Selected Quotes

"No matter if it is a white cat or a black cat; as long as it can catch mice, it is a good cat. "
   --Deng Xiaoping, People's Republic of China politician

"I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one "
   --Blaise Pascal, This is a rough translation. Variations have been attributed to Twain, Lincoln and others.

"Strange game. The only way to win is not to play. How about a nice game of chess? "
   --Joshua, Wargames

"the reason we cannot determine which of our decisions are good and which bad is that in a given situation we can make only one decision; we are not granted a second,third or fourth life in which to compare various decisions. "
   --Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

"Methusala lived 900 years
Methusala lived 900 years
But who calls dat livin', when no gal'l give in
To no man what's 900 years. "
   --Gershwin, Porgy & Bess

"Sulu: I'll protect you, fair maiden!
Uhura: I ain't neither! "
   --Star Trek

"Spock: That 'unit' is a woman.
Nomad: A mass of conflicting impulses. "
   --Star Trek

"I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain’t never been seen by this generation. "
   --Satchel Paige

""When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less." "
   --Lewis Carroll, Through The Looking Glass

"What we got here is: failure to communicate "
   --Captain, Cool Hand Luke

"In Jesus’ name, boogity, boogity, boogity, amen "
   --Darrell Waltrip, NASCAR Hall-of-Famer

"There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love. "
   --Don Juan DeMarco

"he would feel real trapped if he didn't know that he could commit suicide at any moment. "
   --Ralph Steadman, speaking of Hunter S. Thompson

"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions "
   --Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Well, good luck with that! "
   --Spongebob Squarepants

"Anyone who bought stocks in mid-1929 and held onto them saw most of his or her adult life pass by before getting back to even. "
   --Richard M. Salsman

"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. "
   --Henry Ford, Widely attributed, but he probably never said it.

"Oh, my God.What? You're from the sixties. "
   --Terrance Mann, Field of Dreams, 1989

"The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, said: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” "
   --Dalai Lama

"My primary phone is the iPhone, I love the beauty of it. But I wish it did all the things my Android does, I really do. "
   --Steve Wozniak (Apple Co-Founder),…

"Andrew Jackson had a pretty clear-cut idea about America‘s enemies: Kill them. "
   --Newt Gingrich, GOP debate, just prior to 2012 SC primary election

"My point is, if another country does to us what we do to others, we‘re not going to like it very much. So I would say that maybe we ought to consider a golden rule in — in foreign policy. ... We endlessly bomb . . . these countries and then we wonder — wonder why they get upset with us? And — and yet it — it continues on and on. This idea that we can‘t debate foreign policy, then all we have to do is start another war? I mean, it‘s — it‘s warmongering. ... They‘re building up for another war against Iran, and people can‘t wait to get in another war. This country doesn‘t need another war. We need to quit the ones we‘re in. We need to save the money and bring our troops home. "
   --Ron Paul, GOP debate, just prior to 2012 SC primary election

"President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob. There are good, decent men and women who go out and work hard every day and put their skills to test that aren‘t taught by some liberal college professor to try to indoctrinate them. Oh, I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image. "
   --Former Sen. Rick Santorum, 20120226 - Campaign Trail

"Rick Santorum has come out against contraception and college. He wants us all to be literally fucking stupid. "
   --Bill Maher, Real Time, 20120309

"It‘s a question of what is in your mind. If you feel it‘s sin -- it‘s sin. "
   --Pat Robertson, 2012, 700 Club