comforts and hopes."
~~ Sir Francis Bacon [1561-1626]

"Never think [that] you've seen the last of anything."
~~ Eudora Welty [1909-2001]

"It is very dangerous to get caught without something to read."
~~ Elizabeth Savage

"Nothing recedes like success."
~~ Walter Winchell 1897-1972]

"Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it."
~~ Irving Berlin [1888-1989]

"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude."
~~ theologian Karl Barth [1886-1968]

"The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it."
~~ Edith Wharton [1862-1937]

"The more [that] you learn, the less [that] you fear."
~~ British author Julian Barnes

"The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements."
~~ Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826]

"I'm not trying to PREDICT the future. I'm just trying to PREVENT it."
~~ Ray Bradbury

"The believer is happy; the doubter is wise."
~~ Hungarian proverb

"Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believ e, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt."
~~ H.L. Mencken [1880-1956]

"To believe is very dull. To doubt is intensely engrossing. To be on the alert is to live, to be lulled into security is to die."
~~ Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]

"Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world, since it is experience of life and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind."
~~ Giacomo Leopardi [1798-1837]

"To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood."
~~ George Santayana [1863-1952]

"There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn."
~~ Albert Camus [1913-60]

"Whoever is not a misanthrope at forty can never have loved mankind."
~~ Nicolas Chamfort [1741-94]

"A grouch escapes so many little annoyances that it almost pays to be one."
~~ Frank McKinney 'Kin' Hubbard [1868-1930]

"A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road."
~~ poet Alexander Smith [1830–67]

"Always behave like a duck: Keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath."
~~ Judge Jacob Braude of Illinois

"Money may not buy happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus."
~~ Fran├žoise Sagan [1935-2004]

"Familiarity breeds contempt -- and children."
~~ Mark Twain [1835-1910]

"Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but many of the things [that] they make it easier to do don't need to be done."
~~ TV curmudgeon Andy Rooney [1919-2011]

"Simple is the most sophisticated thing of all."
~~ cookbook author Ina Garten

"If you hear any sinister background music, run like hell."
~~ Carol Cail

"The biggest enemy is tap water."
~~ Robert S. Morrison, Vice Chairman of Pepsi-Co

"Little things come in small packages."
~~ Mrs. Emile Renan

"Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right."
~~ Ani DiFranco

"All television is children's television."
~~ Richard P. Adler

"All things are never equal."
~~ Robert L. Wolke

"Surrounding yourself with dwarfs does not make you a giant."
~~ Yiddish proverb

"They can't break you if you don't have a spine."
~~ cartoonist Scott Adams

{each set of posted quotations are then posted at the Working Minds website, alphabetical by author}

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