Quotes

Some of my favourite quotes of late:

If you haven’t found something strange during the day, it hasn’t been much of a day.– John A. Wheeler

There’s a whiff of the lynch mob or the lemming migration about any overlarge concentration of like-thinking individuals, no matter how virtuous their cause. — P. J. O’Rourke

A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff. – George Carlin

Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices. – Voltaire

I no longer prepare food or drink with more than one ingredient. — Cyra McFadden

The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps. — Benjamin Disraeli

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures. — Daniel Webster

Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day. — Bertrand Russell

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic. — George Bernard Shaw

You see, I don’t believe that libraries should be drab places where people sit in silence, and that’s been the main reason for our policy of employing wild animals as librarians. — Monty Python

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. — Eric Hoffer

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. — Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Excitement? Adventure? A Jedi seeks not these things. — Yoda

Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, uses that something to support their own existence. — Frank Zappa

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Addendum

B. Bliss posted this comment:

these are great!

on my current list:

“Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.” Lily Tomlin

“There are two kinds of people: those who believe there are two kinds of people, and those who don’t.” Gloria Steinem

and my favorite graffito: “Time flies like the wind. Fruit flies like bananas.”

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