Sunday, December 31, 2006


I ran into Isosceles. He had a great idea for a new triangle! ~ Woody Allen

I am not young enough to know everything. ~ Oscar Wilde

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not. ~ Mark Twain

The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
~ William Butler Yeats ("The Second Coming")

Real diamonds! They must be worth their weight in gold! ~ Sugar (Marilyn Monroe) in Some Like It Hot

No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business. ~ Mikhail Baryshnikov

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Who's the more foolish? The fool, or the fool who follows him? ~ Obi-Wan (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope)

23-Mar-2011If someone's dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I'm certainly not dumb enough to turn it down. ~ Elizabeth Taylor

Sometimes people are layered like that. There's something totally different underneath than what's on the surface. And sometimes, there's a third, even deeper level, and that one is the same as the top surface one. Like with pie. ~ Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (Joss Whedon, et al)

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

You fear the powerful eye of genius, that is why you encourage ignorance. 'Tis opium you feed your people... ~ Marquis de Sade

I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy... If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago. ~ Sir George Porter

He who binds to himself a joy, does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies, lives in eternity's sun rise. ~ William Blake

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. ~ Ayn Rand


I don't know who invented the high heel, but all men owe him a lot. ~ Marilyn Monroe

No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business. ~ Mikhail Baryshnikov

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. ~
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you. ~ Satchel Paige

I make so many mistakes. But then just think of all the mistakes I don't make, although I might. ~ Anne of Green Gables (L. M. Montgomery)

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. ~ Warren Buffett

1-Apr-2010The serving size is two cookies. Who the hell eats two cookies? I eat fig newtons by the sleeve. Two sleeves is a serving size. ~ Brian Regan

11-Mar-2010If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments. ~ Earl Wilson

20-Feb-2010All you really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. ~ Lucy van Pelt (Charles Schulz)

30-Nov-2009I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein

27-Sep-2009There was once a boy named Pierre
Who only would say, I don't care!
Read his story, my friend, for you'll find
At the end that a suitable
Moral lies there ~ Maurice Sendak

24-Sep-2009While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions. ~ Stephen Covey

16-Sep-2009Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal. ~ Voltaire

19-Aug-2009If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough. ~ Mario Andretti

17-Aug-2009It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one's present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason. ~ Latin proverb

Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole! ~ Oscar Wilde

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. ~ Herman Melville

Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash. ~ Garland Greene (Stephen Buscemi) in Con Air

The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule. ~ Warren Buffett


Consider that two wrongs don't make a right. But that three lefts do. ~ National Lampoon "Deteriorata"

30-May-2009Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he will eat steak. ~ Jay Leno

28-May-2009Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment. ~ Robert Benchley

So never say fuck you to me! Because you haven't earned the right yet! ~ Otto Plettschner, Repo Man

I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries. ~ Frank Capra

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it. ~ Franklin P. Jones

The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism. ~ Dorothy Parker

Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action. ~ Godlfinger (Ian Fleming)

It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry. ~ Albert Einstein

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. ~ Gore Vidal

Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Although your customers won’t love you if you give bad service, your competitors will.~ Kate Zabriskie
My purpose is to entertain myself first and other people secondly. ~ John D. MacDonald
How many of you have ever started dating because you were too lazy to commit suicide? ~ Judy Tenuta
I believe in opening mail once a month, whether it needs it or not. ~ Bob Considine
I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else. ~ Lily Tomlin
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. . . The truly wise person is colorblind. ~ Albert Schweitzer

Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find. ~ Peter Ustinov
Whiskey is a slap on the back, and champagne's heavy mist before my eyes. ~ Jimmy Stewart as Macaulay Connor in Philadelphia Story

14-January-2009Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done. ~ Unknown

When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. ~ Elayne Boosler

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you got to do is call
And I'll be there
Yes I will
You've got a friend ~ Carole King

We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate. ~ Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. ~Abraham Lincoln

11-December-2008Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh

I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness. ~ James Thurber

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love chocolate, and communists. ~ Leslie Moak Murray

I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. ~ Mark Twain

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. ~ H.L. Mencken

3-November-2008I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn. ~ Dorothy Parker

I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice - in giving a failure another chance. ~ James Cash Penney

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation. ~ Jean Kerr

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. ~ Yogi Berra

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. ~ Paul Boese

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

In Texas, we do not hold high expectations for the [governor's] office; it's mostly been occupied by crooks, dorks and the comatose. ~ Molly Ivins

If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you. ~ Paul Newman

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position. ~ Mark Twain

In Seattle you haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running. ~ Jeff Bezos

The problem with communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished. ~ George Bernard Shaw

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. ~ Isak Dinesen

What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others. ~ Diogenes

It's a sin to kill a mockingbird. Well, I reckon because mockingbirds don't do anything but make music for us to enjoy. ~ Atticus Finch ("To Kill a Mockingbird")

You're the top!
You're Mahatma Gandhi.
You're the top!
You're Napoleon Brandy.
You're the purple light
Of a summer night in Spain,
You're the National Gallery
You're Garbo's salary,
You're cellophane.
You're sublime,
You're turkey dinner,
You're the time, the time of a Derby winner
~ Cole Porter

9-July-2008I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas? ~ Jean Kerr

7-July-2008If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to go to the forest to gather wood, saw it, and nail the planks together. Instead, teach them the desire for the sea. - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

3-July-2008When one door closes, another opens - but it's hell in the hallway. - Deidre Dale

People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs. ~ Unknown

25-Jun-2008You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six. ~ Yogi Berra

21-Jun-2008Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. ~ Unknown

17-Jun-2008The essence of pleasure is spontaneity. ~ Germaine Greer

16-Jun-2008Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. ~ Vince Lombardi

11-Jun-2008He was my cream, and I was his coffee... And when you poured us together, it was something. ~ Josephine Baker

You know I'd die for you, only sometimes it's so hard living with you. ~ Margaret Turner, The Bachelor & The Bobby Soxer

You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face
And show the world all the love in your heart
Then people gonna treat you better
You're gonna find, yes, you will
That you're beautiful as you feel. ~ Carole King

5-Jun-2008Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances - but to everyone all the time. ~Thomas J. Watson

Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical. ~ Yogi Berra

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

2-Jun-2008My favorite animal is steak. ~ Fran Lebowitz

30-May-2008Genius is the recovery of childhood at will. ~ Arthur Rimbaud

28-May-2008Boy, what is it with you people? You think not getting caught in a lie is the same thing as telling the truth? ~ Joe Turner (Three Days of The Condor)

19-May-2008The secret of love is in opening up your heart...It's okay to feel afraid... But don't let that stand in your way. ~ James Taylor

16-May-2008Some things have to be believed to be seen. ~ Ralph Hodgson

15-May-2008Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~ Malcolm Forbes

It's always nice to be nice. ~ Toni Shore

10-May-2008The embarrassing thing is that the salad dressing is outgrossing my films. ~ Paul Newman

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. ~ Philip K. Dick

Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for. ~ Clarence Darrow

6-May-2008But the silver-tongued devil's got nothing to lose. And I'll only live til I die. We take our own chances and pay our own dues. The silver-tongued devil and I. ~ Kris Kristofferson

5-May-2008We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. ~ Will Rogers

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

30-Apr-2008Never judge a book by its movie. ~ J. W. Eagan

24-Apr-2008Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others. ~ Jonathan Winters

23-Apr-2008I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours. ~ Bob Dylan

22-Apr-2008What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left. ~ Oscar Levant

21-Apr-2008An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh. ~ Will Rogers

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~ Henry Ford

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. ~ Oscar Wilde

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. ~ Dorothy Parker

Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies. ~ Woody Allen

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.~ Douglas Adams