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Friday, July 01, 2016

June 2016 Quotations (50)

"[Orlando] is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States, and it reminds us once more that weapons of war have no place on our streets."
~~ Hillary Clinton

"There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes."
~~ 4th Doctor Who

"Behind every cloud . . . is another cloud."
~~ Judy Garland [1922-69]

"The capacity to be puzzled is indeed the premise of all creation, be it in art or science."
~~ Erich Fromm [1900-80]

"The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads."
~~ data scientist Jeff Hammerbacher

"It's pretty clear [that] I'll never have greatness thrust upon me . . . but it's comforting to know [that] mediocrity remains within my reach."
~~ Ziggy cartoon panel drawn by Tom Wilson & Tom II

"The man that's out to do something has to keep in high gear all the time."
~~ Douglas Fairbanks [1883-1939]

"The logic of words should yield to the logic of realities."
~~ Justice Louis D. Brandeis [1856-1941]

"A good businessman never makes a contract unless he's sure [that] he can carry it thru, yet every fool on earth is perfectly willing to sign a marriage contract without considering whether he can live up to it or not."
~~ screenwriter Dalton Trumbo [1905-76]

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations."
~~ Sir Winston Churchill [1874-1965]

"If you don't think, then you shouldn't talk."
~~ March Hare, as written by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) [1832-98]

"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"Only we, the public, can force our representatives to reverse their abdication of the war powers that the Constitution gives exclusively to the Congress."
~~ Daniel Ellsberg

“I'd rather take coffee than compliments just now.”
~~ Louisa May Alcott [1832-88]

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
~~ Greek philosopher Plato [427-347 BCE]

“When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they?”
~~ British author Virginia Woolf [1882-1941], in the novel 'Night and Day' (1919)

"An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it."
~~ George Bernard Shaw [1856-1950]

"You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you."
~~ dancer Isadora Duncan [1877-1927]

“The truth is at the bottom of a bottomless well.”
~~ playwright Tennessee Williams [1911-83], in 'Suddenly Last Summer' (1959)

“Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others … Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.”
~~ Katherine Mansfield [1888-1923], in 'Journal of Katherine Mansfield (1927), journal entry for 14 October 1922

"Conform, go crazy, or become an artist."
~~ Nancy Springer

"Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough."
~~ Mark Twain [1835-1910]

"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before."
~~ composer Leonard Bernstein [1918-90]

"Remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free someone else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower someone else."
~~ author Toni Morrison

"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous'. And God granted it."
~~ Voltaire [1694-1778]

"All pro athletes are bilingual. They know English and profanity."
~~ hockey great Gordie Howe [1928-2016]

"The man with the best job in the country is the Vice President. All he has to do is get up every morning and say 'How is the President?'."
~~ American humorist Will Rogers [1879-1935]

"All of life is a dispute over taste."
~~ Friedrich Nietzsche [1844-1900]

"A man who has made no enemies is probably not a very good man."
~~ Antonin Scalia [1936-2016]

"I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes."
~~ historian Edward Gibbon [1737-94]

"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces."
~~ children's author Judith Viorst

"The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one."
~~ TV comic Sid Caesar [1922-2014]

"Propaganda is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert."
~~ Adolf Hitler [1889-1945]

"The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: What good is it?."
~~ Aldo Leopold [1887-1948]

"Luck is not something [that] you can mention in the presence of self-made men."
~~ E.B. White [1899-1985]

"It's the things [that] we forget about that tell us who we are."
~~ writer Don DeLillo

"All good writing is swimming underwater holding your breath."
~~ F. Scott Fitzgerald [1896-1940]

"I wish [that] people would love everybody else the way [that] they love me. It would be a better world."
~~ Muhammad Ali [1942-2016]

"You campaign in poetry, you govern in prose."
~~ Mario Cuomo [1932-2015]

"Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way."
~~ Allan W. Watts [1915-73]

"The detective novel asks the central question of philosophy: Whodunit?"
~~ Umberto Eco [1932-2016]

"Capitalism has proven itself far superior to socialism in creating wealth and alleviating poverty, but it has a weakness: The amorality of its most successful practitioners."
~~ Jean-Pierre Lehmann

"Monitor your own narcisism."
~~ J. Reid Meloy

"Chase your dreams. But always know the road that leads you home."
~~ country music singer Kenny Chesney

"And now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your having been here."
~~ author Neil Gaiman

"Artists do their best work when they're old or young. Middle age is the enemy of art."
~~ cinema auteur Orson Welles [1915-85]

"A good reader, a major reader, an active and creative reader, is a rereader."
~~ author Vladimir Nabokov [1899-1977]

"Prohibition is OVER!" ~~ slogan at Wise Pies Pizza

"Just because you're offended doesn't mean [that] you're right."
~~ comedian Ricky Gervais

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

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