Quotes

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened.
— anonymous

Midlife — when you decide not to kill yourself because you realize you are going to die anyway.
— anonymous

Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.
— Mary Kay Ash (1915 – 2001), founder, Mary Kay Cosmetics

If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business because we’d be cynical. Well that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
— Ray Bradbury

I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to earth.
— Pearl S. Buck

Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one’s sensations.
— Paul Cezanne

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
— Tom Clancy (1947 –), author

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
— Winston Churchill

Good artists borrow; great artists steal.
— Salvador Dali

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spaceship Earth: The problem for the passengers is that there is no manual to identify all the parts, and no instructions on how to operate the spaceship.
— Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895 – 1983), inventor

The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.
— Dee Hock, Founder of Visa

We’re flooding people with information. We need to feed it through a processor. A human must turn information into intelligence or knowledge. We’ve tended to forget that no computer will ever ask a new question.
— Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
— Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)

When two people love each other,
they don’t look at each other,
they look in the same direction.
— Ginger Rogers (1911 – 1995), actress and dancer

Politicians never accuse you of ‘greed’ for wanting other people’s money, only for wanting to keep your own money.
— Joseph Sobran

Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.
— James Stephen

Every so often, I like to go to the window, look up, and smile for a satellite picture.
— Steven Wright

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