Some of My Favorite Quotes

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone 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 happened. - Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences go, it's one of the best. - Woody Allen

You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever. - Larry Anderson

You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now. - Joan Baez

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time. Like tears in rain. Time to die. - Roy Batty ( Blade Runner)

If you think this world is weird, you should see some of the others. - Philip K. Dick

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance, that imitation is suicide, that he must take himself for better, for worse as his portion. That, though the wise universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him, but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power, which resides in him, is new in nature and no one but he knows what that is which he can do. Nor does he know until he has tried. - Waldo Emerson

I wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There's a knob called "brightness", but it doesn't work. - Gallagher

I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don't want to buy things they don't need to impress people they dislike. - Emile Henry Gauvreay

I do my thing and you do yours.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations
and you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you and I am I,
and if by chance we find each other,
then it is beautiful.
If not, it can't be helped.
- the Gestalt Prayer

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. - Janis Joplin

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous roman candles. - Jack Kerouac

They call television a medium. That's because it is neither rare nor well done. - Ernie Kovacs

Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. - John Lennon

It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good too, to check up once and a while and make sure you haven't lost the things that money can't buy. - George Horace Lorimer

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way. - Christopher Morley

You may feel lost, but it's OK. You were never there in the first place. - Nick Morritt

The secret of the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment of existence is: To live dangerously! - Nietzsche

But as the Game Cat says,           Be careful,
                               be very careful.
                 This ride is not for the weak.
                          - Vurt by Jeff Noon

Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps. - Emo Phillips

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- Hamlet 

It is never too late to have a happy childhood. - Tom Robbins

I can't mate in captivity. - Gloria Steinem on why she never married

Who needs drugs when reality is this twisted? - Hunter S. Thompson

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

I'd rather go to Heaven for the climate, but to Hell for the company. - Mark Twain

Sing like you know the words
Dance like no one is watching
and love like it'll never hurt. 
- Unknown

Anyone who is remotely interesting is insane in some way.

Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you.

Ginsberg's Theorems:
1) You can't win.
2) You can't break even.
3) You can't even quit the game.

Had I known I'd live this long, I would've taken better care of myself.

The Heineken Uncertainty Principle: You can never be sure how many beers you had last night.

A home without a cat is just a house.

I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.

It is not the easy or convenient life for which I search, but life lived to the edge of possibility.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You don't have time to make them all yourself.

Life is like arriving late for a movie, having to figure out what was going on without bothering everybody with a lot of questions, and then being unexpectedly called away before you find out how it ends.

Linux is user friendly. It's just selective about who its friends are.

Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.

Whatever you are willing to put up with, is exactly what you will have.


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