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Favorite Quotations

"I am a citizen of the world first, and of this country at a later and more convenient hour." -- Henry David Thoreau

"The problem isn't sin, it's stupidity…" -- Frank Stack

"All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination?" -- Carl Jung

"[Whatcha gonna do?] Whatever it takes; whatever the party calls for…" -- George Clinton

"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze into the abyss, take care that the abyss does not gaze into you." -- Freidrich Neitchze

"Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age." -- Ambrose Bierce

"Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong." -- Oscar Wilde

"When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers." -- Oscar Wilde

"I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my shelf." -- Robert Bloch

"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it." -- Clarence Darrow

"Things are more like they are now than they have ever been." -- Gerald Ford

"For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear and equal glass, wherein the beams of things should reflect according to their true incidence; nay, it is rather like an enchanted glass, full of superstition and imposture, if it be not delivered and reduced." -- Francis Bacon


"I'm experiencing a totally new sensation -- and frankly, I like it!" -- Tom Servo (MST3K)


"I think it would be a good idea." -- Mahatma Ghandi, when asked what he thought about western civilization.


"Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them." -- Samuel Butler


"Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away." -- Confucius


"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." -- Anonymous


"Belief unconfirmed by experiment is vain." -- Francisco Redi (c1626-1697)


"Shake off all the fears and servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in the seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of God, because if there be one, he must approve of the homage of reason rather than that of blindfolded fear...Your own reason is the only oracle given you by heaven, and you are answerable not for the rightness, but the uprightness of the decision." -- Thomas Jefferson (in letter to Peter Carr)


“Always tell only the truth, and all the truth, and do so promptly – right now.” -- Buckminster Fuller


"The hour is very late, and the choice of good and evil knocks at our door." -- Bernard of Cluny, ca 1140 A.D.


"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." -- Ephesians 6:12


"If gold rings started raining down from the heavens, some folks would complain that they couldn't find one that fit." -- Anon.


"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

"We had suffered, starved and triumphed, groveled down yet grasped at glory, grown bigger in the bigness of the whole. We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man" -- Ernest H. Shackleton

“I’m a bear of very little brain.” -- Pooh

"It’s different this time." -- Sir John Templeton

"I have no fans. You know what I got? Customers. And customers are your friends.” -- Mickey Spillane





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