04 January 2008

On The 11th Day Of Christmas...

I give to thee...ELEVEN QUOTATIONS to ponder in 2008...

"Men show their character in nothing more clearly than in what they think is laughable."
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

"Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs."
Lily Tomlin

"Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art."
Tom Stoppard

"Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events."
Sir Winston Churchill

"The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp."
John Berry

"Manifest plainness. Embrace simplicity. Reduce selfishness. Have few desires."

"Art is either plagiarism or revolution."
Paul Gauguin

"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
The Dalai Lama

"Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae."
Kurt Vonnegut

"Time to show those evil spuds what's what."

Hotcha! Hank

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