Thursday, August 31, 2006

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 162

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind." --Albert Einstein

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 161

"Take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then say it with the utmost levity." --George Bernard Shaw

"In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness." --Christopher Morley, writer (1890-1957)

Monday, August 28, 2006

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 160

"Prose: words in their best order; poetry: the best words in their best order." --Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Dictionaries are like watches: the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true." --Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784)

"I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me." --Dave Barry

"In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain."
--Pliny the Elder

"If you trust Google more than your doctor than maybe it's time to switch doctors." --Jadelr and Cristina Cordova

"Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses." --Margaret Millar

Friday, August 25, 2006

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 159

"We find comfort among those who agree with us, growth among those who don't." --Frank A. Clark, writer (1911- )

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 158

"It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow." --Miguel de Cervantes, novelist (1547-1616)

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 157

"He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own." --Aesop

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." --Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 156

"George W. Bush is Lincoln the way Dan Quayle is Jack Kennedy."
--Garrett Epps,

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 155

"A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it."
--Frank A. Clark, writer (1911- )

Monday, August 21, 2006

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 154

"Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty."
--Leo Rosten

"The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority." --Ralph W. Sockman

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 153

"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one." --Charles Horton Cooley, Life and the Student

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 152

"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. It it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." --E.B. White, writer (1899-1985)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 152

"There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science." --Louis Pasteur

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 151

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy."
--Ernest Benn

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 150

"I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty." --Nancy Reagan

"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back." --Maya Angelou, poet (1928- )

"In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters." --Paul Gauguin

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 149

Stephen Hawking, answering a question about the global threats facing humanity: "The likelihood that we will need the services of Bruce Willis in the next 100 years is very small."