Some of my favorite quotations, collected from friends, signature quotes, websites, and other reading. Many thanks to all my sources!
If you are going through hell, keep going.
Some people follow their dreams; others hunt them down and beat them mercilessly into submission.
-- Neil Kendall
The plan is not what you think.
Woe to the non-conformist in a non-conformist crowd who refuses to conform to non-conformity.
If you win the rat race, you're still a rat.
-- Lily Tomlin
Sex is expensive, but it's worth it - just keep that in mind.
-- Prof. Amy Frary
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
-- Albert Einstein
I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.
-- Abraham Lincoln
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Dare to be naive.
-- Richard Buckminster Fuller
I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions --but I don't always agree with them.
-- George Bush Sr.
I hate to advocate drugs, violence, or insanity... but they've always worked for me.
-- Hunter S. Thompson
Women are beginning to feel that they are not fairly represented. As we say, 2% may be fine for fat in milk, but not for the United States Senate.
--Dianne Feinstein, CA Senator 1992-"Year of the Woman"
If you don't disagree with me, how will I know I'm right?
-- Samuel Goldwyn
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.
--'Winnie the Pooh'
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
-- 'George Eliot'
While it is a sin to think evil of others, it is seldom a mistake.
-- H.L. Mencken
Become who you are.
Winter: It's not just a season, it's who we are.
-- Garrison Keillor
You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
-- Mary Tyler Moore
Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them as much.
-- Oscar Wilde
I'd write you a shorter letter, but I haven't the time.
-- Mark Twain
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
-- George Bernard Shaw
There is no alternative to being yourself
I haven't failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work.
-- Ben Franklin
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
-- Mark Twain
A + B + C = Success if, A = Hard Work, B = Hard Play, C = Keeping your mouth shut.
-- Albert Einstein
If it can't be expressed in figures, it is not science; it is opinion.
-- Lazarus Long
Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I need it most.
-- Swedish proverb
People are DNA's way of making more DNA
I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.
-- Cary Grant
If you're hung up on nostalgia, just think of today as yesterday and go out and have one hell of a time
-- Art Buchwald
Sometimes when you send out letters, you get back letters. Sometimes you don't. That's for sure!
Blessed are the pessimistic, for they shall never be disappointed. Blessed are those who laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.
-- Charis Quay and Liz Kalasinsky