Monday, 20 November 2017

The Worst Thing You Can Do is Nothing

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. ~ Plato #quote

Science never solves a problem without creating ten more. ~ George Bernard Shaw #quote

I believe in you, even though I be outnumbered. ~ Bob Dylan #quote,  I Believe In You #lyrics

Before Elvis there was nothing. ~ John Lennon #quote

The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it. ~ Ansel Adams #quote

Don’t choose the one who is beautiful to the world; choose the one who makes your world beautiful. #quote

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. ~ William James #Quote

Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and re-experience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences - which is the mostest? which is the leastest? They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: the heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart. ~ Richard Buckminster Fuller #Quote

Fate laughs at probabilities. ~ Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton #Quote

I’m not sure which is worse: intense feeling, or the absence of it. ~ Margaret Atwood #Quote

I'd trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday. ~ Kris Kristofferson #Lyrics

And though the news was rather sad, well, I just had to laugh 🤣, I saw the photograph. He blew his mind out in a car. ~ The Beatles, A Day In The Life #lyrics

Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it. ~ East African #Proverb

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. ~ Richard Buckminster Fuller #Quote

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. ~ C. S. Lewis #quote

Seeking is not always the way to find.  ~ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827 #quote

A writer should always feel like he's in over his head. ~ Michael Cunningham #quote

I think, therefore I'm single. ~ Female philosopher #quote

If you don’t do stupid things while you’re young, you’ll have nothing to smile about when you’re old.  #JustaThought

Suburbia is too close to the country to have anything real to do and too close to the city to admit you have nothing real to do. ~ Sloane Crosley #quote

What we’ve got to do is keep hope alive. Because without it we’ll sink. ~ John Lennon #quote

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. ~ Mitch Hedberg  #quote

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood. ~ General George S. Patton #quote

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.  ~ Voltaire #quote

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. ~ Orison Sweet Marden #quote

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.  ~ Aldous Huxley #quote

Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky. ~ Bob Dylan #lyrics,  One More Cup Of Coffee

The tighter you squeeze, the less you have. ~ Zen Saying #quote

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. ~ George Bernard Shaw #quote

In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing. ~ Theodore Roosevelt #quote

The failure is complete. I turn my head and go away. I took my share in this fight for the impossible. ~ Albert Camus #quote

A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and over think and hesitate. ~ Steven Pressfield #quote

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.  ~ Francis Bacon #quote

Clocks slay time...  time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. ~ William Faulkner  #quote

If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us. ~ Anon #quote


I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom. ~ Chuck Palahniuk #quote,  Fight Club

Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil. Well, the tragedy is over. ~ Albert Camus #quote

The truth is, every son raised by a single mom is pretty much born married. I don't know, but until your mom dies it seems  all the other women in your life can never be more than just your mistress. ~ Chuck Palahniuk #quote


Stay true to yourself. ~ Life Lessons from a 90 Year Old #quote

Without order nothing can exist—without chaos nothing can evolve. ~ Anon #quote

The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth - that the error and truth are simply opposite.  They are nothing of the sort.  What the world turns to, when it is cured on one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one.  ~ H.L. Mencken #quote

You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself. ~ Life Lessons from a 90 Year Old #quote

When I break any of the chains that bind me I feel that I make myself smaller.  ~ Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin #quote

We are all creatures of the stars. ~ Doris Lessing #quote

Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken! ~ Chuck Palahniuk, #quote Fight Club

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.  ~ John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, 1911 #quote

I don't ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful. ~ Pete Hamill #quote

People who park on the east side of a football stadium will invariably have seats on the west side. #Gilbert'sConclusion

How many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry? Yes, and how many deaths will it take 'til he knows that too many people have died? - Bob Dylan; Peter, Paul, and Mary, Blowin' In The Wind #lyrics

Use it. #Howard'sFirstLawoftheatre

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. ~ Anatole France #quote


How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing. ~ Albert Camus #quote

When a man's wife learns to understand him, she usually stops listening to him. #Creamer'sConclusion

I've observed that there are more lines formed than things worth waiting for.  ~ Robert Brault #quote

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein - it rejects it. #oneliner


In a mist the heights can for the most part see each other; but the valleys cannot.  ~ Augustus William  #quote

Bullets can harm you and death can disarm you, but no, you will not be deceived. Stripped of all virtue as you crawl through the dirt, you can give but you cannot receive. ~ Bob Dylan #quote,  No Time To Think

Ask her to wait a moment - I am almost done. ~ Carl Friedrich Gauss #quote, while working, when informed that his wife is dying

No, I should not consider not cursing. If the parents are paranoid, then that is their problem. Why should I curb my normal behaviour to meet the skewed, outdated, idiotic standards of some old prudes? To hell with 'em. Let 'em eat my faeces. ~ Steve Shives, on self-censorship #quote

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. ~ John Locke #quote

A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes. ~ James Feibleman #quote

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience. ~ George Bernard Shaw #quote

Rock of Ages- any woman over 30 years of age.  #FlapperSlang

It is better to be quotable than to be honest. ~ Tom Stoppard #quote

Life is the sum of all your choices. ~ Albert Camus #quote

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman. ~ Wallace Stevens #Quote

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege. ~ Unknown Author #Quote

There is no truth. There is only perception. ~ Gustave Flaubert #Quote

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists. ~ Jean Rostand #quote

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity. ~ Gilda Radner #quote

Forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you. ~ Bob Dylan #quote,  It's All Over Now, Baby Blue