Inventing is the mixing of brains and materials.
The more brains you use, the less materials you need.
~ Charles F. Kettering
Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West
The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.
- Norman Douglas
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
- Lily Tomlin
Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
- Salvador Dali
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Laurence J. Peter
Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind;
it forces you to stretch your own.
~ Charles Scribner, Jr.
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things,
you develop the habit in little matters.
Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
~ Colin Powell
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
Sound is the vocabulary of nature.
- Pierre Schaeffer
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley
One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.
- Elizabeth Bowen
"A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and another woman shall bear me."
- The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran.
And may you have twice the number.
From the movie "Red Tails"...
"Experience is a cruel teacher. It gives the exam first, then the lesson."
I love this: "It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere".
Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.
- Mark Twain
We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.
- Ivan Illich
Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.
- Miguel de Unamuno
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
- R. Buckminster Fuller
Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
- Sam Levenson