Quotes

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These are not my quotes, but quotes other people said or wrote that I like.

“Even among men with the most modern arms, time is the hardest thing to kill” – The Musher, newspaper, 1907

“Words win wars or sell soap.” – C. Wright Mills

“Not knowing is the ground of mystery, the land of wonder; a haven to be visited daily. It is the source of creativity, inventiveness and tranquility all in one.” – Zen saying

“The world needs less specialists in force and murder and more generalists in love.” – Tuli Kupferberg

“Some people are steak people and some people only like fish, if I am steak and they are fish people, they might not like me very much.” – Lorenzen Wright

“A Nation’s fun will tell you more about that nation than anything except its jails.” – PJ O’Rourke, Holidays in Hell (pg 79)

“The Islamic Jihaad has no relationship to modern warfare, either in its causes or in the way in which it is conducted.” – Seyyid Qutb, Milestones

“Difference of opinion in my community is a source of blessing.” Muhammad (reportedly)

“There a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one striking at the root, and it maybe be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve.” Thoreau, Walden

“If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.” – Charles Darrow

“It was not from want of will that I have refrained from writing you, for truly I wish you all good; but because it seemed to me that enough has been said to effect all that is needed, and that what is wanting (if anything be wanting) is not writing or speaking – where of ordinarily there is more than enough – but silence and work.” – St. John of the Cross

“Being drunk is a good disguise, I drink so I can talk to assholes.” – Jim Morrison

“You have opened the gates of hell, from which shall flow the curses of the damned which shall sink you to perdition!” – Richard Keith Call, former governor of Florida, to secessionists

“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.” – Thomas Edison

“Have a mind open to everything; attached to nothing.” – Vedantic Scholar Telopa

“Our appetite for discovery slows as our familiarity with the status quo grows.” – Chris Anderson, Wired Magazine, September 2010

“It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.” ― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“When you meet a beautiful woman who has everything going for herself, but you are not yet ready, admire her from afar. Don’t try and spoil greatness just because you aren’t quite on that level.” – Monica Delgado

“People that are brilliant and successful, we think they’ve just always been that way. That’s not the case. Most of them have had some tough adversity in their life. It’s prepared them. I’ve never felt like you could develop character without adversity. A guy’s who has all the money he needs and never faced any hard times, he won’t have any character. But when you’ve had it tough and you’ve had it rough and you thought you were at the end of the rope and you work your way out of it, that’s the way you build character.”  – Bobby Bowden

“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.” – A. Bartlett Giamatti, Green Fields of the Mind

My Personal Quotes

“If time equals money, and money buys resources, and time is our most valuable resource, would that make time priceless? Could money buy time? Or would that be like money buying itself?” – Me

“You wake me up – agitated. I try to take a shit – constipated. I go to school – get educated.” – Me

“Triceratopian hustle/ Mastadonian wassle” – Me

“I know I am smart because if I asked you if I was smart I would not know something easy to know therefore I would not be smart.” – Me

“Everyone who says I need help should get help because I know I don’t need help, especially when I know I know what I am doing.” – Me

“Stress and panic cause nothing but high blood pressure and a low sperm count.” – Me

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