Aristotle (philosopher, 384 BC, Greece)
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'There is a theory which states that if ever anybody
discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will
instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and
inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already
happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self,
and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select
positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy
enough people to make it worth the effort.'
'But in Japan, there's
nothing like that, since the temple is made of wood. The divine spirit
inside the building is eternal, so the enclosure doesn't have to be.'
'If you give people
nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that
actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature,
compulsion, habit, reason, passion and desire. All paid jobs absorb and
degrade the mind.'
things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate
brings you together, but do so with all your heart.'
to contradict and confute, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh
alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better
sympathetic Scot summed it all up very neatly in the remark, "You should
make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk
never killed anybody, but why take a chance?'
'I feel so
miserable without you; it's almost like having you here.'
afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.'
'He is a
self-made man, and worships his creator.'
'A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going
'The block of granite which
was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in
the pathway of the strong.
'He has all the
virtues I dislike, and none of the vices I admire.'
George Bernard Shaw
said to Winston Churchill: 'I am enclosing two tickets to the first
night of my new play; bring a friend... if you have one.'
Lady Astor once
remarked to Winston Churchill at a dinner party, 'Winston, if you were
my husband, I would poison your coffee!'
'There are two things that are more difficult
than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning
toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.'
'The authority of those who teach is often an
obstacle to those who want to learn.'
'If you can find a path with no obstacles, it
probably doesn'tlead anywhere.'
is science made clear.'
'Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his
life patiently trying to untie.'
'Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms
assembled in the light.'
are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.'
'I have never
killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.'
really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow
out of it.'
'Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.'
too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an
is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make
sin, love the sinner.'
who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works
collaborate with the creator.'
or the other, if you want to find reasons why you shouldn't keep on,
you'll find 'em. The obstacles are all there; there are a million of 'em.'
'Specialists are people who always repeat the same mistakes.'
'As I grow
older , I regret to say that a detestable habit of thinking seems to be
getting a hold of me.'
'Our opponents maintain that
we are confronted with insurmountable political obstacles, but that may
be said of the smallest obstacle if one has no desire to surmount it.'
dream alone it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the
beginning of a new reality.'
inspiration? - That's when you come home from abroad and are asked:
Well, have you found inspiration? - and fortunately you haven't. But the
impressions sink in, of course, and may emerge later: None of us has
invented the house; that was done many thousands of years ago.'
building becomes architecture, then it is art.'
'Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.'
'Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you,
say what you've got to say, and say it hot.'
'I've had a
perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.'
men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it.
I myself deny it.'
fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.'
'You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of
portraits to the wall.'
real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right
place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.'
are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.'
advisers built a wall between myself and my people. I didn't realize
what was happening. When I woke up, I had lost my people.'
want to be interesting. I want to be good.'
'The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the
love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you
want to annoy for the rest of your life.'
'One of the
symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's
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'We are faced with the
paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to
intelligence and freedom of thought.'
'Wisdom never kicks at the iron walls it can't bring down.'
I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog.
Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.'
'Life's up and downs provide
windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of
using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.'
frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.'
is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate
the disadvantages of their wealth.'
I die, I want to die like my grandfather -- who died peacefully in his
sleep; not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.'
'Most of us
can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to
mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.'
time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.'
that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.'
thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense
inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always
'He has no enemies,
but is intensely disliked by his friends.'
happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.'
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Quotations: Who said it?
Who said it??? A mixture of movie lines
and quotes. Guess who said so.
1) "Feed your head."
2) "Mankind is so necessarily mad, that to be otherwise would just be another kind of madness."
3) "So there it was. Somewhere in the
night, a Manhattan book editor was prowling the streets
4) "What we have here, is failure to communicate"
5) "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria."
6)"I love the smell of napalm in the
8) ''I am his highness' dog at Kew;
pray tell me sir, whose dog are you?''
11) "I could not love thee, dear,
so much, loved I not Honour more."
13) Party guest: "I finally had an orgasm,
and my doctor said it was the wrong kind."
14) I've seen more intelligent creatures
than you swimming at the bottom of ponds! I've seen
15) ... and as they both sink beneath
the waves, the frog cries out, "Why did you sting
16) "The Oriental woman: When she's
good, she's very very very good. But when she's
Authors, scientists a.o.
17) 'It's not about winning or losing. It's about passion.'
18) 'A building has integrity, just like a man. And just as seldom.'
19) 'In times of peace prepare for war.'
20) 'I know not with what weapons World
War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and
it is windy, but inside it is so hot, every night we have ze battle to
keep the girls
Comedians and authors
25)"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me."
26) "Only Lawyers and mental defectives are automatically exempt for jury duty."
27) "Revenge is a dish best served cold."
28) "I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them."
29) "They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
30) "Nothing endures but change."
31) "We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves."
32) "There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."
33) "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
34) "I was neurotic for years. I was anxious and
depressed and selfish. Everyone kept
35) "I would never die for my beliefs
because I might be wrong."
38) "A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner."
39) "I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean."
40) "I doubt if a single individual could be found from
the whole of mankind free from
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41) "And, in
the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."
45) "In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman."
46) "Women will never be as successful as men because
they have no wives to advise
47) "Today, the L.A. Times accused Arnold Schwarzenegger
of groping six women.
48) "My choice early in life was either to be a
piano-player in a whorehouse, or a politician. And
49) "It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for
writing, but I couldn't
Love and strength
51) "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
52) "Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.”
53) "Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
54) "What does not kill me makes me stronger.”
55) “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.”
Love and friendship
57) "Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
58) "Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it."
59) "A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg, even though he knows that you are slightly cracked."
60) "A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same."
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61) "If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut."
62) "To follow, without halt, one aim: There's the secret of success."
63) "Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings."
64) "Why be a man when you can be a success?"
65) "What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and
goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."
66) "There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way."
67) "Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his."
68) "There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?"
69) "Eighty percent of success is showing up."
as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her,
still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings."
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84) A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
85) To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
86) I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
87) Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
88) All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
89) There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.
90) A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror.
91) We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
92) But the cure for most obstacles is, be decisive.
93) So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
94) You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good.
95) "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it."
96) "Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn."
97) "Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship."
98) "If you are going through hell, keep going."
99) "God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."
Three quotes from one film. Which one?
100) Has the fact that you're completely psycho managed to escape your attention?
101) Are you asking me out? That's so cute! What's your name again?
102) You're 18, you don't know what you want. And you won't know what you want 'til you're 45, and even if you get it, you'll be too old to use it!
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103) When it comes to the safety of these people, there's me and then there's God, understand?
104) It's not easy being a cast-iron bitch. It takes discipline, years of training... A lot of people don't appreciate that.
105) I know how alone you feel... alone in all that cold blackness... but I'm there in the dark with you. Oh, Bud you're not alone. You remember that time, you were pretty drunk, you probably don't remember... but the power went out at the old apartment, the one on Orange Street... and we were staring at that one little candle, and I said something really dumb like that candle is me, like every one of us is out there alone in the dark in this life... and you just lit up another candle and put it beside mine and said "No, see? That's me. That's me..." And we stared at the two candles, and then we...
106) There's an old joke. Uh, two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of 'em says, "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know, and such small portions." Well, that's essentially how I feel about life. Full of loneliness and misery and suffering and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly.
107) Yeah, why not? Because we're just going to go home later, right, and there's gonna be all that tension, you know, we never kissed before. And I'll never know when to make the right move or anything. So we'll kiss now and get it over with, and then we'll go and eat. OK? We'll digest our food better.
108) I don't use major hallucinogenics... Five years ago at a party, I tried to take my pants off over my head.
109) Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
110) Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
111) The worst sin - perhaps the only sin - passion can commit, is to be joyless.
112) There was a disturbance in my heart, a voice that spoke there and said, I want, I want, I want! It happened every afternoon, and when I tried to suppress it it got even stronger.
113) What makes the engine go? Desire, desire, desire.
Who said it??? A mixture of movie lines and quotes.
1) The popgroup
Jefferson Airplane, in
the song 'White Rabbit'(1967, from the
2) It's from
Pascal (1623 - 1662), a Frenchman who devoted himself
3) Michael Douglas, from the movie "The Wonder Boys"
4) ‘The Captain’, the prison warden
played by Strother Martin in "Cool Hand Luke" (1967)
5) Dr. Peter Venkman, played by Bill
Murray, explains what the world will be like after the
6) Actor Robert Duvall, a monologue from war movie
7) Melvin Udall in the film "As Good as It Gets" (1997)
8) Penned by the great English poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744) for the king's dog's collar.
Lady - unknown
10) Comedian W.C. Fields (1880-1946)
11) English poet Richard Lovelace (1618-1658) from the poem "To Lucasta, on going to the wars."
12) Oscar Wilde, Irish writer (1854-1900) on his death bed.
13) ... Isaac Davis:* (Woody Allen) "You had the wrong kind? ... My worst one was right on the money.", from the movie "Manhattan". 1979
14) Sybil Fawlty (Prunella Scales) - to Mr. O'Reilly, in the British comedy series "Fawlty Towers", 1970's
15) Jody (Forest Whitaker) from the movie "The Crying Game", 1992
16) Rene Gallimard (Jeremy Irons) from the movie "M. Butterfly", 1993
17) Said by Bernie Focker (Dustin Hoffman) to Jack Byrnes (Robert DiNero) in the movie "Meet the Fockers" 2004
18) Ayn Rand. Noted American author of 'Atlas Shrugged' and 'The Fountainhead' among others. (1905-1982)
19) Flavius Renatus Vegetius ~ 390 AD, a writer of the Later Roman Empire
20) Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Renowned American
Scientist. Creator of the Theory of Relativity
25) Emo Philips - (Feb7, 1956 - ) American stand-up comedian.
26) George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Dramatist.
27) Attributed to Pierre Ambroise
François Choderlos de Laclos
28) Henry James (1843-1916) American author
29) Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987), American artist who became a central figure in Pop art. He was a painter, filmmaker and an author.
30) Heraclitus (540 BC - 480 BC), from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of eminent Philosophers.
31) Lynn Hall, author, 'Where have all the Tigers gone?', 1989
32) Nelson Mandela (1918 - ), 'A Long Walk to Freedom'.
33) Maya Angelou, well-known as a poet, historian, author, actress and civil-rights activist.
34) Anthony de Mello, (1931—1987), who was a Jesuit priest and psychotherapist
35) Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), Welch philosopher and mathematician
36) Billy Crystal (1947 - ), in the movie City Slickers 1991 American comedian
37) Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900), German philosopher
38) Francis Bacon 1561-1626, English lawyer, statesman, essayist, historian, philosopher
39) G.K. Chesterton. (1874 - 1936) English writer and philosopher
40) Desiderius Erasmus (1466 - 1536), Dutch humanist, theologist and philosopher
from the song "The End", by The Beatles, composed by Paul
McCartney, 'Abbey Road' Album, about 1969.
44) from the song 'Careless Whispers' by George Michael,
composed by George Michael
45) Margaret Thatcher - Prime Minister of the United
Kingdom from 1979 -1990. Born 1925, still living.
46) Dick Van Dyke - American actor, comedian, and dancer.
47) David Letterman - American comedian, producer, and
48) Harry S. Truman - 33rd president of the USA,
between 1945 and 1953. Born 1884,
Robert Benchley - American humourist. Born 1889, died 1945
50) Mother Teresa, Albanian Roman Catholic nun who founded the missionaries of charity and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, 1910-1997
51) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Australian born American actor and governor, 1947-…
52) Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor, 1937-…
53) Og Mandino, American “sales guru” and the author of the bestselling book The Greatest Salesman in the World, 1923-1996
54) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German playwright, poet, novelist and dramatist, 1749-1832
55) The Tao Te Ching, a Chinese classic text, written around 6th century BC. The text’s true authorship and date of composition are still debated.
Lord Byron, Anglo-Scottish Poet (1788 -1824)
Robert Frost, American poet (1874 - 1963)
Woody Allen, American writer, director, actor, comedian, musician,
and playwright (1935 - still living)
Bernard Meltzer, American radio show host (1917 - 1998)
Elbert Hubbard, American writer, publisher, artist, and
philosopher. (1856 - 1915)
61) Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), German scientist. Observer, Jan. 15, 1950 <![if !vml]><![endif]>
62) Anna Pavlova (1881 - 1931), Russian, considered as best female dancer of all time
63) Arthur Rubinstein (1887 - 1982), Polish-American pianist, one of the greatest of the 20th century
64) Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956), German poet and playwright
65) Bob Dylan (1941 - ), American singer-songwriter, author, musician and poet
66) Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957), humorist, playwright, poet, essayist and editor
67) Franklin P. Jones, Saturday Evening Post, November 29, 1953
68) Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930), American cartoonist, humorist and journalist
69) Woody Allen (1935 - ) (See also 58)
Victor Hugo (Victor-Marie Hugo 1802 - 1885), French poet,
playwright, novelist, essayist, etc..
Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) (1694 - 1778), French writer,
essayist, deist, and philosopher.
Walter Matthau (1920 – 2000), American actor and comedian.
Will Rogers (William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers 1879 -1935) a
Cherokee-American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, etc..
Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Königsberg 1935) American film
director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian, and playwright.
Freud (1856-1939), Austrian
Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist,
founder of analytical psychology
Dyer (1940-...), American
79) George Weinberg, an American clinical psychologist
80) Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist. She is famous for her book "On Death and Dying" (1969).
Maslow (1908-1970) was an American psychologist. He is mostly noted today for
his proposal of a hierarchy of human needs and is considered the father
of humanistic psychology.
82) B. F.
Skinner (1904-1990), American
Budapest, Hungary, is a psychiatrist and academic.
84) Anatole France (1844 - 1924), French novelist
85) Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881), statesman.
86) Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642), Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher.
87) George Eliot (1819 - 1880), pen name of Mary Ann Evans, English novelist.
88) Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American humanist, humorist, lecturer and writer. He wrote Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The quote is from Letter to Mrs Foote, Dec. 2, 1887
89) Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), American author, poet and philosopher.
Freud (1856-1939), Austrian
Gordon W. Allport (1897-1967)
Hans Bender (1907-1991)
(Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) Wilde (1854-1900) Irish playwright,
novelist, poet, and author.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947- still living) American body builder,
actor, and politician."Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to
Sharon Stone (1958- still living) American actress, producer, and
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician, statesman,
author, officer, and orator.
Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet 1694-1778) French writer,
essayist, deist, and philosopher.
10 Things I
Hate About You
a film that parallels Shakespeare's comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, set
in a modern-day high school.
103-105) The Abyss is a 1989 film, directed and written by James Cameron, about an undersea mobile oil-rig crew who are called on to assist in the recovery of a lost nuclear submarine, but who find unexpected mysteries and perils in the mission.
106-108) Annie Hall is a 1977 film about neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer who falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. Written and directed by Woody Allen
109) D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
110) Denis Diderot (1713-1784)
111) Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)
112) Saul Bellow (1915-2005)
113) Stanley Kunitz