Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Quotes

 

Quotes From The Famous & Not So Famous

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
- Eric Hoffer

How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality.
- Norman Douglas

Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
- Edgar Wilson Nye

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
- Christopher Hampton

Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
- Laurence J. Peter

Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.
- Stephen King

What's the difference between a boyfriend and a husband? About 30 pounds.
- Cindy Gardner

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past.
- Robertson Davies

There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
- James Joyce quote

The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.
- Patrick Young

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
- Victor Borge

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.
- William Safire

The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.
- George Saunders (From his suicide note)

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
- Robert Byrne
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12 comments:

Cant Hardly Wait said...

The Army turned me down for now. I mean, it could happen, but it would take a year or maybe longer. They've upped their enlistment standards because everyone has been enlisting, and they're meeting their missions and then some. Basically, no medical waivers (me, i had a c-section), no prior service (again, me) and you have to have a high school diploma, not a GED (doesn't apply to me.)
As for the dental job, I haven't heard from them yet.
My FIL owns an insurance agency. I'm going to go to the classes and take the test for property and casualty and hopefully get my license.

Crazy. I know. But when I move out, it'll only be me and my son. HOWEVER, I haven't quit smoking. I know you'll be disappointed... but it's one step at a time I guess.

Pamela said...

awww I love that "I don't know and I don't care."

e.Craig Crawford said...

Good quotes.

Brother Dave said...

Excellent quotes. One is less funny than it is interesting.

Re: "Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.
- Stephen King "

At first I thought that King was stating that he always thought of the best word to use, and attempting to find a better word with a greater nuance of meaning was impossible.

The truth in his remark is that when wishing to locate a better word in the thesaurus to best replace the word he initially chose, it didn't work.

Clearly he needed to avoid all possible words that were linked by the same meaning, and think of a better word on his own.

King is a prolific writer with a keen mind. I can imagine his not needing a thesaurus.

As for me, the thesaurus has saved me when doing academic writing for college assignments. But then, I am definitely not Stephen King.

Where did you find all those interesting and humorous quotes?

Special K said...

I have not heard many of those! I enjoyed that! Thanks

Christine said...

""Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.
- Stephen King""

I actually used this quote once when I saw the kid writing an English paper. Now I know who to credit it to. Coffeypot LOL

GrizzBabe said...

That Stephen King is a smart man!

Olly said...

I'm sticking with my favorite quote:

"You have to constantly give people things to talk about, or they will make stuff up!"

A wonderful theory & excuse to live by!

- Olly Unglued

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

What a fantastic blogyou have going here coffeypot and I looked for a place to follow but I think I missed it!! I will definately be back though for one of your greats reads.
So you're from Woodstock huh? I live in beautiful Newnan so, pleased to meet another Georgia blogger. Ms. Mildred at Nalley Valley lives in Georgia as well and what a sweetheart she is :)
If you have a moment or two of your life that you'd care to waste, please visit me at my blog and do say hello.
Take good care and.........

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Dr Zibbs said...

Pretty good.

BlackenedBoy said...

The Peter, Joyce, Young, and Nietzsche quotes were really good. With regard to Nietzsche, I've actually done that.

coffeypot said...

BlackendBoy, thanks for stopping by and commenting. I too am guilty of doing the same thing concerning the Nietzsche quote. I have been married to many years not to have.