Saturday, December 3, 2005

favorite quotes

a list of my fave quotations [permapost]:

  • Freedom has always been an expensive thing. - MLK
  • The truth is out there. - The X-Files
  • The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. - Anon.
  • The obstacles you encounter are your life. - Anon.
  • Without death, there is no life. - spoken to me
  • Without struggle, there is no progress. - Fredrick Douglass
  • If the world didn't suck, then we'd all fall off. - Anon.
  • In the 60s, people took acid to make the world look weird; now that the world is weird, people take prozac to make it normal. - Anon.
  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If you are going through hell, keep going. - Sir Winston Churchill
  • I have never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me, there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality. - Alice Paul -- founder of the National Woman's Party
  • If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you. - Anon.
  • I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas Edison
  • Maybe this world is another planet's Hell. - Aldous Huxley
  • The beginning is always today. - Mary Wollstonecraft
  • The hardest lesson in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn. - Anon.
  • The consumption of alcohol may actually cause pregnancy. - Anon.
  • The good ole days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems. - Billy Joel
  • Well-behaved women seldom make history. - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • Bad ideas flourish because they are in the interest of powerful groups. - Paul Krugman
  • Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. - John Stuart Mill
  • Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar. - Drew Carey
  • Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What did Conservatives do? They opposed them on every one of those things – every one. So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, ‘Liberal,’ as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won’t work, Senator, because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor. - The West Wing debate
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