Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Follow the Talent

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads." -- Erica Jong

found on Women's Art Gallery - YWCA Cincinnati

Saturday, September 24, 2005

The Nature of Greatness

"It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact." -- Edmund Burke

Einstein on War

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." -- Albert Einstein

Thoreau on Fashion

"Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new." -- Henry David Thoreau

What We Think vs. What We Know

"Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know." -- Cullen Hightower

Saturday, September 10, 2005

John C. Dvorak Loves Podcasting

"An executive at Disney will be in a meeting and ask the staff how many people knew this was going on, and three geeks in the back will raise their hands. Then slowly two-thirds of the room will raise their hands. None of these people will have known that everyone already knew. It's about then that podcasting will suddenly become the rage. It'll be a Time magazine cover. That will be by the middle of next year. Then the money will start flying around like crazy." -- John C. Dvorak

spotted on CURRY.COM: Adam Curry's Weblog

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Cardiologist's Diet

"The cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good spit it out." -- Unknown

Churchill on Avoiding Temptation

"Don't worry about avoiding temptation, as you grow older, it will avoid you." -- Winston Churchill

Will Rogers on Slowing Aging Process

"We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way
through Congress."
-- Will Rogers

Life Begins At Fifty, But...

"Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty... but everything else starts
to wear out, fall out, or spread out."
-- Phyllis Diller

WC Fields and Drinking Water

"I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it." -- WC. Fields

Youth as an Ideal State

"Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life." -- Herbert Henry Asquith

Mark Twain - Millionaire?

"I am opposed to millionaires... but it would be dangerous to offer me the
-- Mark Twain

Happiness and Money

"What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money." -- Henny Youngman

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Joe Namath and Parenting

"Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was shut up." -- Joe Namath

Money, Happiness, and Misery

"Money can't buy you happiness... but it does bring you a more pleasant form
of misery."
-- Spike Milligan

Now THAT'S Bad Luck!

"My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying." -- Ed Furgol

Benefits of Irish Coffee

"Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat." -- Alex Levine

Zsa Zsa's Relationship Advice

"I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back." -- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Jilly Cooper on Training Men

"The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness and
kindness, can be trained to do most things."
-- Jilly Cooper

Mark Twain on Why We Need Women

"What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce." -- Mark Twain

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Mary Landrieu on the Devastation of Hurricane Katrina

"Having toured Sri Lanka with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist after the Indian Ocean tsunami in December, it saddens me to report that the devastation I've seen here at home is equal to that which I witnessed half a world away.

"Our nation came to the aid of the tsunami victims then, and to hurricane victims in Central America before. I am deeply moved to see us come together with the same love and fellowship today, as millions of Americans have rallied to support their brothers and sisters on the Gulf Coast."
-- Mary Landrieu, United States Senator from Louisiana, about the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005

via The Washington Post article "We'll Need Your Help"