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    Tori Amos
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  1. Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs. At least that's what it feels like to me. Whether that's what it actually sounds like might depend on what the listener brings to the songs.

  2. Anacreon
    ( ) Greek Poet
  3. I both love and do not love; and am mad and not mad.

  4. Ian Anderson [alias Jethro Tull]
    ( ) British musician, composer, vocalist
  5. Come with me to the Winged Isle--
    Northern father's Western child
    Where the Dance of Ages is playing still
           through far marches of Acres Wild.
  6. Bring me a wheel of oaken wood
    A rein of polished leather
    A Heavy Horse and a tumbling sky
    Brewing heavy weather.
  7. Another tea-time, another day older. --from One Brown Mouse
  8. Give us Direction; the best of goodwill;
    Put us in touch with fair winds.
    Sing to us softly, hum the evening's song--
    Tell us what the blacksmith has done for you. --from Weathercock

  9. Marian Anderson
    (1902 - 1993) American contralto
  10. No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise..

  11. Poul Anderson
    ( )
  12. I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.

  13. Walter Anderson
    ( )
  14. Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.

  15. Giulio Andreotti
    ( )
  16. I recognize my limits but when I look around I realise I am not living exactly in a world of giants.

  17. Maya Angelou
    (1928 - ) American poet laureate, author, performer, composer
  18. There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.

  19. Anonymous
    ( )
  20. 82.8% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
  21. After the battle the auditors are the ones who go out and stab the wounded.
  22. It occurs to me: The prefixes "pro" and "con" are opposites. Consider, for example, the word "progress."
  23. Politics consists in the art of taking votes from the poor and money from the rich under the pretext of protecting each from the other.
  24. An accountant is a person hired to explain that you didn't make the money you thought you did.
  25. An educated man is one who has finally discovered that there are some questions to which nobody has the answer.
  26. The easiest thing to find is fault.
  27. Troubles, like babies, grow larger by nursing.
  28. An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.
  29. Anybody with money to burn will easily find someone to tend the fire.
  30. The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor's shoulder is to pat him on the back.
  31. A budget is just a method of worrying before you spend money, as well as afterward.
  32. Cat bathing is a martial art.
  33. Bringing computers into the home won't change either one, but may revitalize the corner saloon.
  34. Cuisine is something like food but the portions are smaller and the prices are higher. If you happen to have French cuisine then the waiter will insult you as you are served.
  35. A desk is a wastebasket with drawers.
  36. The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work.
  37. Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.
  38. Drive defensively -- buy a tank.
  39. Drunk is feeling sophisticated when you can't say it.
  40. The earth is like a tiny grain of sand, only much, much heavier.
  41. The easiest thing to find is fault.
  42. Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway.
  43. Even worse than raining cats and dogs is hailing taxis.
  44. Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it.
  45. Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.
  46. Fifty percent of the citizens of this country have a below average understanding of statistics.
  47. Fishing gives you a sense of where you fit in the sceme of things - Your place in the universe...I, mean, here I am, one small guy with a fishing pole on this vast beach and out there in the blue expanse of ocean are these hundreds of millions of fish...laughing at me.
  48. Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one.
  49. A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money.
  50. Even worse than raining cats and dogs is hailing taxis.
  51. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you get rid of him for the weekend!
  52. A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn't.
  53. In God We Trust --- All others must pay cash.
  54. Go as far as you can see, and when you get there, you'll see farther.
  55. The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.
  56. He who dies with the most toys, is, nonetheless, still dead.
  57. The hypochondriac's epitaph: "NOW will you believe me?"
  58. I believe in questioning authority up until a certain point, and that point is reached when I am the authority.
  59. If A equals success, then the formula is: A=X+Y+Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.
  60. 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 he hears, however measured or far away. Unless his problem is simply a poor sense of rhythm.
  61. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you.
  62. If it is to be, it is up to me.
  63. If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.
  64. If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
  65. If you love something, set it free.
    If it returns, it's yours forever.
    If it doesn't, it wasn't yours to begin with.
  66. If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
  67. If you want your eggs hatched, sit on them yourself.
  68. Imagination is intelligence having fun.
  69. Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
  70. I saw a sign on a golf course that said: "The meek shall inherit the earth, but they won't make the green in two."
  71. It is better to have loved and lost, then to have hated and won.
  72. It's easy to criticize; it's like shooting fish in a barrel.
  73. It's when you're safe at home that you wish you were having an adventure. When you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.
  74. Just try explaining the value of statistical summaries to the widow of the man who drowned crossing a stream with an average depth of four feet.
  75. Kids go where there's excitement. They stay where there's love.
  76. Life is a series of movements from one chair to another.
  77. Living right doesn't really make you live longer, it just seems like longer.
  78. Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight.
  79. The man who attends strictly to his business usually has plenty of business to attend to.
  80. Many people are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
  81. Math and alcohol don't mix. Please don't drink and derive.
  82. Middle age is when you have a choice of two temptations and choose the one that will get you home earlier.
  83. The mind forgets but the heart always remembers.
  84. Minds, like parachutes, only function when open.
  85. Money can't buy happiness; it can, however, rent it.
  86. Money can't buy happiness, but it does quiet the nerves.
  87. The more beautiful the snake the deadlier its venom.
  88. The more useful the shopping list the more likely it will be left at home.
  89. The most flattering comments on your hair come the day before you're scheduled to have it cut.
  90. Mushrooms look like little umbrellas because they always grow in damp places.
  91. Nemo nisi intus superatus (You only get beaten from within.)
  92. Never appeal to a man's "better nature." he might not have one.
  93. Never argue with a fool, people might not know the difference.
  94. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
  95. Numbers are like people; torture them enough and they'll tell you anything.
  96. Offense is never given. It is only taken.
  97. One thing the inventors can't seem to get the bugs out of is fresh paint.
  98. The one who snores will fall asleep first.
  99. Bringing computers into the home won't change either one, but may revitalize the corner saloon.
  100. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
  101. Yesterday is a cancelled check; tomorrow is a promisory note; today is ready cash. Spend it wisely.
  102. Even a mosquito doesn't get a slap on the back until it starts to work.
  103. Character Density: The number of very weird people in the office.
  104. I believe in questioning authority up until a certain point, and that point is reached when I am the authority.
  105. Revolutionaries become conservatives after the revolution.
  106. A road map always tells you everything except how to refold it.
  107. The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
  108. Save the whales. Collect the whole set.
  109. Seen on the door to a light-wave lab: "Do not look into laser with remaining good eye."
  110. Semper Gumby (always flexible)
  111. Some people make things happen, some watch while things happen, and some wonder 'What happened?'
  112. Sometimes, the road is less traveled for a reason.
  113. Take Nothing but Pictures.
    Leave nothing but footprints.
    Kill nothing but time.
  114. The task of an educator should be to irrigate the desert not clear the forest.
  115. Tax time - that's when all your pictures of George Washington give their farewell address.
  116. There's a pinch of the madman in every great man.
  117. There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs, there'd be no place to put it all.
  118. Time exists so everything doesn't happen at once. Space exists so everything doesn't happen to you.
  119. Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening all at once.
  120. To be, or not to be, those are the parameters.
  121. To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.
  122. Troubles, like babies, grow larger by nursing.
  123. A toast to bread, for without bread, there could be no toast.
  124. The way to become a good ping pong player is to play ping pong. The way to become a creative thinker is to spend time thinking creatively.
  125. Under the most rigorously controlled conditions of pressure, temperature, humidity, and other variables, the organism will do as it damn well pleases.
  126. A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
  127. Whatever happens to you, it will have previously happened to everyone you know, only more so.
  128. A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
  129. The world is coming to an end. Please return your library books.
  130. Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
  131. You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time - that should be enough for most purposes.
  132. You can make it foolproof, but you can't make it damnfoolproof.
  133. You don't have to be faster than the bear, you just have to be faster than the slowest guy running from the bear.
  134. You should emulate your heroes, but don't carry it too far. Especially if they're dead.
  135. You're only young once, but you can be immature forever.
  136. La vie est breve,
    Un peu d'espoir,
    Un peu de reve,
    Et puis - bonsoir!
  137. (Life is brief.
    A little hope,
    A little dream,
    And then - goodnight.
  138. Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
  139. There are people who make things happen,
    those who watch what happens,
  140. and those who wonder what happened.
  141. The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
  142. I haven't a clue as to how my story will end. But that's all right. When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, you don't conclude that the road has vanished... And how else could we discover the stars?
  143. The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.
  144. Art is a deliberate recreation of a new and special reality that grows from your response to life. It cannot be copied; it must be created.
  145. Good judgement comes from experience...experience comes from poor judgement
  146. When your son is six, make him obey. When your son is sixteen, make him a friend.
  147. The older I get, the better I used to be.
  148. An American is a man with two arms and four wheels.
  149. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
  150. The goal of Computer Science is to build something that will last at least until we've finished building it.
  151. Being a computer means never having to say you're sorry.
  152. Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones.
  153. Experience is what you got by not having it when you need it.
  154. Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
  155. Happiness is just an illusion caused by the temporary absence of reality.
  156. Live every day as if it were your last and then some day you'll be right.
  157. This life is a test. It is only a test. Had this been an actual life, you would have received further instructions as to what to do and where to go.
  158. To those who do not count their life in years, but in how life has touched them in the past and how much it can hold in the future; Youth is forever.
  159. The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.
  160. A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool an from a mountain top.
  161. Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it.
  162. Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
  163. Anarchy - it's not the law, it's just a good idea.
  164. Antonym: The opposite of the word you're trying to think of.
  165. Astronomers say the universe is finite, which is a comforting thought for those people who can't remember where they leave things.
  166. Knowledge is free at the library. Just bring your own container.
  167. He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.


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