Random Quotations

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You can be a little bit darker and rougher on the stage, partly because when you're in the theater, people have come to see you, and so they kind of know what they're in for. In television, you are sort of sneaking into people's homes. So, I think you can be a little bit darker on stage.
Tina Fey, Interview from Second City, 2008
Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.
Jean Paul Richter (1763 - 1825)
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.
Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)
In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary
A finished person is a boring person.
Anna Quindlen (1953 - )
One thing is clear to me. You can't know everything you'd like to know. You can't do everything you'd like to do. You can't read everything you'd like to read. You must hold onto some things and let go of others. Learning to make that choice is one of the big lessons of this life.
Real Live Preacher, Real Live Preacher.com weblog, September 9, 2003
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
Hansell B. Duckett
Passion is seldom the end of any story, for it cannot long endure if it is not soon supplemented with true affection and mutual respect.
Kathryn L. Nelson, Pemberley Manor, 2006
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
George Santayana (1863 - 1952)
Well, the telling of jokes is an art of its own, and it always rises from some emotional threat. The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful.
Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - 2007), Interview, Mcsweeneys.net
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)
Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny.
Paul Tillich (1886 - 1965)
Nobody speaks the truth when there's something they must have.
Elizabeth Bowen (1899 - 1973)
Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
Christopher Lasch
Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy.
Charles Peters
Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.
Marilyn Manson (1969 - ), I Don't Like The Media But The Media Likes Me - Columbine statement
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
George Burns (1896 - 1996)
I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on.
Beryl Pfizer
Is there life before death?
Graffito, in Belfast
It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose.
Darrin Weinberg
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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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