Random Quotations

The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)
I shot an arrow into the air, and it stuck.
Graffito, in Los Angeles
Everything you do in life, every choice you make, has a consequence. When you do things without thinkin', then you ain't makin' the choice. The choice is makin' you.
Mark Steven Johnson, Ghostrider, 2007
If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.
Jewish Proverb
A man's looks are measured by the depth of his pockets.
Elizabeth Aston, Mr. Darcy's Daughters, 2003
I'd rather look ridiculous when everybody else does than plain and sensible all by myself.
L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
Henry Kissinger (1923 - )
I know just how frustrating it can be when you're tired and exhausted, but you still want to draw something.
Ward Jenkins, Ward-O-Matic, 03-23-2006
We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
Judith Martin, (Miss Manners)
I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up.
Tom Lehrer (1928 - )
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.
Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)
Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1997
I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
Terry Pratchett
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)
Because he has never forgiven himself any fault, he can forgive no one else's.
Linda Berdoll, Mr. Darcy Takes A Wife, 2004
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
Doug Larson
Even the wisest counsel is useless when it is unheeded.
Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor, 1996
When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778), letter to Le Comte d'Argental, August 28, 1760
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
Turns out if you never lie, there's always someone mad at you.
Scott Westerfeld, Extras, 2007
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MM's Cynical Quotes LM's Motivational Quotes Classic Quotes
Cole's Quotables Rand Lindsly's Quotes Poor Man's College
alt.quotations Archives 20th Century Quotations Quotations by Women
The Devil's Dictionary Contributed Quotations

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