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The inability to secure a reservation drives yuppies absolutely crazy. Waiter Rant, Waiter Rant weblog, 09-07-05

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. Unknown

I am against using death as a punishment. I am also against using it as a reward. Stanislaw J. Lec, Unkempt Thoughts

Observe Everything. <br> Communicate Well. <br> Draw, Draw, Draw. Frank Thomas, Disney Animator, When asked to give advice to young animators …………… best short quotes

Sometimes old things need to go away. That way, we have room for the new things that come into our lives. Randy K. Milholland, Something Positive webcomic, 09-17-05

Who is more busy than he who hath least to do? John Clarke, Paroemiologia Anglo-Latina, 1639

He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle, by a legion. Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732

None are so busy as the fool and knave. John Dryden, The Medal, 1682

When people think the world of you, be careful with them. Margaret Cho, Margaret Cho Blog, 09-26-05

If you have a brain in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer youeself in any direction you choose. Dr. Seuss ………… short quotes

If the misery of our poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. Unknown

In the end the love you take is equal to the love you make. Paul McCartney

If slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be a vegetarian. Paul McCartney

It will be hard to discover a better [method of education] than that which the experience of so many ages has already discovered, and this may be summed up as consisting in gymnastics for the body, and _music_ for the soul… For this reason is a musical education so essential; since it causes Rhythm and Harmony to penetrate most intimately into the soul, taking the strongest hold upon it, filling it with _beauty_ and making the man _beautiful-minded_. Plato, from a footnote in The Colloquy of Monos and Una, Edgar Allen Poe

How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks. Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night

To be possessed is an admirable reason for possessing. Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night

Only the insane is absolutely certain. Robert Anton Wilson, The Illuminatus Trilogy

My mother said to me, if you go into the military, you will become a general. If you go into the clergy, you will become Pope. Instead, I became an artist, and I am Piccaso. Pablo Piccaso


A single fact can spoil a good argument. Anonymous ……….. best short quotes

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. Ansel Adams

It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government. Thomas Paine

They wanted facts. Facts! They demanded facts from him, as if facts could explain anything. Joseph Conrad

But the truth was that he died from solitude, the enemy known but to few on this Earth, and whom only the simplest of us are fit to withstand. The brilliant Costaguanaro of the boulevards had died from solitude and want of faith in himself and others. Joseph Conrad, Nostromo (on the death of Decoud)

There is no credulity so eager and blind as the credulity of covetness, which, in its universal extent, measures the moral misery and the intellectual destitution of mankind. Joseph Conrad, Nostromo

Having had to encounter single-handed during his period of eclipse many physical dangers, he was well aware of the most dangerous element common to them all: of the crushing, paralysing sense of human littleness, which is what really defeats a human struggling with natural forces, alone, far from the eyes of his fellows. Joseph Conrad

Who could tell what forms, what visions, what faces, what forgiveness he could see in the glow of the west! Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim ……. best short quotes

Even against the greatest of odds, there is something in the human spirit- a magic blend of skill, faith, and valor- that can lift men from certain defeat to incredible victory. Walter Lord, World War II Memorial in Washington, DC

Measure your life in love. Jonathan Larson, From musical/rock opera: Rent

No other road, no other way, no day but today. Jonathan Larson, From musical/rock opera: Rent

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius

If our actions stem from honesty, kindness, caring, and vision, then no matter what the result of our efforts, we have added something of value to our souls and to the world. Joan Boysenko, Pocketful of Miracles

The true, prescriptive artist strives after artistic truth; the lawless artist, following blind instinct, after an appearance of naturalness. The one leads to the highest peaks of art, the other to its lowest depths. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The lucky man is he who knows how much to leave to chance. C. S. Forester, Commodore Hornblower

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