This is my personal collection of quotes. Obviously, they all mean something to me!

The list at this link are Taglines from the BBS days. Do we remember those days?

I  know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after. --Ernest Hemingway

You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing. ---


Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde

When I'm good, I'm very good. When I'm bad, I'm better. - Mae West


If it's not stuck and it's supposed to be, duct tape it. If it's stuck and it's not supposed to be, WD-40 it. ---Jim and Tim, The Duct Tape Guys

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini (or diet coke) in the other hand, body thoroughly used up, worn out and tired...      and shouting "WOO HOO what a ride !! "

Handle stressful situations like a dog - Piss on it and walk away! ---

Time brought along it's secretary, memory, and space brought it's brat, loneliness. ---

Life is essentially playful, of course it plays a bit rough at times. ---

One has not only an ability to perceive the world but an ability to alter his perception of it. One can change things by the manner in which one looks at them. ---

We cannot control the wind, we can, however, adjust our sails. ---

Love is the full trip, emotionally speaking; the grand tour: fall in love, visit both heaven and hell for the price of one. ---

All nature is but art unknown to thee; All chance, direction which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good; And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right. ---Alexander Pope

Vex not thy spirit at the course of things; they heed not thy vexation. How ludicrous and outlandish is astonishment at anything that may happen in life. ---Marcus Antoninus

It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation. ---Dr. Rob Gilbert

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. ---George Bernard Shaw

The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion. ---Nadia Boulanger

If you have built your castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. ---Henry David Thoreau

The words "I am...." are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you're claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you. ---A.L. Kitselman

Anybody can become angry--that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way--that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. ---Aristotle

I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could. ---Orson Welles

Today, this hour, this minute is the day, the hour, the minute for each of us to sense the fact that life is good, with all of its trials and troubles, and perhaps more interesting because of them. ---Robert Updegraff

To the dull mind all of nature is leaden, To the illuminated mind the whole world sparkles with light. ---Ralph Waldo Emerson

We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves to be like other people. ---Arthur Schopenhauer

If I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior. ---Henry David Thoreau

The best way out is through. ---Robert Frost

People living deeply have no fear of death. ---Anais Nin

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than fact. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe love is stronger than death.

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. ---Norman Cousins

Death is just nature's way of telling you, "Hey, you're not alive anymore." ---Bull, Night Court

Life after death? Only the dead really know and they are not writing home about it....

It seems we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. ---George Eliot

Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing. ---Henri-Frederic Amiel

May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion. ---Dwight D. Eisenhower

If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then a cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air. ---Doris Lessing

Adultery is a meanness and a stealing, a taking away from someone what should be theirs, a great selfishness, and surrounded and guarded by lies lest it should be found out. And out of meanness and selfishness and lying flow love and joy and peace beyond anything that can be imagined. ---Dame Rose Macauly

A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she's *really* attractive. ---Bruce Jay Friedman

The psychology of adultery has been falsified by conventional morals, which assume, in monogamous countries, that attraction to one person cannot coexist with affection for another. Everybody knows that this is untrue. ---Bertrand Russel

There are a million things in this universe you can have, and there are a million things you can't have. It's no fun facing that, but that's the way things are. ---Captain Kirk, Star Trek

One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life. ---Alexander Bogomoletz

It is not irritating to be where one is. It is only irritating to think one would like to be somewhere else. ---John Cage

You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why Not?" ---George Bernard Shaw

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. ---Logan Pearsall Smith

All of the animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. ---Samuel Butler

You have everything but one thing, madness. A man needs a little madness or else--he never dares cut the rope and be free. ---Zorba the Greek

I call that mind free which jealously guards its intellectual rights and powers, which calls no man master, which does not content itself with a passive or hereditary faith, which opens itself to light whence soever it may come, which receives new truth as angel from heaven. ---William Ellery Channing

Free your mind and your ass will follow. ---George Clinton

We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them. ---Evelyn Waugh

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not. ---George Bernard Shaw

Consider that people are like tea bags. They don't know their own strength until they get into hot water. ---Dan McKinnon

The only normal people are the ones we haven't gotten to know yet. ---Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D.

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. ---Brendan Gill

To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity. ---Irving Wallace

There are three reasons why lawyers are replacing rats as laboratory research animals. One is that they're plentiful, another is that lab assistants don't get attached to them, and the third is that there are some things rats just won't do. ---Lawyer Joke #3,479,153

We cannot be normal and alive at the same time. ---E.M. Cioran

Is life not a hundred times too short for us to stifle ourselves? ---Friedrich Nietzsche

There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ---Edith Wharton

Dreaming is to think by moonlight by the light of an inner moon. ---Jules Renard

When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part. ---George Bernard Shaw

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. ---Voltaire

Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind. ---Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We can act *as if* there were a god; feel *as if* we were free; consider Nature *as if* she were full of special designs; lay plans *as if* we were to be immortal; and we find then that these words do make a genuine difference in our moral life. ---William James

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. ---Garrison Keillor

There's so much speculating going on that a lot of us never get around to living. Life is always walking up to us and saying, "Come on in, the living's fine," and what do we do? Back off and take it's picture. ---Russell Baker

If you want to win anything--a race, your self, your life-- you have to go a little berserk. ---George Sheehan

It is the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive. ---C.W. Leadbeater

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. ---Alphonse Karr

Do not put off until tomorrow what can be enjoyed today. ---Josh Billings

Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God. Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. ---Mark Twain

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that world will not devote itself to making you happy. ---George Bernard Shaw

Follow your bliss. ---Joseph Campbell

Sometimes you just gotta say f**k it and mean it! ---

Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going. ---George Morley

Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods. ---W.H. Auden

"Come to the edge," he said. They said, "We are afraid.: "Come to the edge," he said. They came. He pushed them... And they flew. ---Guillaume Apollinaire

"What we have here is an unexpected touchdown on the runway of the heart. This flight could only terminate in a room close to the moon." --Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

"Always remember, you're unique. Just like everyone else. "--Unk.

"Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be breakthrough." --R.D.Laing, Luminary of Timbuktu U.

"The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist." -- Lawrence Leamer

"The nice thing about egotist is they don't talk about other people." -- Lucille S. Harper

"Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury."-- E.H. Chapin

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world." - Einstein