Quotes

The road

2 December 2016

The road to success is always under construction.

Lily Tomlin

I was eating in a Chinese restaurant

1 December 2016

I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown. There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion. It’s chicken and eggs. And I said, I gotta use that one.

Paul Simon

Travel

30 November 2016

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

Ibn Battuta

Our Irish blunders

29 November 2016

Our Irish blunders are never blunders of the heart.

Maria Edgeworth

It is not the crook

27 November 2016

It is not the crook in modern business that we fear, but the honest man who doesn’t know what he is doing.

Owen D. Young

Life

26 November 2016

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller

Be thankful

25 November 2016

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

The books are to remind us

23 November 2016

The books are to remind us what asses and fool we are. They’re Caeser’s praetorian guard, whispering as the parade roars down the avenue, “Remember, Caeser, thou art mortal.” Most of us can’t rush around, talking to everyone, know all the cities of the world, we haven’t time, money or that many friends. The things you’re looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book. Don’t ask for guarantees. And don’t look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore.

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Inventory

22 November 2016

Inventory:

Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Four be the things I’d been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.

― Dorothy Parker

Of course

21 November 2016

Of course I talk to myself. I like a good speaker, and I appreciate an intelligent audience.

Dorothy Parker

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