dilluns, de maig 01, 2006

Quotes cont'd

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. -Hunter S. Thompson
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me. -Hunter S. Thompson
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. -Hunter S. Thompson
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. -Hunter S. Thompson
The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.
- Hunter S. Thompson
Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently,
by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy. -George Carlin
Never judge a book by its movie. - JW Eagan
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. - Frank Leahy
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
-HL Mencken
We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered. -Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
- Tom Stoppard
You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
- Michael Pritchard
If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars. -J. Paul Getty
If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem.
If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem. -J. Paul Getty
The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights. -J. Paul Getty
A chess genius is a human being who focuses vast, little-understood mental gifts and labors on an ultimately trivial human enterprise. - George Steiner
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
-Peter Drucker
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. -Bill Vaughn
Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day. -Bill Vaughn
Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed. -Bill Vaughn
Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem. -Bill Vaughn
If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.
-Bill Vaughn
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. -Bill Vaughn
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. -Bill Vaughn
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. - Will Durant
When of thy mortal goods thou find thyself bereft,And from the goodly store two loaves alone are left…Sell one, and with the dole buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.
-Moslih Eddin Saadi
Life is like a moderately good screenplay with a bad third act -Truman Capote
The quickest way to a man's heart really is through his stomach, because then you don't have to chop through that pesky rib cage. - J. Jacques
Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club. - Thomas H. Huxley
[Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered. -Al Capp
I don't do drugs. I am drugs. -Salvador Dalí
A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
- Sir Barnett Cocks
No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets. - Edward Abbey
Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind. - EB White
The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness. - Andre Malraux
force shites upon reason's back. -Ben Franklin