Favorite Quotes

Though this be madness, yet there is method in ‘t. – “Hamlet”, Act 2, Scene 2

“The ‘Net is a waste of time, and that’s exactly what’s right about it.”- William Gibson

“Sometimes I think God put video content guys on the planet to make the music guys look progressive and visionary.” -Michael Gartenberg, on the iTunes/NBC Battle

“Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.” – Albert Einstein

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Computer games don’t affect kids. I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.” – Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989

“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.” — Drew Carey

“Women and cats will do as they please. And men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” — Robert Heinlein

“So here’s some advice I wish I would have got when I was your age, live every week like it’s Shark Week.” – Tracey Morgan on 30 Rock

“The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life.” -King Henry IV , Part 1

“Grab a shovel. I’m one skull short of a Mouseketeer reunion.” -Bender B. Rodriguez

“Dwight, you ignorant slut.” -Michael Scott

“Abraham Lincoln once said, “If you are a racist, I will attack you with the north…”” -Michael Scott

 “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” – Winston Churchill

“Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.” – Ronald Reagan

 “Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.” – Joseph Campbell 

29 thoughts on “Favorite Quotes”

  1. G. K. Chesterton:

    “Women are the only realists; their whole object in life is to pit their realism against the extravagant, excessive, and occasionally drunken idealism of men.” — A Handful of Authors

    “Marriage is a duel to the death which no man of honour should decline.” — Manalive

    “The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.” — ILN, 7/16/10

  2. Most people bury their demons, never to be seen again. Others simply deny their existence. A rare few manage to come to peace with theirs. Me, I take mine out for coffee every week. Sometimes I even let them drive. – Unknown

    “There will be time to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet.” – T. S. Eliot “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

    “Insanity: a perfectly rational adjustment to the insane world.” – R. D. Laing

    “It’s not so much a matter of meeting the right person as it is meeting them at the right time.” – Javan “Footprints in the Mind”

    “Listen carefully to the words of others for often very deep truths are revealed clothed in jest.” – Javan “Footprints in the Mind”

    “Truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.” – Winston Churchill

    “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. ” – JRR Tolkien

  3. “Work is the curse of the drinking class.” – Oscar Wilde

    “The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein

    “Stupidity [is] as necessary as intelligence as as difficult to attain.” – George Orwell, 1984

    “The likes of me won’t pass your way again.” – old Gaelic saying

    “Love can sometimes be like Magic, but Magic can sometimes be illusion.” – Javan “Heart Full of Love”

    “That which is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.” – Nietzsche

  4. “Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right.” – Ani Di Franco

    “I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.” – Rebecca West

  5. “Success is the child of audacity.” – Benjamin Disraeli

    “Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.” –Bill Clinton, at the DNC, July 26, 2004

    “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same
    function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy
    state of things.” – Winston Churchill

    “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.” – H. L. Mencken

    “Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to
    realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.” — Ronald Reagan

  6. “Bart: Woah! God is so in your face!
    Homer: Yeah, he’s my favorite fictional character.”

    “Trying is the first step towards failure.” – Homer Simpson

    “Rev. Lovejoy: No Homer, God didn’t burn your house down, but he was working in the hearts of your friends be they Christian, Jew, or… miscellaneous.
    Apu: Hindu. There are seven hundred million of us.
    Rev. Lovejoy: Aww, that’s super.”

    [Reading a sign, “Do Not Touch – Willy”]
    Homer: Do not touch Willy. Good advice.”
    -Homer Simpson

  7. “Can one desire too much of a good thing?” – “As You Like It”, Act 4, Scene 1

    “O, it is excellent To have a giant’s strength, but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.” – William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure (Isabella at II, ii)

  8. “Mom, romance is dead. It was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.” – Lisa Simpson

    “Jack: “We’re just on opposite sides of a feud.”
    Tracy: “Oh, I get it. Romeo and Juliet. Capulets and Romulans…I’m Black, she’s White. I’m Black, she’s light-skinned Black. I’m Black, she’s seventeen.””
    -Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock

  9. “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” – Henry Ward Beecher

    “There is always a true inner voice. Trust it.” – Gloria Steinem

    “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln

    “Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  10. 30 Rock Lines…

    Tracy: “I believe that vampires are the world’s greatest golfers but their curse is that they’ll never get to prove it!”

    Jack: Look how Greenzo’s testing! They love him in every demographic – colored people, broads, fairies, commies. Gosh we gotta update these forms.

    Jack: I like when a woman has ambition. It’s like seeing a dog wearing clothes.

    Jenna: Second of all, if the president is so serious about the war on terror, why doesn’t he hunt down and capture Barack Obama before he strikes again?

    Colleen: Tell him his mother’s here! …And she loves him! …But not in a queer way!

  11. I used to rule the world
    Seas would rise when I gave the word
    Now in the morning I sleep alone
    Sweep the streets I used to own

    I used to roll the dice
    Feel the fear in my enemy’s eyes
    Listen as the crowd would sing
    “Now the old king is dead, long live the king”

    One minute I held the key
    Next the walls were closed on me
    And I discovered that my castles stand
    Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

    I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
    Roman cavalry choirs are singing
    Be my mirror, my sword and shield
    My missionaries in a foreign field
    For some reason I can’t explain
    Once you’d gone there was never
    Never an honest word
    That was when I ruled the world

    It was a wicked and wild wind
    Blew down the doors to let me in
    Shattered windows and the sound of drums
    People couldn’t believe what I’d become

    Revolutionaries wait
    For my head on a silver plate
    Just a puppet on a lonely string
    Oh, who would ever want to be king?

    I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
    Roman cavalry choirs are singing
    Be my mirror, my sword and shield
    My missionaries in a foreign field
    For some reason I can’t explain
    I know St. Peter won’t call my name
    Never an honest word
    But that was when I ruled the world

    -Viva La Vida by Coldplay

  12. “Never go with a hippie to a second location.” – Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock

    “It’s not a lie. It’s a gift for fiction.” – William Macey in “State & Main”

    Walt Price: What does he like?
    Bill Smith: 14-year-old girls.
    Walt Price: Well, get him something else. We want to get out of this town alive. Get him half a 28-year-old girl. How’s my math?

  13. “My genius has come alive like toys when your back is turned!” -Tracey Jordan on 30 Rock

    “I think marriage is a sacred union between two unwilling teenagers.” -Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on the SNL VP debate sketch

  14. “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes, they forgive them” – Oscar Wilde

    “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

  15. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address

  16. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address
    +1

  17. I found this quote very fitting “Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” — Louis E. Boone

  18. “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” – Robert Fulghum

    “One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” – Helen Keller

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