some quotes I like
some things that I have written. factual statements could be wrong. statements of opinions are almost certainly wrong
"If you can turn the unforgiving minute into 60 seconds of distance ran"
"You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold"
"To every man upon this earth death cometh or late. How can a man die better than facing fearful odds for the ashes of his fathers and the temples of his god"
"How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd"
"If necessary for years, if necessary alone"
"Sins couldn’t be laundered by good results"
"In the end, your belly was your emperor"
"When you are guilty all you can ask for is a deferral of judgement"
"What better way to die then against long odds fighting for the ashes of your fathers and the temples of your gods"
"No gift in the State or New York can compensate me for the forfeiture of my self-respect"
"Beware the quiet man. For while others speak he watches. And while others act he plans. And when they final rest, he strikes."
"For all your days prepare and meet them ever alike. For when you are the anvil, bear. When you are the hammer, strike"
"This measure will cost you and me our seats, but private interest must not be put in opposition to public good"
"When the rabble hiss well may patriots tremble"
"He has all the characteristics of a dog except fidelity"
"Years of love have been forgotten in the hatred of a minute"
"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it"
"We are all worms, but I do believe I’m a glow worm"
"I loved her to the point of invention"
"A nod, a bow, a tip of the lid, to the person who shoulda and coulda and did"
"One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters...but with what? With wine? With poetry? With virtue? As you choose, but get drunk!"
"Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly"
"Winston Churchill defines success as moving from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm"
"It takes two to be funny"
"He doesn’t make the lovers choice, he makes the poet’s"
"I’m in the empire business"
"I am the one who knocks"
"Toby I don’t know on how many fronts we can fight a war. Wanna find out?"
"As Secretary of State I’ve shown you my conciliatory side, but in my heart of hearts I’m spoiling for a fight"
"Hard cases make bad law"
"Our hearts separated by the thin cages of our ribs"
"Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops."
"I was so afraid of the future but I realized all of this was once the future"
"In love one always begins by deceiving oneself and one always ends by deceiving others"
"Hell is other people"
"Gravity is nature’s response to loneliness"
"And the warrior whispers back, I am the storm"
"A coward dies a thousand death, the brave but one"
"The questioners had that beautiful detachment and devotion to stern justice of men dealing in death without being in any danger of it."
"We could feel alone when we were together, alone against the others"
"This city is dying of rabies and the best I can do to wipe random flecks of foam from its lips"
"I know how lucky I am, and secretly tap wood, greet the day, and grab a sneaky pleasure from my survival at long odds"
"That they have first raised a dust, then complained we cannot see"
"Greece is not fighting for victory. It is fighting for glory. And for its honour. ... A nation must be able to fight, if it wants to remain great, even with no hope of victory. Just because it has to."
"Those men left me with nothing, I’m going to leave them with less"
"To distill so specific a form from that chaos of improbability like turning air to gold, that is the crowning unlikelihood"
"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being"
"Be a philosopher, but amidst all of your philosophy, bestill a man"
"The artist's job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence"
"I think we have found the meaning of life. It is quite simply: spend more time with your friends"
"Love is a form of socially acceptable insanity"
"Physician heal thyself"
"All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well, which is the same thing"
"I think we have found the meaning of life. It is quite simply: spend more time with your friends"
"And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is'
You are why cavemen painted on walls
Since when have you loved me? Since I met you I would think. If I wanted to be very philosophical about it, I’d say I loved you before then
I wondered if it was gods doing after all? Not that god existed in any material way but as a shared cultural practice so widespread that it came to seem materially real, like language or gender
It does not do to be frightened of things about which you know nothing about. You are like children. Afraid of the dark.
No I was not heroic enough to purchase liberty at the price of caste
Where must we go, we who wander this wasteland
Youth can not know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young
They make a desert and they call it peace