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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
- Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 - 1964)
- I really feel as if the things we create together are not things we devised, but things we discovered, as if, in some sense, they were always there in us, waiting to be revealed, like the figure of Mercury waiting in a rough lump of marble.
- Raymond Joseph Teller, Fury Letter written to Brian Brushwood, 10-18-93
- As I get older, I've learned to listen to people rather than accuse them of things.
- Po Bronson, quoted in Publishers Weekly
- In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull off these David Copperfield-type stunts. You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great?
- Kanye West, Rolling Stone, 2006
- Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
- Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), De Profundis, 1905
- [Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
- Al Capp (1909 - 1979)
- Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.
- Billy Crystal (1947 - )
- The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
- Arnold Bennett
- Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
- Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
- An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
- It's not the hours you put in your work that counts, it's the work you put in the hours.
- Sam Ewing
- You never can see into someone else's marriage.
- Sean Stewart, Perfect Circle, 2004
- The most powerful factors in the world are clear ideas in the minds of energetic men of good will.
- J. Arthur Thomson
- An agreeable manner may set off handsome features, but can never alter plain ones.
- Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Persuasion, 1818
- One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
- Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)
- Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.
- Arthur Miller (1915 - 2005)
- There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
- Martha Graham (1894 - 1991)
- I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman's feelings; and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of.
- Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Mansfield Park
- Mistrust the man who finds everything good, the man who finds everything evil and still more the man who is indifferent to everything.
- Johann K. Lavater
- Follow the grain in your own wood.
- Howard Thurman