"She's stark raving mad!"
"She's stark raving mad!"
A couple I've picked up from recent reading...
If anything happens, it must not be my fault - Meaning that if something bad should happen it won't be because of something I did or did not do.
What cannot be altered must be endured - Conversely, what cannot be endured must be altered.
Don’t leave spontaneity to chance.
You have to keep moving, and go do what you do. Because you can . . .
"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic." ~ Author Unknown
"It’s been a rough day. I got up this morning, put on a shirt, and a button fell off. I picked up my briefcase and the handle fell off. Now I am afraid to go to the bathroom." ~ Rodney Dangerfield
"The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby." ~ Natalie Wood
"The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money."
-- Alexis de Tocqueville
Under the Dome; Play That Dead Band Song, chapter 2. The whole chapter as one quote. (Described as the Corgi Horace sees things.) As far as I'm concerned this chapter is perfect. Like being baptized in all the right words.
"The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
--- Alvin Toffler
A few favorite bits of wisdom...
The most common way people give up their power is thinking they don't have any. ~ Alice Walker
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems. ~ Gandhi
No flag is large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people. ~
Religion is for people afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who have been there.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ~ Frederick Douglass
When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. (looking at you, Beck!)
Make the lie Big. Make it Simple. Keep saying it and eventually they will believe it.
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. ~ Ray Bradbury
To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.
Different is not another word for wrong.
Our lives begin to end when we become silent about things that matter.
While we fight over crumbs, who is getting the dough?
Some will rob you with a six-gun and some with a fountain pen. ~ Woody Guthrie
Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn. ~ Benjamin Franklin
"Your imagination is the preview to life's coming attractions."
--- Albert Einstein
A couple of my favourites:
"I want you to know, novice, that absurdity is very much needed on this earth of ours. Indeed, the whole universe is founded on absurdity, and, perhaps, without absurdity there would be nothing at all."
-The Brothers Karamazov
“Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don't know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use.”
- Ernest Hemingway
"Sometimes remembering will lead to a story, which makes it forever. That's what stories are for. Stories are for joining the past to the future. Stories are for those later hours in the night when you can't remember how you got from where you were to where you are. Stories are for eternity, and when memory is erased, when there is nothing to remember except the story."
-The Things They Carried, Tim O'brien