Monday, September 7, 2015

Random Quotes Monday

I've been saving up clever or thought-provoking quotes on my sticky notes app for quite some time.  Most of them come from the Cryptograms website, where I've been playing competitively again for the last few months.  (I took a hiatus of more than a year while I was doing other things compulsively,  but I'm back. My ultimate goal is to break into the top 100 players of all time, which I might be able to do if I keep it up for 6 more months).  Here are some of my treasured-up quotes.  Any resemblance to current events and real persons is completely intentional and is the reason I bookmarked them in the first place.

"You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it."
— Art Buchwald

"A man may be born a jackass; but it is his business if he makes himself a double one."
— Martin H. Fischer

"One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork."
— Edward Abbey

"His speeches left the impression of an army of pompous phrases moving over the landscape in search of an idea."
— William Gibbs McAdoo

"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. "
— Will Rogers

"Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else."
— Heywood Broun

"The function of posterity is to look after itself. "
— Dylan Thomas

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences. "
— Robert Louis Stevenson

"It is with narrow-souled people, as with narrow-necked bottles - the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out."
— Alexander Pope

"Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too. "
— Unattributed

"What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease."
— George D. Prentice

"In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart. "
— E. B. White

"I take a grave view of the press. It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy."
— A. J. Liebling

"Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one. "
— Jean de la Fontaine

"The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next."
— Cyril Connolly

"Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion."
— Dwight Eisenhower

"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. "
— Soren Kierkegaard

"Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man."
— Norman Cousins

"In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these."
— Paul Harvey

1 comment:

Hasibur Rahman said...

Hi admin,
your post is very special for us.I think random quotes are very special for everyday life. I have collected many quotes from you, and I will come back soon.