Quotation Saturday

Mamacita says:  I had such a good time last night at Fausta’s Poetry Slam!  It makes me really happy that she’s going to have another one next Friday night at 7:00.  Find your favorite poems and join us!  If you don’t have a favorite poem, because “poetry sucks, ewwwww,” just print out the lyrics to your favorite song because, guess what, song lyrics are poems.  Duh.  NOW tell me you hate poetry.  Yeah, that’s what I thought.

1.  The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.  –Charlie Chaplin

2.  A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.  –Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

3.  It ain’t braggin’ if you can do it.  –Dizzy Dean

4.  All that hot stuff that happened in the bible is happening today on every street.  –Robert Fontaine

5.  I’ll try being nicer if you’ll try being smarter.  –Unknown

6.  He bears an unmistakable resemblance to a cornered rat.  –Norman Mailer

7.  Raphael was employed to decorate the Vatican not because he was a great painter, but because his uncle was architect to the Pope.  –Lord Melbourne

8.  He had a lot of fat that did not fit.  –H.G. Wells

9.  The world is gradually becoming a place where I do not care to be any more.  –John Berryman

10.  We are almost always wearied in the company of persons with whom we are not permitted to be weary.  –La Rouchefoucauld

11.  When a woman has had nine children, she begins to have suspicions about some of the beautiful passages in love stories.  –“Reflections of a Bachelor,” 1903

12.  Everywhere is walking distance, if you have the time.  –Stephen Wright

13.  Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.  –Gene Fowler

14.  The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.  –Bertrand Russell

15.  I wept not, so to stone within I grew.  –Dante

16.  An obstinate man does not hold opinions – they hold him.  –Joseph Butler

17.  From the earliest times, the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and before the young had discovered waht nonsense this was, they were old, too, and it profited them to carry on the imposture.  –W. Somerset Maugham

18.  To aim at the best and to remain essentially ourselves is one and the same thing.  –Janet Erskine Stuart

19.  Nature should have been plased to have made this age miserable, without making it also ridiculous.  –Michel De Montaigne

20.  He felt like a nightmare that had yet to be dreamt.  –Stanislaw J. Lec

21.  Our names are labels, plainly printed in the bottled essence of our past behavior.  –Logan Pearsall Smith

22.  I listen to the voices.  –William Faulkner

23.  We have to distrust each other.  It is our only defense against betrayal.  –Tennessee Williams

24.  When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping.  Men invade another country.  –Elaine Boosler

25.  Circumstance does not make me; it reveals me.  –William James

26.  They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.  –Andy Warhol

27.  When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change.  –JFK

28.  Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?  –Stanislaw J. Lec

29.  Be the change you want to see in the world.  –Gandhi

30.  Ninety percent of everything is crap.  –Theodore Sturgeon

31.  Forgiving those who hurt us is the key to personal peace.  –G. Weatherly

32.  Doubt is not a pleasant state, but certainty is a ridiculous one.  –Voltaire

33.  There is nothing certain in a man’s life but that he may lose it.  –Owen Merideth

34.  Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.  –William James

35.  Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can. –Elsa Maxwell

36.  No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.  –George Eliot

37.  Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.  –Shirley MacLaine

38.  Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.  –Madonna

39.  It is easier to fight for our principles than it is to live up to them. –Alfred Adler

40.  To each man is reserved a work which he alone can do. –Susan Blow

41.  Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.  –Chinese proverb

42.  We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.  –Jean Houston

43.  You have all eternity to be cautious in when you’re dead.  –Lois Platford

44.  The cure for grief is motion.  –Elbert Hubbard

45.  IF you’re looking for perfection, look in the mirror.  If you find it there, expect it elsewhere.  –Malcolm Forbes

46.  The course of life is unpredictable. . . no one can write his autobiography in advance.  –Abraham Joshua Heschel

47.  Having harvested all the knowledge and wisdom we can from our mistakes and failures, we should put them behind us and go ahead.  –Edith Johnson

48.  . . . (he) sold his soul and lived with good conscience on the proceeds.  –Logan Pearsall Smith

49.  Growing old gracefully should begin with youth.  –Walter B. Wolfe

50.  Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.  –A.N. Whitehead

And now I want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and I’m going to have one because it’s my house and I can.  Yes, I am quite sophisticated.

I wanted one last night, too, but we didn’t have any bread.  Now we do.  Come on over.  PB&J for everybody!  (Bring chips.)

P.S.  Happy Birthday to my Other Sister!  (It was yesterday.)


Comments

Quotation Saturday — 12 Comments

  1. When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are the legislators. –P.J. O’Rourke

    With the buyout, this one I find very appropriate.

  2. When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are the legislators. –P.J. O’Rourke

    With the buyout, this one I find very appropriate.

  3. Mamacita, I just responded to your comment over at Siggy’s…but I thought I will let you know here as well. I could not agree with you more about Siggy’s writings. When they are from the heart, I get completely lost in them. I just bookmarked your post here and I’ll come over more often.

    Have a super evening! ~viola

  4. Mamacita, I just responded to your comment over at Siggy’s…but I thought I will let you know here as well. I could not agree with you more about Siggy’s writings. When they are from the heart, I get completely lost in them. I just bookmarked your post here and I’ll come over more often.

    Have a super evening! ~viola

  5. #5 especially applies to one of my Dear Colleagues, of whom I ranted and raved in today’s post. Don’tcha hate it when teachers forget why they became teachers in the first place? BTW, don’t forget my Silly Sunday Sweepstakes tomorrow–I’ve got a sweet snap for ya. Remember, it’s all about Sharing the Caption Love!

  6. #5 especially applies to one of my Dear Colleagues, of whom I ranted and raved in today’s post. Don’tcha hate it when teachers forget why they became teachers in the first place? BTW, don’t forget my Silly Sunday Sweepstakes tomorrow–I’ve got a sweet snap for ya. Remember, it’s all about Sharing the Caption Love!

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