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Thursday, July 07, 2011

July 2011 Quotations

"There is justice in the truth because they are the same thing."
~~ Ross Macdonald [1915-83] in "The Three Roads", 1948

"There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning."
~~ Warren Buffett

"I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected."
~~ Gen. William T. Sherman [1820-91] on 5 June 1884

"It's our job to know what people want before they do."
~~ Steve Jobs

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
~~ Maya Angelou

"Film has stopped being central to American life."
~~ Stuart Klawans, The Nation Magazine film critic, in April 2011

"The problem with Fox [News] is not that it's conservative. It's that it lies."
~~ Eric Alterman

"One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do."
~~ Henry Ford [1863-1947]

"It is really rather pathetic how simple the big things like love and war seem until you start to go into detail."
~~ Ross Macdonald [1915-83] in "The Three Roads", 1948

"Learning makes the wise wiser and the fool more foolish."
~~ English naturalist John Ray [1627-1705]

"No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why."
~~ journalist Mignon McLaughlin

"Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings."
~~ Charlotte Bronté [1816-55]

"The real menace in dealing with a 5-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a 5-year-old."
~~ writer Jean Kerr [1922-2003]

"Sports is the toy department of life."
~~ sportswriter Jimmy Cannon [1909-73]

"It's not enough for journalists and broadcasters to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding and revealing the hidden agendas of the message and the myths that surround it. We ought never to be agents of power, always of the people."
~~ John Pilger, British journalist

"God created man with a penis and a brain, but only gave him enough blood to run one at a time."
~~ Stephen E. Ambrose [1936-2002]

"The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own."
~~ Willa Cather [1873-1947]

"A country without a memory is a country of madmen."
~~ George Santayana [1863-1952]

"The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else [that] he can blame it on."
~~ author Robert Bloch [1917-94]

"Loneliness is the poverty of self, solitude is the richness of self."
~~ poet May Sarton [1912-95]

"Happiness is a perfume [that] you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on oneself."
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82]

"Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"True irreverance is disrespect for another man's god."
~~ Mark Twain [1835-1910]

"If Jesus is a Jew, why does he have a Mexican name?"
~~ John Lahr

"If you've seen one redwood tree, you've seen them all."
~~ Ronald Reagan [1911-2004]

"Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve the continuation of the species."
~~ W. Somerset Maugham [1874-1965]

"The time [that] you enjoy wasting is not time wasted."
~~ Bertrand Russell [1872-1970]

"Everyone does better when everyone does better."
~~ W.F. Hightower

"No man is ever free, and he couldn't stand it if he were."
~~ William Faulkner [1897-1962]

"Some people see things that are and ask Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that."
~~ George Carlin [1937-2008]

"We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too."
~~ actress Helen Hayes [1900-93]

"Pessimism is an excuse for not trying and a guarantee to a personal failure."
~~ Bill Clinton

"The only way to let your dreams come true is to wake up."
~~ Paul Valéry [1871-1945]

"The strongest argument for religion is not that it is in touch with God but that it puts us in touch with one another."
~~ Adam Gopnik

"We are all fighting for our sanity in this crazy age of the disposable person."
~~ Michael Vansickel of Pontiac, Illinois

"Paul Ryan's ['Path To Prosperity'] plan is both ridiculous and cruel."
~~ Paul Krugman

“Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.”
~~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. [1922-2007], in "Hocus Pocus", 1990

"My life is an ashtray."
~~ Airman Hal London, circa 1968

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say."
~~ Anaïs Nin [1903-77]

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