Quotations I am fond of

About Him/Her/It

God is alive - he just doesn't want to get involved. (graffiti)

God seems to have left the receiver off the hook and time is running out. (A. Koestler)

If God were to appear to starving people, he would not dare to appear in any other form than bread. (M. Gandhi)

About life

Life is like a sewer. What you take out of it depends on what you put into it. (T. Lehrer)

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. (D. L. George)

You have to go to far to see how far you can go. (graffiti)

The only problem with doing nothing is that you never know when you're finished. (graffiti)

I don't know why it is that we're in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest awhile. (M. Eastman)

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 men. (G. B. Shaw)

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. (W. Allen)

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. (B. Dylan)

Eat cow dung. Ten billion flies can't be wrong. (graffiti)

Help beautify junk yards: throw something lovely away today. (M. McLuhan)

It is a remarkable fact, that, genetically, we are closer to the chimpanzee than, say, a horse is to a zebra. (R. Leakey)


Civilisation is the process of freeing man from men. (A. Rand)

Reality is for people who can't cope with drugs. (graffiti)

A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. (C. Stinnet)

Dancing is the perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. (anonymous)

Every exit is na entry somewhere. (T. Stoppard)

If the human brain was simple enough for us to understand, we'd be so simple we couldn't. (graffiti)

Odd things animals. All dogs look up to you. All cats look down to you. Only a pig looks at you as an equal. (W. Churchill)

Democracy is the worst form of government - except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. (W. Churchill)

History will record it. I know it will because I shall write it myself. (W. Churchill)

Every man has one thing he can do better than anyone else and usually it is his own handwriting. (G. N. Collie)

About science and art

Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upward. (F. Hoyle)

All that glitters may not be gold, but at least it contains free electrons. (J. D. Bernal)

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. (A. Einstein)

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. (A. Einstein)

We owe most of we know to about one hundred men. (R. W. Dickson)

I just don't hear anyone making the music I'm making in my head, so I'll have to do it myself. (B. Dylan)

How to paint a perfect painting - make yourself perfect and then just paint naturally. (R. M. Pirsig)

I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning. (P. de Vries)


You're only young once. After that you'll have to find another excuse. (graffiti)

Xerox your life - if you lose it, it's nice to have a copy. (graffiti)

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (S. Ertz)

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. (C. Dederich)

Life is a great surprise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one. (V. Nabokov)

This wallpaper is killing me. One of us must go. (O. Wilde)

We grow old by moments and not by years. (B. Baxter)

Marx is dead, Lenin is dead, and I'm not feeling too good either. (graffiti)