Okay, here’s an idea. How about a place that just has QUOTES? Well, this will be that place. Note: Quotes might not be exactly word-for-word.
“God may or may not have made “Worry is interest paid on
people, but people sure made God!” trouble before it is due”
(we have this on a sign in our house)
“Speed is calculated as ‘miles per hour’
but life is calculated as ‘smiles per hour‘
so increase your smiles and get extra mileage in life…………
Happiness has two great advantages over money………..
people cannot borrow it from you and you love sharing it
with everyone willingly……………”
(these were in a chain mail I got. Grammar corrected)
“Aluminium foil is not that nutritious.”
– Sonika auntie, after discovering that baby Riyaan
was putting aforesaid aluminium foil in his mouth.
On the last day before death, the author sits on the edge of the earth, feet light in the infinite air, and looks at the stars. Tomorrow the author will be a star among the stars, a molecule among all the molecules. The last day is beautiful for those who know how to live it, it is one of the most beautiful days of life. On that particular day (I should say days, for the last days can be several days) one sees the world with the eye of the Gods: I am finally going to become a part of the worldly mysteries. Sitting on the edge of the earth the author is already almost no one…. Before the imminence of the starred silence, they [the phrases] hasten, assemble, and say the essential. They are a sublime farewell to life: not mourning, but acknowledgement. How beautiful you are, O life, they say.
– Helene Cixous,
“I say, if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day,
you ought to seriously re-examine your life.”
– Calvin (of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ comic strip)
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya.
You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
– Mandy Patinkin, as Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride.
“So the general consensus is that what I need to do here, now is …”
– Aravinda, while playing chess with Khiyali.
Instead of making a move,
she decided to make Khiyali fall off the bed laughing.
“Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.”
– George Burns
Quote found in Coffee News Vol. 3 No. 25.
“I’m not [a young lady]! And if turning up my hair makes me one, I’ll wear it in two tails till I’m twenty”
– Jo March,
“There is a rumor going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.”
-Terry Pratchett, novelist (b. 1948)
Quote found in A.Word.A.Day quiff.
“Holding onto the bars will keep you from finding a seat on the floor.”
-Poster on a Metrobus.
“Hailed a cab, boarded a train.
Strolled a mile in the pouring rain.
Just for a plate of Pani Puri.”
– Poster at a New Jersey train station.
“There are two possible outcomes: If the result confirms the hypothesis, then you’ve made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you’ve made a discovery.”
-Enrico Fermi, physicist and Nobel laureate (1901-1954)
Quote found in A.Word.A.Day luftmensch.
“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
– Calvin (of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’)
“The English people didn’t manage to conquer the world — but their language is doing it quite well.”
– Khiyali K. Pillalamarri
Quotes from The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan:
“You know, I keep thinking, I have now killed every single thing in Greek mythology. But the list never seems to end.”
– Percy Jackson
At this point, perhaps some of you are wondering how I felt seeing my son with Nico di Angelo. I’ll admit I did not understand Will’s attraction to a child of Hades, but if the dark foreboding type was what made Will happy…
Oh. Perhaps some of you you are wondering how I felt seeing him with a boyfriend rather than a girlfriend. If that’s the case, please. We gods are not hung up about such things.
– Phoebus Apollo
“You can play with your flamethrower later.”
Somehow, I managed to react appropriately. (Three cheers for reacting appropriately!)
– Phoebus Apollo
We’re killing people’s interest in circles, for god’s sake!
– Paul Lockhart, A Mathematician’s Lament
Let every boy in Sri Lanka keep rabbits, let every boy in Sri Lanka throw his rifle in the river.
– from Malini by Robert Hillman
If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another, I would not propose it to my prince, for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman … because I am necessarily a man, and only accidentally am I French.
– Montesquieu, philosopher, lawyer, and writer (18 Jan 1689-1755)
Quote found in A.Word.A.Day pronounciamento
And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence.
– Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (18 May 1872-1970)
Quote found in A.Word.A.Day bodkin
I should dearly love that the world should be ever so little better for my presence. Even on this small stage we have our two sides, and something might be done by throwing all one’s weight on the scale of breadth, tolerance, charity, temperance, peace, and kindliness to man and beast. We can’t all strike very big blows, and even the little ones count for something.
– Arthur Conan Doyle, physician and writer (22 May 1859-1930)
Quote found in A.Word.A.Day gemutlich
A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.
– Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, author (26 May 1689-1762)
Quote found in A.Word.A.Day krummholz.
One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter -- who was a child at the time -- asked me, "Daddy, why are you writing so fast?" And I replied, "Because I want to see how the story turns out!" - Louis L'Amour, novelist (22 Mar 1908-1988) Quote found in A.Word.A.Day mondain.
I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.
– Booker T. Washington, reformer, educator, and author (5 Apr 1856-1915)
Quote found in A.Word.A.Day frumious.
It is very hard to remain jaded in the face of idealistic kids to whom you have taught said ideals.
– Anupama Pillalamarri