That i like (in no particular order).
Empathy is the most radical of human emotions.
The future is already here. It’s just not very evenly distributed.
One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex.
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
Only the shallow know themselves.
If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say that the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.
If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven’t done much today.
You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.
Vicomte de Chateaubriand
Until you’ve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
Virtue is insufficient temptation.
George Bernard Shaw
I always wanted to be somebody, but I should’ve been more specific.
A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely fool-proof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Life is something to do when you can’t sleep.
Whining is anger through a small opening.
The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My brains don’t fall out of my ass when I’m naked.
Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.
Santa is very jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live.
It’s amazing how long it takes to complete something you’re not working on.
R. D. Clyde
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
The secret of joy in work can be contained in one word: excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Pearl S. Buck
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
John F Kennedy
There are two kinds of light — the glow that illuminates and the glare that obscures.
Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth.
I am human; nothing human is alien to me.
What can I say about that suit that hasn’t already been said about Afghanistan; it looks bombed out and depleted.
Do something every day that scares you.
Eleanor Roosevelt (and everything she said)
You can’t tell people how to feel when they read your work. You can only hope to connect.
Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the one thing he can’t afford to lose.
The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.
Round pegs in square holes tend to have dangerous thoughts about the social system and to infect others with their discontents.
Actual happiness looks pretty squalid in comparasion with the over-compensations for misery.
Her idea of wit is nothing more than an incisive observation, humorously phrased and delivered with impeccable timing.
from The Simpsons
Well, that appears to me to be a kind of socialism for the rich and rugged hard individualistic capitalism for the poor.
Martin Luther King, Jr
Just because your view of the universe is limited doesn’t mean it is.
The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof shit detector.
We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are.
Husbands die every day, Dolores.
from Dolores Claiborne
There is no way to move without making waves.
You expect me to believe that scantily clad, in the arms of another man, in the middle of the night, inside an elephant, you were rehearsing?
from Moulin Rouge
There is no good writing; there is only good rewriting.
The more elaborate our means of communication the less we communicate.
The learned man knows that he is ignorant.
You can’t fake it. Bad writing is a gift.
Richard Le Gallienne
A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.
Grace Murray Hopper
There is no art in turning a goddess into a witch, a virgin into a whore, but the opposite operation, to give dignity to what has been scorned, to make the degraded desirable, that calls for art or for character.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Let them call me rebel, and welcome; I feel no concern from it. For I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
The trouble with my wife is that she is a whore in the kitchen and a cook in bed.
The whore is despised by the hypocritical world because she has made a realistic assessment of her assets and does not have to rely on fraud to make a living. In an area of human relations where fraud is regular practice between the sexes, her honesty is regarded with a mocking wonder.
There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
Having someone think I am witty and smart is a complete turn-on for me.
I was tortured once…I didn’t like it.
from Once Upon a Time in Mexico
What is to give light must endure burning.
There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else.
Peyton Conway March
An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field.
We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.
If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth Galbraith
A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn’t.
If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Being a writer is like having homework for the rest of your life.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
I like work: It fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
Jerome K. Jerome
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci
Everyone is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day. Wisdom consists in not exceeding that limit.
Fear is often disguised as moral outrage.
You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Art is not only the desire to tell one’s secret; it is the desire to tell it and hide it at the same time.
A man always has two reasons for what he does — a good one and the real one.
J. P. Morgan
Half of the harm done in this world is due to people who want to feel important.
T. S. Elliot
Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.
Sophistication is upscale conformity.
There are no right answers to wrong questions.
Ursula K. Le Guin
If a woman never lets herself go, how will she ever know how far she might have got?
Being slightly paranoid is like being slightly pregnant — it tends to get worse.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
It took me 17 years to get 3000 hits in baseball. I did it one afternoon on the golf course.
No cause no effect.
Jose Cuervo slogan
Sometimes when they say you’re ahead of your time, it’s just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of time.
Start every day with a smile and get it over with.
Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.
The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
Well, if one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected — those, precisely, who need the law’s protection most! — and listens to their testimony. Ask any Mexican, any Puerto Rican, any black man, any poor person — ask the wretched how they fare in the halls of justice, and then you will know, not whether or not the country is just, but whether or not it has any love for justice, or any concept of it. It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: “O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.” And God granted it.
Cowardice is impotence worse than violence. The coward desires revenge but being afraid to die, he looks to others, maybe to the government of the day, to do the work of defense for him. A coward is less than a man. He does not deserve to be a member of a society of men and women.