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Kurt Vonnegut Quotes

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.

If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.

Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative.

Here's what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey.

Ronald Reagan Quotes

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.

Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.

Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

How can a president not be an actor?

Yogi Berra Quotes

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.

The future ain't what it used to be.

All pitchers are liars or crybabies.

You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.

Ben Stiller Quotes

I think most politicians could take a dodgeball in the face.

Whatever talent I had, I'm sure it helped that my parents were in the business and that I grew up around actors, comedians and directors.

Even when I'm not directing, that doesn't stop Owen from having ideas for what I should be doing.

Walt Disney Quotes

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.

Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children.

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.

Princess Diana Quotes

I'd like to be a queen in people's hearts but I don't see myself being queen of this country.

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.

Robert Frost Famous Quotes

Robert Lee Frost (3-26-1874 to 1-29-1963) was a famous American poet. He was honored frequently during his lifetime including four Pulitzer Prizes... Here are some of Robert Frost's famous quotations...

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

Paul Clos

"Looks seem to fade. Personality however, seems to last a lifetime."

"I wish some people could hear themselves"
"I like people for who they are. Not for who they love"
"You may not be in a hurry but the the person behind you might be?"
"Say what you will, say what you want. It doesn't mean I have to listen."

George F. Will Quotes

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.

Being elected to Congress is regarded as being sent on a looting raid for one's friends.

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!"

Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.

Kevin Bacon Quotes

Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent.

I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic.

There are people who tell you to shut up because you're just a celebrity, but pundits, talking heads, they're every bit the celebrity and a lot of them aren't any more qualified than the average man on the street.

Theophile Gautier Quotes

Eyes so transparent that through them the soul is seen.

You do not become a critic until it has been completely established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet.

Any man who does not have his inner world to translate is not an artist.

Norman Mailer Quotes

Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a necessity for support is a bad war.

Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.

One's condition on marijuana is always existential. One can feel the importance of each moment and how it is changing one. One feels one's being, one becomes aware of the enormous apparatus of nothingness -- the hum of a hi-fi set, the emptiness of a pointless interruption, one becomes aware of the war between each of us, how the nothingness in each of us seeks to attack the being of others, how our being in turn is attacked by the nothingness in others.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live.

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.

Zsa Zsa Gabor Quotes

I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.

I know nothing about sex, because I was always married.

One of my theories is that men love with their eyes; women love with their ears.

I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.

Harrison Ford Quotes

I am not the first man who wanted to make changes in his life at 60 and I won't be the last. It is just that others can do it with anonymity.

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.

You may get real tired watching me, but I'm not going to quit.

My character is meant to know nothing about rap, and not to like it very much, but I know about it, because my kids make me listen to it. There's some rap I do like very much. I like Eminem, Blackalicious.

Tom Petty Quotes

I think television's become a downright dangerous thing. It has no moral barometer whatsoever. If you want to talk about something that is all about money, just watch the television.

Most things I worry about never happen anyway.

You and I will meet again, When we're least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won't say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again.

It's funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can't afford the music.

Happy Birthday Tom Petty!

Isaac Asimov Quotations

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

Orson Welles Quotes

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.

I don't pray because I don't want to bore God.

If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.

Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.

Joe Bob Briggs Quotes

Apparently we love our own cell phones but we hate everyone else's.

If you hate what you're seeing, you call it sex and violence. If you like it, you call it "romance and adventure."

Discourse is fleeting, but junk mail is forever.

John F. Kennedy Quotes

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.

I look forward to a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.

If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.

Jerry Garcia Quotes

Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.

I think it's too bad that everybody's decided to turn on drugs, I don't think drugs are the problem. Crime is the problem. Cops are the problem. Money's the problem. But drugs are just drugs.

There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go, no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone.

Ralph Marston

"Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality."

Eric Hoffer

"You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you."

Charles Kuralt

Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.

Julia Roberts Quotes

Republican comes in the dictionary just after reptile and just above repugnant.

Show me a person who doesn't like to laugh and I'll show you a person with a toe tag.

When I was a child I had a crush on Abraham Lincoln. Why I would choose to reveal this, I know not.

Lynn Hall

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.

Edgar Cayce

Edger Cayce Was known as the sleeping prophet from the early to mid 1900's.

The last to be overcome is death,
and the knowledge of life is the knowledge of death.

Actually, we have no problems -
we have opportunities for which we should give thanks...
An error we refuse to correct has many lives.
It takes courage to face one's own shortcomings
and wisdom to do something about them.

You grow to heaven. You don't go to heaven.

Each soul enters with a mission.
We all have a mission to perform.

Life is continuous, and is Infinite.

For the earth is only an atom in the universe of worlds.

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.

A leader is a dealer in hope.

In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.

Frank Sinatra Quote

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

Charles Barkley Quotes

Hell, there ain't but 15 black millionaires in the whole country & half of 'em are right here in this room.

I heard Tonya Harding is calling herself the Charles Barkley of figure skating. I was going to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized I have no character.

I can be bought. If they paid me enough, I'd work for the Klan.

A Quote From Joan D. Vinge

Joan D. Vinge is an author known for her book The Snow Queen.

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.

Al Gore Quotes

I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest.

The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet, I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder.

When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.

Bill Cosby Quote On Success

Makes perfect sense...

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.

Robert Wilson Lynd Famous Quotation

Even though this Sociologist died in 1949 this quote still makes sense today...

The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.

Adventure is just bad planning.

-Roald Amundsen

Pride Quotation

The quote is by Charles Caleb Colton...

To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports; when we succeed; it betrays us.

This next quotation is by Mignon McLaughlin...

The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.

Albert Einstein

I want to know God's thoughts...the rest are details

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

An attempt at visualizing the Fourth Dimension: Take a point, stretch it into a line, curl it into a circle, twist it into a sphere, and punch through the sphere.

Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.

Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs.

Joey Adams Quotes

Joey Adams was a comedian that passed away in 1999, here are some of his famous quotes...

The difference between playing the stock market and the horses is that one of the horses must win.

Marriage is give and take. You'd better give it to her or she'll take it anyway.

If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all.

Famous Winston Churchill Quotes

Winston Churchill was known for his brilliant leadership in World War II, here are some of his quotes from throughout his lifetime...

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.

Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.

My Mark Twain's Top 5

The famous Writer Mark Twain has thousands of quotations, here are five of my favorites.

1.I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.

2.It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

3.Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

4.Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

5.The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.

Welcome To Famous Quotations!

This site will feature some of the most famous quotes ever uttered by mankind. If you have any suggestions feel free to e-mail us and we will display the quotes.

Let start out with a quote that I ran across sometime ago, unfortunetly I do not know who the author is, perhaps you know...

"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children"

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