Famous Quotations: October 2008

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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."

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