I wanted to start a thread to share wise and insightful quotes. If you have a quote you want to share please put here in this thread. I will start with this one:

There are many things that seem impossible only so long as one does not attempt them.
Andre Gide,
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Originally posted by haggis:
One could list pages of quotes from Oscar Wilde. Two of my favorites:

The one thing I can't resist is temptation.

The only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about.

“[A cynic is] a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”


Though Woody’s are probably my favorite. Eg.:

“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.” (Or the extended, “I don’t want to live on in the hearts and minds of my countrymen, I want to live on in my apartment.”)


But in this time of woeful stupidity in government I also enjoy the great eloquence of political figures past. One in particular.

“The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation’s history. I mean in this century’s history. But we all lived in this century. I didn’t live in this century.”

“Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.”

“What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.”

The list is long...

(Dan Quayle)
On Making America Great Again

"The line of 'Make America great again,' the phrase, that was mine, I came up with it about a year ago, and I kept using it, and everybody's using it, they are all loving it. I don't know, I guess I should copyright it, maybe I have copyrighted it."
MyFox New York, March 2015
("Let's Make America Great Again" was one of Ronald Reagan's most well-known campaign slogans)
On self-maintenance

"I think Viagra is wonderful if you need it, if you have medical issues, if you've had surgery. I've just never needed it. Frankly, I wouldn't mind if there were an anti-Viagra, something with the opposite effect. I'm not bragging. I'm just lucky. I don't need it."
Playboy, October 2004
Churchill was a fountain of quotable. My favorite:

When accused by one of them of being 'disgustingly drunk' the Conservative Prime Minister responded: 'My dear, you are ugly, and what’s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.'

Ouch.

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
Churchill was a fountain of quotable. My favorite:

When accused by one of them of being 'disgustingly drunk' the Conservative Prime Minister responded: 'My dear, you are ugly, and what’s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.'

Ouch.

PH


Loved it myself. In fact I used it [modified a bit] myself
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Originally posted by Merengue:
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Have always liked that quote. A variation on the theme from F. Scott Fitzgerald:

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”

PH

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