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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